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.
My mother, daughter and I really appreciated this beautifully restored house in Chania's old town. It was immaculately clean and tidy and although small with steep final ascent to upper bedroom and balcony, we all enjoyed the feel of the place and it's surroundings. As we arrived late at night, so having a welcoming assortment of salad and fruit in the basket along with drinks in the fridge plus restaurants on or door step was excellent. Thanks for a lovely stay!
When you name your house 'Pure Joy', you are certainly setting the bar high. Here, in the Venetian back-streets of Chania, everything that is promised is delivered. Aglaia was there to elegantly greet us and show us around her sensitively restored townhouse; a place of cool calm and structural surprises. The space is open and practical; the roof terrace a delightful retreat, the furnishings calm and comforting. Outside, the street is a tiny gem; the focus of many a passing lens. Around the corner is the hustle bustle and beauty of Chania. But you are here, happy, in Pure Joy.
This is a really wonderful place to stay. We loved it! Pure joy has been done out beautifully- modern and yet totally in keeping with the character of the house. The host Aglaia was really responsive and friendly, and she welcomed us with a bottle of wine and a selection of ingredients to make a Greek salad which was a really nice gesture. The location is also perfect- right in the heart of the old town and moments from the sea.
We had such a nice time here that we came back again for a second stay at the end of our trip. We will definitely be back again!
Response from Aglaia:
thank you so very much for your lovely review and for being such great guests... You are welcome back any time and for our best rate!!! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Great stay again. We will be back :)
Aglaia and her mother were the perfect hosts, very kind and really going out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. The house and neighbourhood are lovely, all highly recommended!
Words can't describe how wonderful this little gem is right in Chania's Old Town! Very clean, comfortable and quiet, well equipped and full of charm yet just steps from Old Town stores, mini-markets, lovely restaurants and cafes and about 3 minutes' walk from the main waterfront. The main beach is an easy 10 minute walk. Aglaia and her Mom are absolutely delightful and could not have been more helpful in suggesting where we should go/eat etc. Their restaurant recommendations were superb and we were never disappointed! Chania is a beautiful town and full of lovely, helpful people who could not have been nicer. Just one word of warning - you need plenty of cash generally in Crete as not every store or restaurant has the ability to accept credit cards, often because there is no phone line. We will definitely stay at Pure Joy Boutique Town House again if we have the opportunity to visit Crete in the future. It was a wonderful place in which to really kick back and chill! Thank you Aglaia!!
A gorgeous house in an excellent location, topped off by a lovely host who was both attentive and communicative. Highly recommended! Chania is superb.
I can't say enough good things about this place! The hospitality was way beyond my expectations! The house itself was so amazingly beautiful! I loved how it was energy efficient and accommodated all our needs! The location was literally perfect, minutes away from the busy port with endless restaurants, shops, and fun activities. It was also far enough away that it felt private and homey! WE ALL LOVED PURE JOY! Chania and Pure Joy were definitely hidden gems!
Pure Joy is a wonderful modernised Cretan house in the heart of the old town in Chania and has everything we wished for. We were a company of 4 and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The location could not be better if being in the old town is what you are looking for. Above all, Aglaia and her husband are wonderful hosts. They gave us very warm Greek welcome, surpised us with some wonderful food treats and provided us with everything we asked for during our stay in their beautiful home. We would go back without second thought!
After spending a week in Pure Joy and meeting Aglaia I can only say it was a pleasure and we are delighted we chose to stay there. The accommodation was very comfortable, and Aglaia seen to it that every detail had been covered.
We were particularly impressed by the kind hospitality and arrived at pure Joy to be greeted with some Sparkling wine chilling in the fridge along with a selection of some fruit and vegetables and bread.
The accommodation was well equipped and catered for all our needs. The stairs leading to the roof terrace were slightly tricky to navigate as they were somewhat steep but after 1 or 2 attempts we quickly got used to it and it was all worth the effort.
The property is very beautiful and cozy inside. The decor has been carefully considered and despite the shortage of space in the town houses of Chania Aglaia has cleverly made the most of the space avaialble to her.
A pleasure to have stayed here and hopefully we will be back soon to visit again. Best Regards from all of us!!