Odyssey House

Spacious House in Chania Old Town




Melchisedeck street, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece, Old Town

Apartments / Suites, 2 bedrooms, Sleeping Loft, 2 baths, occupancy 6, sleeps 6

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  • Property Description
  • Unique Benefits
  • Rates

Odyssey House is situated in a quiet pedestrian lane off the main road of the Old Town of Chania, just a short walking distance to all the amenities and facilities of both the Old Town as well as the newer part of Chania city and the sandy beaches of Nea Hora and Koum Kapi. The beautiful Venetian Harbour front with its many restaurants, bars and shops is only a short stroll away and, once you step outside Odyssey House’s door, you will see the ruins of the ancient walls of Chania’s earliest settlement.

Published rates are for 4 guests. For the 5th guest there is an extra charge 20 euro per day.

Odyssey House has been recently renovated and is fully furnished and equipped. The House’s tastefully decorated living space is spread over three floors, a style common to the early Venetian period of architecture in Chania. With two good-sized bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, living room and an extra sleeping loft, Odyssey House can accommodate up to six people. A small private rooftop terrace is accessed from the third level, perfect for enjoying a drink as the sun goes down.

The large, fully equipped modern kitchen is uniquely designed, keeping the original architectural features, incorporating the historic domed part of the original Venetian building for the elegant dining area.

Odyssey House has a modern bathroom with shower and a laundry room on the first floor as well as another small shower room on the ground floor.

The renovations to Odyssey House have sensitively blended the practicality of modern design with the charming traditional architectural features in the house such as the stone archways, the domed kitchen and the old secret passageway used by the Chanians to move between houses in historic times of attack.

The comfort of our guests remains our focus, with all the modern conveniences required for a most enjoyable stay. Extra touches include TV, DVD, wi-fi internet, an eclectic library, and welcome packages including the delicious fresh homemade marmalades.

Published rates are for 4 guests. For the 5th guest there is an extra charge 20 euro per day.

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Air-Conditioning / Heating : A/C in bedrooms   A/C in_livingroom   Ceiling Fans  
TV : TV (no Sat / Cable TV)  
DVD Player / VCR / Music : DVD Player  
Internet : Wireless Internet  
Telephone : Telephone Provided  
Kitchen : Private Kitchen   Kitchenette   Cooking/Utensils Provided   Fully Equipped Kitchen   Refrigerator   Fridge/Freezer   Min-Bar  
Other Electric Appliances : Washer   Dryer   Washer/Dryer   Microwave   Coffee-Maker   Juicer   Kettle   Ice-Maker   Hairdryer  
Linens : Linens Provided  
Maid Service : Bed linen and towels are changed weekly (new towels, linen and maid service will be at the apartment on the 3rd day of your arrival. Maids will arrive between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Maids will generally tidy the apartment, wash dishes and take out the garbage.
Outside Areas : Balconies  
Parking : Off-Street Parking
Location : City accommodation  
Transportation : Car not needed   Bus Service nearby  
Suitability : Non-Smoking   No Pets Allowed Kids   Seniors  
Swimming : 0.8 km
Sailing : 1 km
Surfing/Windsurfing : 1 km
Fishing : 0.1 km
Snorkeling : 0.9 km
Diving : 0.9 km
Boat trips : 0.1 km
Waterskiing /Jetskiing : 15 km
Tavernas/Restaurants : 0.1 km
Cafes / Traditional Coffee-shops : 0.1 km
Wine Tasting : 30 km
Golf Course : 150 km
Miniature Golf Course : 5 km
Basketball Court : 2 km
Volleyball Court : 2 km
Tennis Court : 10 km
Indoor Soccer Facilities : 5 km
Soccer Pitch : 0.7 km
Bowling Centre : 5 km
Gym / Fitness Centre : 0.8 km
Hamam : 0.1 km
Sightseeing : 0.2 km
Cinemas / Theatres : 0.5 km
Museums : 0.1 km
Shopping Malls : 0.1 km
Horseback Riding : 33 km

Traveler Reviews| Write a review

lovely home

Guest: haylan and amy | Date stayed: 20/05/2012 | Rating:


What lovely home and a great base to explore Chania town. We 've enjoined all the shopping and the beautiful harbour. Visited museams and simply walked around and admired the view. Your home was so comfortable, easy and welcoming. Thank you! Houston, Tx USA



thank you for hosting us

Guest: shmallioson | Date stayed: 01/06/2012 | Rating:


Thank you for hosting us , Kostas and Xenia. We had a wonderful time! We appreciated all of the snacks, the walking tours of Chania, and the conversations. Please keep in touch!, sincerely, Amilson Don



Creta vacations

Guest: Doris Turner | Date stayed: 30/07/2012 | Rating:


Our Creta vacations has been wonderful. Thanks so much for your part in providing a place for us to stay and be in the midst of it all. I hope to be back again. Doris Turner




Guest: Mr.Turner, USA | Date stayed: 30/07/2012 | Rating:


It was a pleasure visiting your very hospitable city sharing your charming dwelling and learning about your very historical country. I look forward to a return visit soon. thanks



beautiful chania

Guest: Sheila washington | Date stayed: 31/07/2012 | Rating:


i can hardly believe a month has passed and my wonderful holiday is over .Your beautiful Chania has given me and my family incredible memories. The nest memory of all will be the people and how welcome they all made us feel. Thank you
sheila washington USA



Authentic charm and comfort

Guest: Nancy (Fredericton, NB Canada) | Date stayed: 02/09/2012 | Rating:


uthentic quirky charm and comfort best describes my impression of Odyssey House. I truly enjoyed my experience there as a guest. This house, although newly renovated for comfort and convenience, still retains its historic nature. It is nestled away on a quiet pedestrian lane but still easy to get to the hub of Chania old town. The place was spotless, well maintained, had comfortable bed and furnishings, thick walls to keep the place cool, and tons of hot water... all so important for a traveler. This is a perfect place for a traveler on the go - a wonderful refuge to come back to after a full day of sight seeing or lolling on the beach. This isn't a concrete slab of a characterless holiday hotel - this is the real deal. Authentic historic architecture, a real Chanian neighbourhood and a great place to experience a stay in a typical Venetian house of the period. Best part? The hostess makes the most wonderful jams and jellies from her own trees.... all part of the warm welcome you receive when you are a guest there. Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality! I will recommend this to my friends.



Best way to start 2011

Guest: Thanasis & Kyriaki (Halandri, Athens) | Date stayed: 01/01/2011 | Rating:


What a great way to start the year...! My wife and I stayed in Odyssey House the first two days of 2011, and we have had a great experience. We were renting a small studio for the week before, but we decided to move to a bigger house for the last couple of days, so we decided to contact Andreas, who had this wonderful house available. One could found everything in the house, and the location was just perfect; so close to everything. The only problem at the time was the internet (no internet when we rented the house), but Andreas is telling us now that they have wi-fi internet everywhere in the house. ???????????? ??????! Hope to see you again. Thanasis and Kyriaki.



Good spot, fantastic service - great experience in general

Guest: The Russian Ladies (Yekaterinburg, Russia) | Date stayed: 01/05/2011 | Rating:


I was in search for a house in Chania for me and my little daughter for January 2011 for ten days. I had a very restricted budget but I didn't want a small studio; I preferred to have separate rooms from my child. When I inquired for Odyssey House I never thought that they were renting out such a big and spacious house for so little money. I asked a friend that stays in Chania to go and check it for me and she was really impressed. So, we decided to take it on. The house is in a good location; very quiet neighbourhood but at the same time very near to all shops and restaurants, and to a sandy beach (it was warm enough in January!). The service from both Andreas and Ksenia was fantastic, especially when we asked them to help us with the hot water, and they did .... at 11pm! Andreas' assistant (Alexandra) speaks Russian and that definitely help, it made me feel better. Thank you very much for the service and the experience guys. I will definitely try to come back next winter. Tatiana (and Olga)



easter in chania is a very good choice

Guest: 5 girls from the far east (China) | Date stayed: 04/11/2012 | Rating:


We are a group of 5 students from China, and we were looking for something economical and in the centre. this house provided everything to us and also we could check-in after we arived from the ferry as we were too tired. Easter celebrations in Chania old town is a very good experience and we recommend the house and the this specific time to everybody. The service was very good and we appreciate all the help from owners for bus to Iraklio. It was good choice to come to Chania from Athens before go to other islands. We hope to go back one day! Thank you!



Beautiful Chania.

Guest: Pat028 (Connecticut USA) | Date stayed: 05/05/2013 | Rating:


Odyssey House is the perfect place for a true Greek experience. Our party of three stayed there for 3 wonderful weeks and fell in love with Crete and Chania. Andreas from Cretan Life arranged our rental and he promptly answered every question and was always willing to offer suggestions or make arrangements to further our enjoyment. The owners, Xenia and Costas, were close by so if we needed anything, they were happy to oblige. They left us a nicely stocked kitchen and after our weekly cleaning, we would find fresh fruit or cookies left on the table for us.

The house is perfectly located within the old historic city. You are surrounded by old Venetian ruins spilling over with bougainvillea, creating the perect ambience. You can walk to all the sights in the town and when you are in need of a swim, it is only a 15 minute walk to our favorite beach, a long and beautiful sandy beach called Nea Hora. where the water is crystal clear with a gentle slope just perfect for children.

We quickly found our favorite restaurants.To Adespoto is just across from Odyssey House and Erion and Georgios will take excellent care of you. Georgios plays the guitar every night and combos with one or up to three other musicians. I cannot describe how perfectly Greek it was to feel the warm air waft into the apartment at night with the lovely Greek melodies in accompaniment. Apostolis is a restaurant in the old Venetian Harbor. Ask for Stelos - he is so friendly and kind. We had the best octopus of our lives there.

The photos of the house in the advertisement were accurate. It is an up and down style house so there are stairs but they were easy to negotiate. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were of very high quality. The Wifi worked perfectly. The kitchen is very large and one could easily cook meals, however, with all the wonderful restaurants and great food, who wanted to cook?

We will never forget our stay at Odyssey house and the wonderful Cretans we met and liked so well. We hope to return to Chania as soon as possible. We had such a wonderful vacation in this very special home.



We Loved this House!

Guest: Brandon + Emily (Kaiserlautern, Germany) | Date stayed: 04/04/2013 | Rating:


Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Our kids were so happy in this house – you were very thoughtful to have provided toys, dolls, and coloring books for them. They spent many happy hours here. We loved this house – great location. Thanks for showing us supermarket locations and all your help. We will recommend your house to anyone staying in Crete, and hope to return soon.



Lovely Place with delicous homemade pastries

Guest: Nancy, Pam & Holly (Denver, USA) | Date stayed: 04/11/2011 | Rating:


Xenia and Kostas have created a lovely place for themselves out of Venetian ruin. Centrally located within walking distance of the Old Town and the Venetian Harbour, the house has 3 levels with functional furniture. Xenia and Kostas made every effort to make us comfortable with delicious home-made pastries and marmalade as well as a stocked refrigerator with soft cheese and juices. We enjoyed our stay and would happily meet her again.



Wonderful house - wonderful time ... oh and the marmalade is delicious!!!

Guest: Elizabeth and Sofia (South Dakota, USA) | Date stayed: 05/09/2012 | Rating:


We had a wonderful time staying at this house in Old Chania. It was comfortable and cozy! We look forward to coming back to Chania again. The orange marmalade was also delicious by the way. Best wishes from Sophie and Elizabeth from South Dakota USA



Wonderful time!!!!!!

Guest: Kriss (France) | Date stayed: 07/11/2011 | Rating:


As it is said in all the reviews, this house is a very good place where to stay in Chania. you've got all you need there, a nice decoration, lots of comfort, a good geographic situation, you are close to anything you need in the town, and, what's important from my point of view, this house has a soul, an history....you can feel it as soon as you open the door!....
I want to add that when I rented this house, I was happy to find two very important persons(VIP!!!!!!). First one was Andreas....you can't believe how helpful he is...you need solutions to visit a place in Crete?....ask Andreas, you need a taxi?...ask Andreas...he is always there for you and his office is only 2 minutes from the house. He even gets in touch with you through internet to make sure you have good time and don't need anything...I have been renting lots of houses all over the world and it's the first time I find someone caring like that ...I mean even after having the keys!!!!! (before it is always nice!)
Then you've got Xenia....she is the owner of the house and at the same time your neighbour...Xenia is for me the symbol of generosity and what a kind person should be!...We shared lots of things , moments and emotions with her and her family and holidays should have been very different without her smile! We will never forget all these nice and intense moments and dream to come again!



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  • Rental Policies Terms & Conditions
  • Payment Policy
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Maid Service
  • Damages Policy

The owner and the client will sign a private rental agreement between them with regards to the property reservation before the reservation takes place.

Payment options are: Internet/Online Banking Transfer or other kind of Banking Transfer or via PayPal. For PayPal payments you will receive an email from PayPal titled “PayPal Money Request”. The OWNER must receive the contract and 50% of the full payment in order to secure the reservation. Full payment must be received one month before arrival.

To cancel your booking, you must provide the Company with written notice of your cancellation. If the Company receives this notice at least 60 days prior to your arrival at the Property, the Company will retain 25% of your total rental fee. If the Company receives this notice less than 60 days prior to your arrival at the Property, all payments made by you are non-refundable. You are urged to obtain travel insurance for protection against, among other things, your inability to make the trip contemplated by this agreement. Such insurance is offered by Generali through the Company. This insurance covers the non-refundable portion of your trip. Please consult one of the contacts provided above with regards to Travel Insurance (page 3 of the agreement) for more details.

Bed linen and towels are changed weekly (new towels, linen and maid service will be at the property on the 4th day of your arrival. Maids will arrive between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Maids will generally tidy the property, wash dishes and take out the garbage.

All RENTERS should immediately report any breakages, damages and any problems with the property to the COMPANY or the OWNER as soon as they occur so that they can be resolved for the next guest. The Company will reasonably endeavour to fix the problems but will not consider complaints filed after you have left the Property. All damages must be repaired and paid for at the time of occupancy by the Renter. Force Majeure. Neither the Company (including its Affiliates) nor the Owner will be liable for any damages, losses or injuries caused by conditions outside of that person’s control, including, without limitation, any fire, flood, hurricane, tsunami, war, revolution, terrorism or change to any law, regulation or government policy. Your Responsibilities: You are solely responsible for all damages, injuries and losses in connection with the occupancy or use of the Property by you or your guests. You must ensure that the Property and all furniture, fixtures and effects remain in the same condition and location as when you checked-in.

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