This lovely self-catering studio is set in the prettiest part of the old Venetian town of Chania. The old front door hides a gorgeous stone-built flatlet which has a lounge, huge double wardrobe (with loads of hangers, a safe, drawers, ironing board, and iron), there is also a pretty kitchen (with a fridge freezer, espresso maker, espresso pods, hob, filter coffee maker, filter coffee, kettle and tonnes of crockery/cutlery), a bedroom, a nook office for internet access, a hilarious 'rock couch' and an outside terrace. The studio is spacious, well air conditioned and brilliantly equipped with everything (including towels, beach towels, bed linen etc.). This property has a tiny little private terrace out the back for breakfast / late night drinks. Giota is a lovely hostess and left an array of things for us on our first night/day and showed us around the whole apartment when we got there. Giota also bought down several plates of dakos (rusks with tomato and soft Cretan cheese) and some baclava during our stay and recommended a decent taxi transfer to and from the airport who were lovely and cost just 25 Eu each way and took us door to door. The area we stayed in was arty and gorgeous with a great jazz club on the corner and loads of beautiful bars, restaurants and shops very close by. The harbour was literally a minute away. The entire holiday was just fantastic and very relaxing. Highly recommended.
Giota’s studio is amazing! Perfect location steps from the waterfront and best restaurants and shops. Close proximity to Balos and Elefonissi beaches. Giota and her husband greeted us and helped with our luggage. She provided us with her own handmade soap, wonderful appetizers prepared by her, RAKI, fruits, preserves, yogurt, and so much more. She is such a gracious host along with her husband. Wonderful people! The studio is absolutely beautiful and luxurious. It had everything we needed and more. We were so spoiled by Giota! Would highly recommend her studio. Hope to return some day.
This studio looks like a fairytale scenery. Located in the heart of the old city of Chania is just 1 min walk from the Venetian harbor with the famous lighthouse. The studio is a perfectly-balanced combination of a traditional medieval place with all the modern amenities including highspeed Wifi. The hostess, Giota, has taken care of all the details: wherever you look you can see that nothing has been left to chance. Inside the studio you have several corners to relax: my favorite was the couch on the rock and the tiny but extremely elegant and sweet study table. The selection of lights is also remarkable: you can choose from a full-light experience to a relaxing atmosphere; and when it gets dark, just light the candles provided by Giota for unique romantic moments with your partner and enjoy a refreshing sleep in the extremely comfortable bed. Upon arrival, Giota’s warm welcome was combined with fresh fruits and local sweets. Giota is a live representation of the world famous Cretan hospitality as described by writers like Kazantzakis. She is determined to make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience, always willing to help you with practical things and advice how and where to feel the authentic local life in Chania (including great traditional food). Highly recommended for couples in love!
We visited Giotas studio with my girlfriend for 8 days. The studio is very beautiful and big. All the materials used are the best and you have everything you want for your vacation. The right think at the right place. It's a work of art. But the best thing of all is that Giota is the best hostess you can find. I think that we made a friend in Chania.
From the photos of the studio we were sure about the beauty of the place , by reaching outside of the door and saw Giota hosting us and the amazing positive vibes of her and from the room we knew it's gonna be unforgettable. Words are poor to describe the wellness of her that follows her throughout the structure. Till next time to our 15th century travel thank you for all.