Studio One in Chania Old Town Crete

Apartment - Private room · Angelou, Chania, Kriti 73131, Greece
Your host, Despina
14 Reviews
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The Space

Our Studios is a small family business and includes five studios in a two-storey building with private bathroom, kitchen facilities, and balcony.

The building was renovated originally in 1999 and then in 2005 and is situated on the west side of the old town, in the quiet area of "Topanas", with no traffic, just a few meters from the old Venetian harbour where you can find most of the historical sites of the city of Hania as well as many places for entertainment.

A major pole of attraction is the old city, with the old Venetian harbour. On the west side, the castle of Firkas, where the Naval Museum lies. On the opposite side of the harbour, the Venetian arsenals (shipyards) of the 16th century. There are also other Museums, Exhibitions, Nightlife and Shops. The town never stops to amaze you!

As an alternative you may take day excursions to the unique Samaria Gorge (the biggest in Europe), Kournas Lake, exotic beaches of Elafonisi, Falassarna, Gramvoussa, Balos (where you can take a mini cruise, too). Sail South Crete by Ferry (Chora Sfakion, Agia Roumeli, Sougia). Explore unspoiled villages around Chania, eat their local produce. Of course a visit to Knossos, Archaeological Heraklion Museum is a must. All these and even more make Hania unforgettable.

On the other hand if you prefer to have a break in Hania in wintertime, you have one more reason to come to our studios, as we alone in the whole old town offer central heating.

As a matter of fact, November to March rates are negotiable-according to number of persons and length of stay - because it's quite often to have longer renters during winter (website hidden) we have a different arrangement in that case, with a major 50% discount per month.This is a usual policy for us, since there are many people -like arists from abroad or even many Greeks - that choose to stay in Hania for the wintertime.

The units are in the same building, so they're ideal for a group of friends or families. Nevertheless, they may be let out separately, as each unit has all the necessary equipment -even hair dryers- to make your stay most comfortable.


It is important to mention that you will be provided with any kind of information you may need, as the owners know so many details about the prefecture of Hania and West Crete in general. So, you can easily find your way to sunny beaches, clear waters, very busy or isolated places, and even high mountains with a breathtaking view.

Since the studios have been restored by the owners themselves, they have warmth, relaxed atmosphere, nothing like impersonal hotel rooms. So, you'll find have everything to make you feel at home: a friendly - family atmosphere!

Looking forward to meeting you in Hania,
Despina, Iason and little George.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The studio was perfect - clean, cozy and in such a great location! Despina was very kind and flexible to our late check-in time (sorry), which made things so simple and stress-less. We greatly enjoyed our time in Chania and our stay.

    October 2013
  • We had a lovely stay at Iason's studios.
    Despina was kind and available to us.
    Nothing bad to say, the room was big and clean, near all the attractions and the ocean!

    July 2013
  • Great experience in a traditional house with a very nice host.
    Great location.

    Despina also excellent in terms of communication and 100% honest. Only stayed one night but would have been very keen to have stayed longer.

    Note it is two single beds and if you ask for a double it means a sheet is wedged down between the two but hey - still perfectly functional!

    Not sure of other options to be honest and there seemed to be plenty, but from our experience would certainly go back.

    July 2013
  • Tutto ok, Ambienti puliti e confortevoli. La padrona di casa è stata veramente gentile. La pubblicazione è ottima. Praticamente è sul lungomare.

    July 2013
  • Despina and her studios was fantastic! Great rooms, great location in Chania. She was kind, and very helpful with all of our questions, and with whatever we needed. Definitely recommend!

    June 2013
    Response from Despina:

    Thank you Sophie, for your kind words!
    It was a pleasure to meet you!

    June 2013
  • We loved our stay in Chania. The apartment was perfect for two people, right in the centre of town. If you are very sensitive to noise, the surrounding night life may keep you up, but this was not a big issue for us. There are many delicious restaurants around and everything is walking distance which was perfect. The apartment was also cleaned everyday for us, and laundry was taken care of when we asked. We had a lovely time! Thanks

    May 2013
    Response from Despina:

    Thanks Kamila!
    Hope to see you agan some time!

    May 2013
  • My stay with Despina was great! She was more than willing to help with any questions or concerns I had. She recommended some great places to visit nearby and also arranged a car rental for me! She was so helpful, and when I return to visit Chania I will definitely stay with her again.

    April 2013
    Response from Despina:

    Thanks a lot Kari!
    You have been a great guest!

    April 2013
  • We flew into Heraklion and then drove to Chania where we parked on the street and walked about 5 minutes to the studios. The check in couldn't have been simpler. Our studio was wonderful--clean, comfortable and had a lovely balcony. Despina was always available to answer any questions (via email) and thankfully we got to meet her on Day 2 :) Chania itself is a great place to stay--for starters it's absolutely beautiful. It is also very central and close to all the best beaches (Balos, Falassarna, Elafonisi). There are many great restaurants within walking distance--our favourite was To Stachi.
    We will definitely return to Iason Studios and would highly recommend anyone travelling to Crete to stay here.

    October 2012
  • The rooms were big and extraordinary clean, located in the very heart of Chanias old town, but in a deadend sideway -- so it was also very quiet at nighttimes.
    Despina was the perfect host -- very helpful, but not the least bit intrusive. Overall it was the most uncomplicated and easy experience!

    October 2012
  • We had a great time in Iason Studios and would recommend it to anyone travelling to Crete. Chania is the most beautiful city we visited, and Iasons studios are in the lively center, just nearby the airport and in one of the most cutest streets. You can find many restaurants and bars around. Chania is also a very good place to stay to visit some of the most beautiful sites in Crete: Balos, Elafonissi, Salafarna,... Moreover, Despina is very welcoming and helpful.

    September 2012
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Your host, Despina Papadeli, and her family have been running their family Studios for nine years, and in that time welcomed guests from all over the world. Many return for their retreat to Chania and a welcome and relaxing stay at our Studios. Despina manages the property with loving care. She speaks fluent English and will be happy to provide guests with fascinating insider information regarding the island, thus allowing visitors to experience Crete to the full. Whether on your own simply relaxing on the balcony or enjoying your personalized suite or on the go shopping for the crafts, visiting historical sights, and exploring fine dining - your host, Despina, anticipates your needs and wishes. Greek warm hospitality is well known. Have a look on my profile here and read what guests had to say about us!
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