Small Unfinished House with Loft: The Location
This unfinished property is located in Galatas, approximately 6.0 km from Chania on the route to Kolimbari and just 2.0 km from Kalamaki beach. The village is relatively small but its scenery is magnificent with many orange trees and olive groves and a precious sense of warmth that every traveler seeks.
Nestled between the popular resort destinations of Platanias and Kissamos, Galatas unexpectedly doesn’t have the glitz and glamour of its neighbors, but that’s all part of the appeal.
Instead, at Galatas, you’ll find a modest Cretan village with a few local restaurants and souvenir shops. Although some hotels and restaurants have sprung up, Galatas has a very local feel.
Charming, yet easily accessible
In addition to being a good alternative for those seeking an authentic Cretan experience, the village of Galatas is much more reasonable. And because it is close to all the amenities and not far from Chania, visitors and locals can still easily experience those other areas.
The innumerable seductive mountainous landscapes awaken romantic sensations. The village of Galatas draws visitors all year round but is a particularly clever choice in summer when its elevation keeps temperatures – and, crucially, humidity – much lower than on the nearby seaside resorts of Agia Marina or Platanias.
During night hours, thousands of stars will attract your eyes. And at day melodic echoes, vivid color pallets and perfumes from the White Mountains and the surrounding hills will awaken all your senses and their remembrance will remain unforgettable.
In Galatas you will experience unique moments of relaxation and complete tranquility in an authentically traditional area, without missing any of the comforts of the neighboring resorts or the proximity to the charming Old Venetian Harbor.
The central bus station is less than 5 minutes by foot from the property. A fact that provides good transformation links to several locations of the prefecture of Chania (Chania International Airport, Souda Port, Platanias beach, etc.) as well as to the rest of the Prefecture of Chania.
Stroll down the charming Old Venetian Harbour and see the famous Venetian Lighthouse overlooking the harbour, the Firkas Fort at the entrance and the Naval Museum which showcases the naval history of the city of Chania. The promenade is usually packed with people all year round you enjoying a cup of coffee and refreshing cocktails or even having a meal in the numerous taverns and restaurants that offer both local and international cuisine. Then, continue your walk and see some of the city’s most important sights such as the Megalo Arsenali (Great Shipyard), the Neoria (Shipyards) and the Yali Tzamisi Mosque.
The Old Venetian Harbour is the perfect destination for your evening or noon outings.