Once the home of the American poet Charles Henri Ford and an Ottoman pasha that nobody can remember the name of, Azade Chania is a Venetian villa in the heart of the old harbour. It’s within the city’s original Venetian walls and right in front of the landmark lighthouse, though there’s not much need for staying vigil today (the Ottomans packed up in 1913). There are just nine suites, some with terracotta terraces for harbour appreciation. Ottoman relics include odas (or traditional second bedrooms, with wooden sofa-beds) in some of the suites and the vrisi fountain in the courtyard.
Get this when you book through us:
A platter of fruit or confections, a bottle of Cretan wine and a free minibar of soft drinks and some local treats