In the historical center of the old town of Chania, a few meters behind the Saint Nicolas church in a small pedestrian street where there is a number of old buildings that still standing which are reminiscent of the long history of the city, you will find the Villa Splantzia.
Villa Splantzia is a beautiful and spacious house (200 sq m) from the 18th century, recently restored while retaining its original character. The renovations allowed to preserve its former greatness. Everything has been renovated to highlight its unique features without sacrificing the details and at the same time to reflect the creative talent of the owners who took care of the renovation of the villa.
While in the city’s Historical center, Villa Splantzia is a peaceful island. You will be charmed by its incredible garden, you will feel that you arrived in paradise; you will be pleasantly surprised by the mixing of the old and new, its fireplace, antiques and modern touches.
The beautiful garden with the high walls that offer total privacy, the lawn, the plants and the elegant garden furniture, the patio with the Jacuzzi, the fireplace and sofas, the cozy and spacious living room, the luxury and highly equipped kitchen, invite you to relax with friends or family around a glass of wine after a long day of walking in the alleys of the old city.
The beautiful and spacious rooms, each one with a different decor and atmosphere will impress you with the comfort, luxury and warmth.
Villa Splantzia welcomes you in an authentic environment that offers luxury, relaxation, warmth and modern comfort required to experience an unforgettable stay.
The warmth of the Greek culture with the unmatched hospitality, the attention to the detail and the friendly atmosphere is the center of our philosophy. Don’t only visit us... feel, live, taste and experience Villa Splantzia!
Equipped Garden with BBQ, furniture of garden
Patio with sofas, fireplace and Jacuzzi
Luxuriousfull equipped kitchen(vitro-ceramic hotplates, oven, hood, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kitchen utensils, coffee maker, toaster, kettle,utensils,etc)withdining placefor10personsand a living roomwith LCD satellite television.
Atmospheric, luxurious and spacious lounge with his couch that becomes double bed
Bathroom with shower (possibility of access from the kitchen and from the patio)
Bedroom with a double bed,wardrobe and LCD tv
Office– room with library and 2 single beds
Both rooms have access in the veranda (with table and chairs for 6 persons) where you can dine or have lunch, while you admire the view of the roofs of Chania.
1 Bedroom with king size bed, wardrobes & LCD Tv
2rooms with single beds and wardrobes
Facilities: The villa is equipped with all modern amenities that guarantee a sense of autonomy, comfort and luxury. Security cameras, smoke detectors, security lights, safe, air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, Wi-Fi (free of charge),washing-machine, iron & ironing board,baby cot,hair dryer,bathroom scales,luxury linen, beach towels, products of careand also for cleaning.
Your desires inspire us to offer a range of customized services to make your holiday special.
Customer service: information for the home and town, city guide, city map, tourist information.
Offered free of charge (upon arrival): basic breakfast items (milk, coffee, fruits, fresh bread, jam, honey, butter, cereal, eggs, olives, local cheeses) and useful items such as toilet paper and cleaners
Cleaning, change of linen, towels and toiletries are every 4 days.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES (surcharge)
Cleaning and linen change daily
Drinks, food, etc. of your choice brought to your kitchen before and during your stay
Washing and ironing
Pickup from the port / airport
Transportation to and from the port / airport
Rent a car or motorbike or bicycle
Hire a sailing yacht or organize a cruise
Butler service, Caterer, Cook and Waiter services
Business use of space for movies, photo shoots, business meetings, etc.
Beauty treatments, yoga, massage
ARRIVAL: after 15:00
DEPARTURE: until 12:00
ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS: Please contact us
· Villa Splantzia is suitable for toddlers or younger children
· Pets are not allowed
· Smoking is not permitted indoors
The residence is an residential area and we eχpect our guests to respect the quite hours rules (between 15:00 and 17:00 and between 22:00 and 7:00)
Venetian Port: 4 minutes
Municipal parking: 4 minutes
Public Market: 4 minutes
Archeological Museum: 5 minutes
Maritime Museum: 10 minutes
Beach Nea Chora: 15 minutes
Central Bus Station: 10 minutes
Taxi Station: 4 minutes
General Hospital of Chania: 7km
Souda Port: 7km
Airport of Chania: 17km
“Splantzia” is a corruption of the old Venetian word for a Plaza. During the Ottoman era it was predominantly a Turkish neighbourhood, extending south and east of the walled hill of Kastelli in the old town of Chania. The central square became the Turkish mahalas of the town and, although today its formal name is the 1821 Square, the name of Splantzia continues to define this ancient quarter.
During the Ottoman period, the church of St. Nicholas in the Square, previously part of a Dominican monastery, was converted and became to the city’s central mosque in honor of the Sultan Ibrahim. Today it is the only building in Greece that features both a belfry and a minaret. On the north western side of the Square the Venetian church of San Rocco, a round floor plan Venetian church stands unaffected by the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent upheavals.
In the center of the Splantzia Square stands a huge plane tree in whose shade the visitor can today linger over a coffee or a raki. However, long ago, this was the site of an octagonal Arab kiosk where state officials, eminent beys and agas would gather; during the Ottoman occupation the tree was the site of the torture and execution of dissident Greek Christians. During the Revolution of 1821 it was the scene of the hanging of the Bishop of Kissamos, Melchizedek Despotaki. The Square has a memorial plaque and the date lives on in the current name.
Between the church of St. Nicholas and the tree in Splantzia you can still see the access stairs to the old Turkish underground cisterns surrounded by rails. The tanks here had the capacity to provide water for the city of Chania for up to six months.
In recent years the Splantzia quarter has been redeveloped and its ruined houses and dark lanes have been transformed into a popular neighborhood with cafes, taverns and restaurants, boutique hotels and restored private homes bringing together the many cultures that have passed through Chania and left their marks on this lovely town.