Pure Joy Boutique Town House is an eclectic renovated structure, in a charming cul-de-sac in the Venetian Harbor of Chania. In this pedestrian street, the liveliness of the historic quarters pauses, unfolding moments of contemplation and privacy.
In keeping with the tight scale in these historic grounds what is unique about this property is its chimerical use of space, surprising young and old with features such as staircase drawers. This architectural gem is the perfect accommodation both as a romantic hide-out as well as a home away from home for a small family.
This unique accommodation has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a WC. There is one bathroom with a rain shower on the first floor, and a WC on the ground floor. The living room and fully-equipped kitchen are also on the ground floor.
Joyously located in one of the best parts of the old harbor, Pure Joy is close to some of the finest restaurants of Chania, whimsical shops and lazy cafes, while the sea is just a 2 minute walk away. The closest major attractions are the Byzantine Museum, the Fortress of San Salvadore, and the Naval Museum. Not much further away you may find the Etz Hayim Synagogue, the archaeological museum and the Egyptian Light House, the town’s land mark. The closest organized beach is 500 m away and reached by a picturesque seaside walk. Organize your path or just do yourself the favor and get lost in the colorful alleys and through time.
Accueil extrêmement sympathique et souriant d'Aglaia. Très bonne communication de sa part et aucun problème pour nous retrouver, que ce soit à l'arrivée (une petit cadeau de bienvenue en plus) ou bien au départ de l'appartement (merci encore pour le petit-déjeuner).
La maison en elle-même est parfaitement confirme à la description et l'on s'y sent comme chez soi. Agréable terrasse sur le toit.
La situation est parfaite : dans une ruelle calme mais à 100m du coeur de la ville.
Hania est une ville superbe où il fait bon se promener. Excellents conseils de restaurants proposés par Aglaia.
Bref, on reviendra sans hésiter !
Merci Aglaia pour cet excellent - mais trop court - séjour.
We actually stayed at Pure Joy, Aglaia's beautiful and comfortable 3 story home in the Old Town of ancient Venetian Chania.This home has been renovated to a high standard, cool and comfortable in its vibe, an authentic, historic neighborhood with a modern renovated interior, yet still retaining character. The roof terrace was a lovely place to relax. We could walk everywhere, just minutes from the harbor and beach. All basics plus some lovely extras were provided. Aglaia could not have been a better or more gracious host. She met us, helped us park, provided detailed information and insider tips on restaurants and must do activities. We fell in love with Chania and Aglaia and feel we have made a true friend for life. A 10 +, highly recommended.
A super beautiful and charming house, that offered everything we needed for our comfort. The location of the house is just in the old city of Chania, which is very nice, but still close to the beach. Our superhost, Aglaia, gave us the best recommendations for greek restaurants and bars. The food was lovely and not expensive. Aglaia welcomed us on eastersunday with a lot of lokal food and even brought us breakfast on the last day. There was a cleaning-lady coming, every second day. All in all we totally recommend the house and its host. It was a pleasure to stay in. Luisa, Janika, Natalie, Carolin, Marie
Aglaia kindly arranged our taxi from the airport and her mum Irene and the cleaner Eva were waiting to greet us which was lovely. The house is beautiful. It sits up at the end of a little cul de sac right beside the old town. The street is quiet but there are restaurants and shops right at the end. We were not blessed by good weather but the roof terrace is lovely and you can also sit outside both the back and front doors. Eva cleaned the apartment after two days and changed all the bedding and towels. ( we only stayed for 4 days in total) . Aglaia was very helpful and welcoming. The gifts of fruit , veg, wine bread etc were also so thoughtful and much appreciated. Very well equipped kitchen. Microwave,kettle, nice dishes etc, great shower. Second toilet very useful too, as there were four of us.
We would love to return to Pure Joy and recommend it as a lovely place to stay in Chania.
We spent 6 wonderful days on the New Year holidays. The home is warm, thoughtful and elegant. We traveled together with our friends (two couples) and felt nice and comfortable. Aglaia is a fantastic hostess, her tips helped us a lot in discovering Chania's best places.
We got lovely "vasilopita" cake that was delivered to us on December 31st :-).
By the way, don't be afraid of the cute steep staircase that leads to the second bedroom. It takes just one time to try and you will like it.
This little home was perfect! The photos do it great justice. It has great history yet completely modern. Aglaia was a fantastic host! She met us at the airport, provided us all her favorite tips (best restaurants, beaches, markets, etc). Her mother bought us some great staples that were on the counter when we arrived. This was my first experience with AirBNB and it far surpassed my expectations. Thank you to Aglaia for providing such a beautiful home for us to relax in for a few days.
Wir hatten eine super tolle Woche auf Kreta, trotz viel Regen. Denn die total süße Wohnung hat uns für das schlechte Wetter entschädigt. Die Bilder entsprechen der Wirklichkeit. Man konnte auch gut mal ein gemütlichen Nachmittag oder Abend zu Hause verbringen. Sehr sauber. Die Lage ist super zentral in der Altstadt gelegen, man braucht eigentlich kein Auto. Aglaia war jederzeit per mail ansprechbar und immer bereit für eine Auskunft. Sie hat uns am Flughafen abgeholt und zu unserem Bus gebracht, wie selbstverständlich. Alles sehr herzlich. Vielen Dank nochmals :-)) Petra
I love Chania, and am sure you will too when you visit!
After 7 years in the holiday home rental industry in Chania, our team can provide the comfort you need so you only need worry about enjoying.