Rooms for rent
in Chania Old Town
Pension Nora in Chania stands prominently on Theotokopoulou Street in the well-known district of Topanas.
It is a beautiful area that is located on the west side of the Old Town just behind the Venetian fortress. The street has an extraordinary array of Venetian and Turkish wooden buildings dating back from the Ottoman era that in turn reflect the depth of history and the cultural heritage of Chania’s Old Town.
The street is the named after the world famous Cretan painter and sculptor, El Greco, who lived and worked during the Spanish renaissance. The road is pedestrianized so you can walk around easily, gaze upon the majestic neo-classical buildings, watch the passers by and eat Cretan delicacies in the tavernas and cafeterias nearby.
Indeed many attractions are in this neighborhood. The Bastion of San Salvatore and the old Venetian gunpowder house is situated opposite from the Pension. This building is more than 500 years old and is now operating as a laboratory restoring Byzantine religious icons. The old monastery of San Salvatore is at the entrance of the street but now serves as a museum that homes a superb Byzantine collection.
Just around the corner is the impressive Venetian harbour with boats and yachts beautifully lined up to view. Excursions offering snorkeling and diving are available as are romantic sunset trips out to the islands of Theodorou and Lazaretta.
If you are driving then free car parking is just 60 meters from the Pension and swimming is nearby at the lovely sandy beach of Nea Hora which is an easy 10 minute stroll to walk.