A unique house in Chania Old Town, blending luxury with tradition.

A unique house in Chania Old Town, blending luxury with tradition.


the old town house

A compact and luxuriously renovated traditional townhouse in the old town of Chania, completed with roof top pool and terrace area, you won’t believe how much you will find inside. Situated less than a 5-minute walk to the Old Port you will benefit from a level of tranquillity that is not often found in the in this part of Town. “To Ble Hani”, means The Blue Guesthouse and derives its name from the origins of the city itself. Hani was the old Arabic for guest house. The city holds a long-standing tradition with passing travellers and so was famous for its numerous guesthouses, Hania (Chania). We hope that you also will get the chance to enjoy the delights of this city, as so many have done so throughout its history, when you stay at To Ble Hani.

On entering the house, you are met by a beautifully tiled entrance hall. On your left you will see the original stone wall of the house, which has been left as a reminder to it’s guests of the building’s history. On your right you see a beautiful arched crittall glass window that offers entry into the ground floor ensuite bedroom. Here a unique circular jacuzzi bath and shower appears to emerge from the very foundations of the house itself and offers a therapeutic way for guests to unwind.

As you climb up the stairs to the first floor you are met by the second glamorous bathroom, which has been fitted with a double shower and offers an exotic bathing experience. Here, once again, you will find the blue theme from which the house takes its name. Immediately off the hall is the second bedroom, completed with a floating bed, this space is perfect for curling up and enjoying a Kazantzakis novel while watching the passers-by on the street below.

As you carry on up to the second floor take a moment to appreciate one of the houses’ key architectural features, its floating staircase, which appears to be hung from the roof above. Here you will find the living and dining space where you benefit from the feeling of being elevated above the street below. This well-appointed kitchen will allow you to try your hand at some of cuisine you might have experienced during your stay. Or perhaps just to sit and relax on the large sofa and enjoy a movie while unwinding from a busy day of exploring the Old Town.

Finally, continue up one more level to find the house’s last, and perhaps most intriguing surprise. As you exit on to the roof you will find our sanctuary in the sky. A beautifully tilled terrace, outdoor dining and BBQ area, completed with roof top heated swimming pool. If you don’t want to venture out to find a beach to cool off, why not stay by the pool? In the evening, if you don’t fancy dining out, why not grill some Lamb Chops or Pork Steaks on the ceramic Kamado BBQ, and enjoy a cold glass of something?

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6 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

1 bath



The surrounding area
Less than a minute walk from the house you will find the atmospheric square of Splantzia, that sits in the shadow of the church of Agios Nikoloaos, once converted from a Mosque after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. In this square you will find everything you need. Sit and enjoy a Freddo Cappuccino while watching the hustle and bustle of the day or return in the evening when the square really comes alive. Sit in one of the tavernas and enjoy a range of home-made cuisine and enjoy a crisp and cold glass of Charma Beer (the regions main brewer) or a bottle of Lafkas (a delicious beer made by one of the islands celebrated micro-breweries). Most evenings you will be able to listen to live music, and really get a chance to experience why the Cretan culture is so alluring.

The location