Vardia Hotel in Chania (Hania) Crete Greece
Monte Vardia Hotel Chania Crete Greece Boutique Inn Lodgings Accommodations
Contact: Eleni Manolakis
Address: Monte Vardia Hotel, Akrotirioy and Odyssea Elyti 2, Profitis Ilias, Chania 73100, Crete, Greece
Telephone: (01130) 2821045444
Fax: (01130) 2821045445
Activities/Attractions: Chania is located along the northern coast of Crete, and is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. Chania enjoys a normal Mediterranean climate, with sunny and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Between April and October you can expect practically every day to be clear and sunny.
The Monte Vardia is situated 5 km east of the city centre and not too far from the Harbor of Souda and local airport. Crete, and especially the prefecture of Hania, has many sights worth visiting. Surely it is worth one’s while to enjoy the natural and historical places, monasteries and unique caves found on the Peninsula.
First stop would be a mere 500m north-east of the hotel, at the historical church of Profiti Ilias. The revolutionary Cretans gathered here in 1897 to demand union with Greece. Here also are the graves of Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1935), a prominent figure in the history of Modern Greece and his son Sofoklis, who too was an important politician during that time.
Continuing from here, one may visit a number of the peninsula’s villages with their interesting popular architecture which has its roots in the days of Venetian rule. Near the village of Pazinos, for example, is the monastery of Saint John the Merciful, a characteristic example of western monasteries and 16thcentury architecture.
On the way to the airport is Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) an impressive monastery from the Venetian rule, built in the early 17th century by the Giancarolo brothers, who were monks. Further down, going through a ravine, one arrives at the Gouvernetou Monastery (16th century), with Venetian sculptures on its fašade. A footpath leads to one of the prettiest areas of the prefecture, dotted with stalactite-lined caves which served as hermitages. 500m further on is the Bear Cave (Arkoudospilia) with its impressive natural rock formation of a bear.
This scenic tour ends at the 16th century Catholic monastery of Saint John the Hermit. The complex is awesome, as it is built in the river bed of the ravine and in harmony with its wild surroundings. Last but not least one can enjoy the beautiful peninsula beaches such as those of Kalathas, Tarsana, Stavros and Marathi where one can find the ruins of Ancient Minoa.
General Information: Welcome to The Monte Vardia Hotel in Chania, Crete, Greece ... in harmony with the picturesque landscape and conveniently situated on the brow of a hill offering breathtaking views of the Venetian Harbor and the majestic Lefka Ori Mountain Range. The Akrotiri peninsula on which it is located, not only provides an abundance of natural beauty but is of historical importance, too. Crystal clear waters lapping onto inviting beaches and dominant coastlines embrace the peninsula.
Open all year round, our hotel has recently been fully renovated always providing comfort and warm hospitality that attracts both Greeks and foreigners. You can enjoy the splendour of our freshwater pool and pool area, surrounded by natural Cretan beauty. All rooms and suites come complete with:
Our restaurant offers a la carte menu
and home cooking.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).