Access & Sightseeings - El Greco Hotel

How to reach El Greco Hotel

Take a walk in the beautiful old city of Chania, before reaching our Hotel

The parking in the old town of Chania — which is largely pedestrianized — is relatively limited.

If you have a car, please park in the open parking in the square Talos (this is a public parking area), as shown on the map and walk to the old city from Theotokopoulou.

Along the road, at 47-49 Theotokopoulou srt, is our hotel. When you reach the public parking area at Talos square, please contact us to assist you with your luggage. The taxi can bring you to the entrance of Theotokopoulou str, which is just 50 meters from our hotel.

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Chania

Nearby sites & locations

Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania is located at 28 Chalidon str. (phone: +30-28210-90334) and belongs to the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania. It is housed in the katholikon of the Venetian monastery of Agios Frangiskos.

As an Archaeological Museum, it started operating in 1963. Its exhibits give an insight into the cultural history of the area of Chania, from the Neolithic Age to the years of Roman rule. The opening hours for the summer period (1 April to 31 October) are 08:00-2000 from Tuesday to Sunday and 13:00-20:00 on Mondays.

The opening hours for the winter period (1 November to 31 March) are 08:00-15:00 from Tuesday to Sunday and on Mondays it's closed. The ticket costs 4€.

For more information, click here to visit their page.

Nautical Museum of Crete

The Nautical Museum of Crete in Chania is located at the Kountouriotis coast (Phone: +30-28210-91875), in the entrance of the historic Venetian Fortress "Firka".

It was established in 1973 and is the second museum of its kind in Greece, both regarding its age and in terms of content. The permanent exhibition of the Nautical Museum of Crete includes 2,500 exhibits.

The opening hours are every day, from 09:00-16:00 and the ticket costs 2€.

Byzantine Collection

The museum is located at 82 Theotokopulou str (phone: _30-28210-96046). It was established in 1997, in the church of the monastery of San Salvatore (which probably dates back to the 15th century) and next to the bastions on the west side of the Venetian fortifications of Chania.

At the south, a covered portico (chiostro) is still preserved, which housed the cells of the Franciscan monks. During the Ottoman Era, the church was converted into the mosque of Aga Khan. The exhibits come from archaeological findings of the excavation activities of the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities and from private collections and donations.

These findings outline the historical and the artistic character of the prefecture of Chania during the Byzantine and post-Byzantine times. The opening hours are 08:00-15:00 every day, except Monday. The ticket costs 2€.

The Lighthouse

The lighthouse at the old harbor of Chania is the most recognizable part of the city, posing in all travel-books of Crete. The story of the lighthouse starts long ago, and it was present in dates back to the Egyptian Occupation of Crete (in the early 19th century).

The Venetians, under the threat of the Turks in the late 16th century, started fortifying all towns throughout Crete. In the period 1595-1601, they made great interventions at the port of Chania.

At the center of the breakwater, they built the bastion of St. Nicholas, which, together with the fortress of Firkas, could protect the harbor entrance. At that time they also built the lighthouse.

The Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church of Chania (1842) is located at the town centre, at Halidon 46 str (the road that leads from the 1866 Square down to the harbour front), in a beautiful building, just set back from the main frontage.

The church serves as an international congregation and its services are conducted in several languages, including English; lots of booklets are also available, in a variety of languages.

All nationalities are made to feel welcome.

The Trimartiri Cathedral

The present Cathedral temple of "Eisodion" was built in the place of the older temple of "Theotokos" (Virgin Mary) Trimartiri, which dated back to the 14th century.

When the city of Chania was occupied by the Turks in 1645, the temple was converted into a soap-factory, without altering its initial design, and it was owned by the Turkish dignitary Moustafa Pasha Giritli ("the Cretan").

The temple is closely connected to the historical events of the city and it was an asylum and shelter during war time and revolutions. It was severely damaged in May 1941 by the bombs dropped by the Germans.

The Chania Municipal Market

The Chania Municipal Market is located at the centre of Chania, in the heart of the city, where the main bastion of the fortifications stood during the Venetian occupation.

Up to the late 19th century this was the edge of the city. There was the "farmers' street market", where villagers brought their goods for sale. The Municipal Market was opened by Eleftherios Venizelos, in 1913.

It is in the shape of a cross and has four doors, one to each arm. The market has 76 shops, including butchers' shops, fishmongers', general stores, a chemist's, etc. It's an architectural jewel of Chania and one of the most impressively covered markets in the Balkans.

The opening hours are from Monday to Saturday, 08:00-20:00.

La Bodega

One of the best places in Chania.

It is situated in 59-60 Akti Kountourioti (phone: +30-28210-36011), at the entrance of the Old Harbor. Focused in quality, and offering premium wine at very good prices, it also offers an exceptional wine list including 100 approximately labels (20 of which are exclusive, and all of which are Greek, mainly of Cretan origin).

It also has a wide variety of options in glass wine. The neat wine list is accompanied by delicious cheese and meat selections, to enjoy beautiful nights next to the sea.

"Calderimi" restaurant

The "Calderimi" restaurant is located at 53 Theotokopoulou str (phone: +30-28210-76741) and it's named after its location.

In the busy and picturesque Old City's small street, you can taste Cretan and Mediterranean dishes, as well as fresh sea food.

At night, when the atmosphere is more romantic, with small lanterns on the tables, you could prefer to sit on the more quiet Aggelou Street.

"Tamam" restaurant

The "Tamam" restaurant is located at 49 Zampeliou str (phone: +30-28210-96080), and was established in 1982.

The building where the restaurant is situated was built around 1400 AC by the Venetians, to operate as a public bath. The recipes have been inspired by the Greek family Sunday meals and by traditional food the Cretans eat at home with their beloved ones.

You can taste Traditional Greek food, with some Eastern oriented influences by the Ottoman cuisine and by the broader Eastern Mediterranean region.

The careful selection of the top quality local products and the personal has made "Tamam" a sought -after restaurant in the Old Port of Chania.

Boheme

"Boheme" is located at 26-28 Chalidon str (phone: +30-28210-95955). It's a brand new place, offering excellent suggestions for culinary delights and tasty searches, either you choose to enjoy breakfast, coffee, exquisite food or superb cocktails and drinks. the building where it's situated was originally built by the Venetians and it was a part of the cells of the monks of the Monastery of Saint Francis.

You can taste excellent dishes, which combine the best our island has to offer with special emphasis on unique flavors of Cretan herbs and biological products of mother earth; or you can enjoy exquisite cocktails and drinks in their beautiful courtyard with the plane tree, which can travel you to magical places.

Salis restaurant

The "Salis" restaurant is located at 3 Akti Enoseos (phone: +30-28210-43700). It is a chic alternative to its neighboring taverns, as it takes an innovative turn on the traditional Cretan gastronomy.

The dishes are modern yet nostalgic, lavishly showcasing nature's menu. They choose only the finest ingredients, sourcing true local produce from the region, in order to enhance the unique flavors Crete has to offer.

You will feel an artistic and unique dining experience, while the calming sea and the comforting aromas of the dishes are sure to stimulate the senses.

Delizia Gelato

Behind the showcase of Delizia Gelato Italiano is the workshop, where Matteo from Italy and Christos from Chania, so passionately prepare their sweet alchemy! Their secret is nothing more than pure raw materials, fresh milk, organic fresh fruit, love and art that follow to bring flavors and senses of childhood days. In just a few years after its establishment, Delizia has already managed to collect several distinctions in travel guides and take a seat in one of the top 10 ice cream stores in Greece (according to famous bloggers). It also works with selected restaurants and hotels.

Manos restaurant

In Chania, you find many fish restaurants and one of the best is "Manos". It is located at 3 Akti Papannikoli str (phone: +30-28210-86055) and it's just across the little boat harbour of the beach promenade of Nea Hora.

The food is delicious and the prices very reasonable. You will always find fresh sea food and taste really special dishes.

After your dinner, they will offer you the most delicious homemade "loukoumades" and other local sweets and fruits. All these, combined with the beautiful sunset at the beach, will be a memorable experience.

Useful Services

In case of a need or an emergency, or in case you need information about a special place to visit

Chania Taxi services:
"Hermes" Taxi: +3028210-98700
"Chania" Taxi: +30 28210-94300

Urban buses:
"1866' Square, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-93024
Fax: +30 28210-98115
http://www.chaniabus.gr

Intercity buses:
73-77 Cydonia str, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-93306, +30 28210-93052
E-mail: ktelchakinisi@cha.forthnet.gr
https://e-ktel.com/

Chania airport:
Phone: +30 28210-83800

Souda Port:
Souda bay, Souda
Phone: +30 28210-89240
Fax: +30 28210-89884

Chania Port:
Akti Tombazi 21, Chania
Harbour Master Office Phone: +30 28210-98388
Information phone: +30 28210-98888

Archaeological Museum
30 Halidon str, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-90334
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/gh151.jsp?obj_id=16001

Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection
82 Teotokopolou str., Chania
Phone: +30 2821-096046
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/gh151.jsp?obj_id=3334

Historical Archive
20 Sfakianaki str, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-23082
E-mail: history@gak.chan.sch.gr
http://gak.chan.sch.gr

Eleftherios Venizelos' House
Elena Venizelou Square, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-56008
E-mail: info@venizelos-foundation.gr
https://www.venizelos-foundation.gr

Typography Museum
Industrial Park building 13-03, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-80091
E-mail: info@typography-museum.gr

Maritime Museum
Kountourioti coast, Chania
Phone: +30 28210-91875
E-mail: mar-mus@otenet.gr

War Museum
100 Tzanakaki str., Chania
Phone: +30 28210-44156
E-mail: parxania@otenet.gr

Chemistry Museum
El. Venizelou & H. Trikoupi str., Chania
Phone: +30 28210-42504

El Greco Hotel

The warm atmosphere and the uniqueness of the El Greco Hotel are sure to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

A magnificent world, in a warm atmosphere of a unique environment, in the old town of Chania. Personalized services, in a warm atmosphere, by a friendly personnel. The warm atmosphere and the uniqueness of the El Greco Hotel are sure to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

MARGIOLAKIS EVANGELOS P.C.
VAT No: EL094345770
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Contact Us

El Greco Hotel,
47 - 49 Theotokopoulou str,
Chania, Greece, GR73100

+30 28210 90432

+30 28210 94030

hotel@elgreco.gr

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