About This Listing
You stay on the 1st floor from a Venetion house that goes back to the 14t century in the heart of the old town of Rethymno/ Crete.
The beach is only a 8 minute walk, the shops and pubs on 3 minutes and nevertheless in our street (only 1m50 wide) it’s so quit.
We serve breakfast under the lemon tree.
The apartment has a kitchen if you’re hungry during the day.
Master bedroom (2 persons. There’s a bathroom with douche / toilet / sink just beside.
In the sitting area there’s a sofa bed for 2 persons.
On the mezzanine there’s room for two persons. A second bathroom with bad / toilet / sink is nearby.
Bed and chair for a child are available also toys and childrenbooks.
You can relax on the terrace.
In the price included: breakfast, bed linen and towels, douche and bath soap, soap, beachtowels.
Welcome gift and mineral water.
Children -12 years have reduced prices
Guests have access to the court yard and are welcome to relax under the lemontree.
Interaction with Guests
We - the hosts - live downstairs and we gladly help you with all the questions you have concerning the Island.
Whenever guests need us we are there to help them and to give advice concerning excursions, practical things as where to find a bank, pharmacist, doctor, .....
The streets in our part of the town are only 1,50 m wide, it is very quiet and yet you are only a 3 minute walk away from the centre from the old town with his restaurants, shops, kafenions...
Supermarket around the corner.
It happens to us quite often, after being at home for a few days enjoying the house; the feeling that when you walk around the corner and say to yourself 'hey there are still other people in this place.' It’s quite strange that it can be so quite in the hart of the old town.
Busstation with connection to Chania (Airport)or Heraklion (Airport) is at 10 minutes walk.
There is a 24 hours guarded parking area at 2 minutes walk.
Transport from and to the airport can be discussed when necessary.
Other Things to Note
Several low budget airline companies fly to Heraklion and Chania, they offer interesting prizes but there is also a limited baggage weight.
At Palia Porta we found a kind of solution(s) :
-You do not need to bring beach towels, we have enough of them as well as a beach bag (s).
-We lend you a cooler bag to keep your drinks cold as you explore the island.
-There’s a trunk full of toys for the children, as puzzles, crayons, colouring books, Duplo, dolls, …. Even as beach toys
-In addition to the usual toilet soap shampoo, shower gel, we provide also in tooth brush and toothpaste (in case of long stay), lotions, luxury products, paper handkerchiefs,...
-FIRST AID box is also available, as well as first aid kit (read needle and thread) for the button which fell off of your favourite blouse.
On simple demand we wash your laundry.
-On your departure we give you a takeaway package (sandwiches), in case of long stay, which you can enjoy during your flight.
If you choose for Palia Porta you have enough weight in your suitcase leftover for all the things that really matter.
Helping people spend the holiday of their life is what we live for.
All very welcome !
We – the owners of - Maison d’Hôtes Palia Porta have only one
for the house
for the Venetian builder who constructed this house in the 14th century
for the Turks who reformed the house into a hamam
for all the people who lived in this house during the centuries
for the ghosts who still hang around somewhere
for those who put all their love in this house so people can enjoy it
for the neighbours
for the Cretan traditions
We are guests on this beautiful island where the sun never sleeps and where doors are always open to visitors.
RESPECT and HOSPITALITY – two words that are invented here in CRETE
RESPECT - To get it - You must give it !
Amazing house, lovely people! Book this house without second thoughts! No matter how high expectations all these reviews here create, these house and hosts will manage to impress you! It is a great experience to stay in a house like this! It is spacious and clean. The yard is like a dream! The breakfast is an experience itself, delicious, original and A LOT! Dominique, her husband and their daughter are lovely and discreet! It has been a privilege meeting them! I wish I will make it to visit them again! ;)
Truly the best airbnb experience I have enjoyed to date. The first floor location of a 14th century Venetian house was superb. The furnishings and linen were superb. The excellence of breakfast prepared by Dominique cannot be over emphasised. The food was fresh and every day there were new delights superbly cooked and prepared by Dominique who is an excellent master cook. The advice of Dominique and Eddy on many issues were valued. Dominique, Eddy and Stephanie area delightful family who made our stay completely memorable.
I cannot recommend Palia Porta more highly. The apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town and only 10 minutes walk from the beach. The apartment is lovely, comfortable and tastefully decorated. I even got to have a bath which was very luxurious after a couple of weeks of travelling. Details such as products in the bathroom and beach towels in the cupboard just make things so easy. Dominique and Eddy's breakfasts are plentiful and tasty. They even made me a take away breakfast as I had to leave early in the morning. There was enough food to keep me full all day. I would definitely stay at Palia Porta again if I am in Rethymnon. Thanks so much Dominique and Eddy for a wonderful time.
Dominique et Eddie nous ont remarquablement reçu, dans le beau havre de paix et de sérénité. Tout a été vraiment parfait avec quelque chose en plus, assez rare, ce talent de recevoir avec simplicité et finesse.
Eddie s'est révélé également un cuisinier hors pair pour la préparation de petits déjeuner royal !
bravo à vous et bon rétablissement à Dominique !
Anne François et Théo
Dominique and her husband made our staying a wonderful experience.
I have no words to say about the delicious breakfast.. you think it's prepared for a royal family! The place is magical right in the heart of old town. You are everywhere in 5-10 minutes and if you don't want to go out you can relax in the magnificent terrace.
I hope to meet this wonderful couple again in Crete or in Belgium.
Dominique and Eddy have created a true oasis on Crete. Their place is wonderful. If you are interested in architecture or just love beauty, you will really appreciate staying here. The first thing we noticed as we bumbled down the little pedestrian street with our rolling bags was the big old antique doors that they have painted a gorgeous shade of golden mustardy yellow. We were thrilled at first site, but it got better. Inside, the garden is peaceful and two tiered with an old lemon tree and complete privacy and quiet from the outside world. These two are hosts on steroids! They are very proud of their beautiful place as they should be and have done a brilliant job transforming it while still keeping it's old Venetian character intact. The breakfast on the patio was over the top, delicious, plentiful and beautifully served. They are really nice people and we were lucky to meet them. They made our stay in Rethimnon a memorable experience. Thanks!!
Il est difficile d'être mieux reçu. Dominique et Eddy étaient aux petits soins avec nous. Le moindre de nos besoin ou de souhait était déjà exaucé tellement Dominique pense à tout. Même les jeux de société ou de plages sont à disposition. un bonheur pour notre fils de 5 ans.
En plein centre de la vieille ville, la localisation est idéale.
Enfin, le petit déjeuner est pantagruelique, diversifié et entièrement fait à la maison. Que du bonheur!
Dominique et Eddy sont toujours présents, disponibles et incroyablement attentionnés. Une superbe adresse pour profiter de Rethymnon qui vaut largement d'y passer quelques jours.