Hotel Casa Delfino Suites Chania
This Chania hotel, Casa Delfino Suites, is an elegant 17th Century Venetian mansion in the old Venetian harbor of Chania, Crete. It has been carefully and attractively restored as an exclusive luxury hotel with twenty-one suites. A secluded entrance leads to the large sheltered courtyard of pebble mosaics, where guests can enjoy the peaceful shade. The old walled town invites the visitor to become lost amongst its theatrical bustle of shops, markets, taverns, bars, and village street life. The town is a beautiful puzzle of Minoan, Venetian, and Turkish architecture highlighted by hidden squares. There is so much to see and many excursions to choose from. Samaria Gorge, a national park that has the longest ravine in Europe, with spectacular landscapes along its eighteen kilometers. Or take a rugged walk down to Agia Roumeli that takes six or seven hours. There is also Gramvousa Castle & Balos Bay - Once the haunt of pirates, this beautiful location is accessible by charter boats that will take you there for a day trip. Moni Agias Triadas, a monastery with a 17th century multi-domed church on the Akrotiri peninsula. Moni Gouvernetou, dating back to the Venetian period, is still inhabited by monks. Moni Chrysoskalitsas, named for the 90 steps that lead up to its church; a 5km walk up from Elafonisos. There is the Blue Diving Center, a professional diving school / diving shop that has classes and day trips to the best diving locations. Casa Delfino Suites is seventeen kilometers from the Chania International Airport; a fifteen minute taxi ride. Souda Bay is the nearest port, at a distance of seven kilometers. Transfer arrangements can be made with the concierge for transfers between the hotel and your point of arrival / departure. Casa Delfino Suites has a small stylish bar that leads to a sitting area, then out to the large private courtyard filled with trees, flowers, and an enormous cactus. This is where the daily breakfast buffet is served. The staff is friendly and helpful, while the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. From Casa Delfino's comfortable retreat, guests can easily explore the many side streets of Chania old town that are full to the brim with fine shops and restaurants. A good bus service allows one to venture to the local beaches or around the island. Car hire is recommended to explore areas that are farther out, where you will discover the historical legacies of the Minoan, Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish civilizations. The island offers many beaches, gorges, and charming fishing villages. Casa Delfino will appeal to couples seeking a comfortable and refined haven in the heart of what many consider to be Cretes most attractive and exciting town. Casa Delfino Suites consists of twenty-two high quality suites. Four suites are two-bedroom Deluxe and three are one-bedroom Deluxe. There are twelve standard suites, the Penthouse Suite, and the Honeymoon Suite. Each suite has been individually designed and stylishly decorated with custom made furnishings. All suites are air-conditioned, complete with modern bathrooms decorated with marble. There are also nine suites fitted with Jacuzzi. All suites have remote control TV with satellite channels including CNN, NBC & BBC. They also include direct-dial telephone, deluxe bathroom telephone, in room mini-bar, security safe, and laundry service. Business guests are provided with convenient services such as data port, for fax and computer modem connection.