The history

The graphic alleys

In the picturesque streets of the Old Port of Chania , Palazzo del Duca combines tradition with modern comfort and luxury. The 8 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms, distributed on three floors of the building , maintaining in part the classical architecture of the Old Town of Chania, while incorporating small subtle hints of modern hospitality.

The reconstruction of the entire Venetian hotel building was recently completed, with comfort, elegance, modern amenities and easy access from the very first design steps. The major parts of the earlier architecture were preserved , restored and highlighted , giving the space a special aura.

The short breaks and longer stays are separate, in an environment reminiscent of other seasons. Both hospitable luxurious seating, and the view from the rooms in the Old Harbor and the sea promise an unforgettable experience. The enjoyment and comfort follow the visitor in spacious comfortable rooms, along with a host of facilities such as individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, free wireless access to the Internet, kitchenette, safety deposit box, etc. Furthermore it is worth mentioning that the beds have special ecological anatomical layers of the company COCOMAT for endless enjoyment and unique sleep . The access to all floors of the hotel is facilitated by a modern silent elevator, and this one of the few compromises made in the reconstruction of the building for the sake of comfort.

The quiet, relaxed atmosphere of its location, doesn’t betray the actual position of Palazzo del Duca, just a few meters from the main promenade of the old port of Chania and less than 10 minutes on foot, from the city center. Guests can easily enjoy the beautiful scenery, to visit both the quiet and the cosmopolitan corners of the city and to get a glimpse of the multifaceted history of a region that hosted many different cultures.

In the center of the old Venetian town and the Venetian Port of Chania , “Palazzo del Duca” raised its stature. A building designated by the Ministry of Culture as a historical monument of utmost importance.

The story begins in the early Byzantine period as a pottery workshop . The Venetians converted it as a luxury residence of the Duke city . In the Ottoman period, after some repairs, a floor is added. The last hundred years, it was used as a residence by wealthy families of Chania, Ottomans, Jews and Greeks. Worn by time and damaged by bombs of the Second World War, it was ready to collapse.

In this mighty critical moment in its history, we decided to intervene as a small family business. During the reconstruction, we retained all of its original architectural elements, so the building stays in accordance with that era, but also the past and the present are combined together peacefully.