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Chania Old Town

About Chania

Casa Leone Venetian residence has been converted into a classy and romantic boutique hotel located into the historical old town of Chania. This beautiful Venetian quarter is a web of atmospherics streets that tumble onto a magnificent harbor with its 15th century light house "Faros". Many of old buildings have been restored into chic restaurants, cafes, shops, bars and hotels making the old town lively and colorful place.

The cultural background of Chania is very rich, first of all due to town's long history and its interaction with many diverse civilizations in the past. Sights as the Mosque of the "janissaries" (built 17th century) the Great "Arsenal", the minaret of Achmet Aga and many other remnants of Turkish rules add to Chania an exotic charm.

Within the old town there is also the Archaeological Museum, the Naval History museum, the Byzantine / Post-Byzantine collection, the Folklore museum and the War museum. Other interesting sights, the Fort Firca, the Gate and Bulwark Subbionara, the Gate of the Renier Mansion, the Synagogue - Kehal Hayyim in the Topanas District, The indoor market "Agora". Only 5 minutes walking from hotel is a sandy blue flag beach of NEA CHORA, which separates the old port from the modern quarter.