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.
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!!
Aglaia was a great host. We had a late flight coming in from Germany and she met us at the airport in Heraklion to give us the keys. She left us a nice bottle of wine and some extra food, which was welcome arriving so late at night. She gave us great tips on where to go. The apartment couldn't have been more conveniently situated, We enjoyed a bottle of wine on the deck with the quiet and the stars overhead. Perfect! I loved Chania before and this made our second trip even more enjoyable.
We had a great time at this place. It is nicely decorated and very clean with lots of extra towels to change.
The place is situated perfectly in a alley where on one side you go directly into the small old city streets and on the other side 2mins walk to the port. Either side is filled up with lots of places to eat and drink with a couple of minutes to walk!
Also it is situated like 10mins away from the Bus station, so if you do not have a car it is very easy to go to places.
The host was very friendly and helped us with any questions we had. She also left us some food and drinks for free in the kitchen!
Also we got to meet the local neighbours that live in the alley which are very friendly and even offered us wine on one night while they were having their own 'fiesta' outside. :)
I would definitely go back to this place!
Dal primo momento in cui siamo entrati ci siamo sentiti contagiati dalla bellezza del posto: casa arredata con cura, posizione strategica nel centro cittadino,comodità e facilità di parcheggio...e una terrazza dove concludere piacevoli serate con dell'ouzo preso dal fruttivendolo sotto casa!
I vicini di casa cretesi con la loro incontenibile simpatia ci hanno coinvolto in un clima spensierato per tutta la vacanza e Aglaia non ha mai mancato di aiutarci in ogni nostra richiesta di aiuto!grazie davvero!
E che bella l'accoglienza con frutta fresca e vino e un enorme mazzo di fiori in ingresso!
Una gioia pura!!!!
Our time in Crete would have not been the same had it not been for Pure Joy and the hospitality of Aglaia. From the moment we arrived Aglaia greeted us and made us feel at home, and provided us a wealth of information for all the must do’s and must sees in and around Chania. Her recommendations for restaurants to eat at were FANTASTIC! She was virtually accessible should we need anything. Pure Joy provided us with the comforts with a mixture of quaint and modern accommodations. We loved to retreat to the fabulous veranda at the end of each night. Location was PERFECT! Thank you Aglaia for providing us the opportunity to enjoy Chania to its fullest!