Alcanea hotel

Alcanea hotel a boutique Hotel in the Old Town of Chania on the beautiful island of Crete in the southern Aegean.

Alcanea hotel a boutique Hotel in the Old Town of Chania on the beautiful island of Crete in the southern Aegean.
Designed for travellers who wish to experience the authentic spirit of an ancient town but in an environment that offers peace and tranquillity. This intimate and exclusive hotel on the waterfront has eight carefully designed rooms ranging from beautifully appointed doubles to a spacious family suite with space for up to five people.

Chania has a rich cultural history which is echoed throughout the architecture of the town. A stay at the Alcanea will connect you with Chania's colourful history and draw you into all that the town has to offer. Speak to our concierge about planning your perfect holiday or short break.


Alcanea Boutique Hotel is magnificently positioned on the waterfront of the Old Port, right next to the Nautical Museum by the entrance of the Venetian castle of Firkas.

It offers spectacular views of the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Venetian Port, the Old Town of Chania and the Venetian castle. The closest beach, Nea Chora, is a ten - minute walk from the hotel.

The hotel is 17km away from the Chania airport and 7 km away from the port of Souda.

The building

The building that now forms Alcanea dates from the Venetian period and was the office and home of the Greek revolutionary and statesman, Eleftherios Venizelos, for 24 years.

It was fully restored during spring 2011 with great sensitivity to the preservation and conservation of the building's architectural heritage.

The enchanting complex of terraces and patios, the well-preserved hand-carved stone facades, the colourful ceramics, the elaborate woodwork and decorative elements maintain a perfect balance between tradition and modern comforts.


Standard double room Lighthouse View
Located on the first floor of the historical building, this is our cosiest room, looking directly at the elegant Lighthouse, (The lighthouse was first built by the Venetians but the present one owes its origins to the Egyptians who built upon the original base that the Venetians left behind. The exact date of the establishment is believed to be 1570). This room offers a queen size bed, built in wardrobe, and bathroom with a shower.


Standard double room Firka View
Located on the first floor of the historical building this room overlooks the Lighthouse and offers close-up views of Firkas fortress (Firka in Turkish means a military division and the fortress was used as the barracks of the Turkish army in Chania). It has a queen size bed, dressing table, built in wardrobe, and bathroom with a shower.

Superior Double Room

Located on the first floor of the historical building, at the rear and looking onto the Lighthouse, this room offers a king size bed, a dressing table and a lounge area with a fireplace decorated with Arabic elements, (The occupation of Crete by the Saracens lasted from 823 until 961. The consequences of the arrival of the Arabic influence in Crete resulted in the alienation of Crete from the Byzantine Empire.) This room has a spacious bathroom with shower.


Alcanea Suite

Located on the second floor of the historical building at the rear, it has a beautiful private terrace which offers great views of the Lighthouse and the Firkas fortress. Ideal for enjoying a drink during the sunset hours and reflecting on the Venetian times, (Crete was occupied by the Venetians from 1204 until 1669. Throughout this time the two cultures managed to coexist and cultural exchange took place, which resulted in the Cretan Renaissance, a bright period when Cretan artists and intellectuals created masterpieces in literature, architecture and painting).

This room offers a king size bed, a dressing table, a lounge area and a bathroom with shower.

This room can be connected with room V and accomodate up to 5 persons.


Breakfast is served to our guests from 8 am to 12 pm at the Alcanea's lounge area situated on the mezzanine interior terrace.

Alcanea's Signature Breakfast is created to stimulate the senses using Cretan organic products - unique in flavour and quality  adding surprising combinations of fruits, herbs and spices to classic breakfast items, leading to a colorful, tasteful morning experience of high nutritional value.


Taxis or car hire
Sightseeing / Guided tours and excursions
Maps, guidebooks and travel tips at your disposal
Restaurant recommendations and reservations
Special services for honeymooners and anniversaries
The Alcanea Café & Wine Bar offers an enchanting view to the Old Port.

During the day you can enjoy breakfast and light menu drawing on Mediterranean culinary traditions.

During the evening enjoy a selection of innovative cocktails and distinctive wines from the Greek vineyards specialising in the Cretan varieties.

Enjoy the stylish and intimate environment of Alcanea Café - Wine Bar from 8 am till 2 am for a coffee break, an informal lunch, a sunset cocktail or a glass of wine, listening to a tasteful selection of music while watching the comings and goings in the marina of the Old Port.

Alcanea Mini Boutique you can find a private collection of designer clothes, accessories, candles, books as well as an excellent collection of uniquely designed walking sticks.

All items reflect the style and elegance of the hotel and are the perfect mementos of your Alcanea experience.

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