The Old Town of Chania. Splantzia District.

Deluxe Hotel is located in the center of Chania Town, in the area of Splantzia, just 150 meters from the beach of Koum Kapi. 150 m. from the well-known Municipal Market (Agora), 150m. from the Old Town and about 150 meters away from the beach of Koum Kapi.

Around ” Deluxe Hotel” there is free parking or you can leave your car in one of the 2 large municipal car parks, which are just a 2-minute walk away.

The Old Town of Chania is undoubtedly one of the ornaments of Chania and the whole island. Quite plagued by pillaging, it is full of picturesque narrow, stone-built pedestrian streets and attractions of enormous historical significance. The old city of Chania was burned down and bombed several times in its long history, while the conquerors left their own stamp on every spot. With reference to the Egyptian lighthouse, the Venetian harbor and the Ottoman Yali Mosque are some of the buildings that have been saved and complete the image of the Old City.

Splantzia’s guests have the opportunity to wander in the Old Town’s narrow streets and admire the countless sights. Sights of historical and cultural importance that testify to the favorable location that it was built in.

More specifically, in the Old Town of Chania you will find the Venetian harbor, the Egyptian lighthouse, the Splantzia square, the fountain, the Firka fortress, the Maritime Museum of Crete, the large Arsenali, the shipyards, the Yali Mosque and the metropolis of Chania.


The Splantzia district of Chania

In a quiet area that resembles a labyrinth with alleys, behind the hustle of the harbor of Chania near the Kastelli area, is the former residence of the leader (Pasha) during the Ottoman domination. It is the Splantzia region that has been a Turkish quarter for over 200 years of Turkish occupation.
The area is immediately recognizable due to the prominent mosque (that was renovated in 1645) and due to the Minarets that adorn the majority of Christian churches in the area.

The picturesque Venetian harbor is considered to be the most beautiful landscape of Crete. The central square, which is the starting point of the old town, is known as the “Fountain”, as there is a fountain with water. This is where the majority of visitors come and you will come across many restaurants, cafes, museums, galleries and historical monuments.

Some of the most popular points of the harbour are the Venetian Lighthouse where it has been completely restored and you can visit it, the Maritime Museum, the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Turkish mosque that functions as an exhibition center, the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, the Jewish Synagogue and Halidon Street, the most popular street of the old town leading to the harbor.

The old town provides a cozy atmosphere with many narrow streets, sidewalks, old beautiful buildings, most of which have been successfully restored. The city center of Chania remains alive with the traffic and the hustle of everyday life with facilities that offer all sorts of activities such as shops and everything else you need.

It is a quiet area, located in a great spot to visit and one of the city’s sights and places of interest. Within a few minutes walk from the harbour and near the municipal market, it is the ideal base for the current visitor of the city of Chania. There are many fine restaurants in the surrounding area as well as a private guarded car park just opposite the hotel.

Just minutes away in the other direction you will find yourself in the heart of Chania’s shopping district, leather shops and the central bus station.