Contessa Hotel about
Contessa Hotel about

An unforgettable experience

ELG Contessa Boutique Hotel is located in the old town of Chania, right next to the Venetian harbour and only at 13 minutes walk from the beach of Nea Chora.

It constitutes a part of Chania’s Venetian period history. Its modern history dates back to 1860 (for which we have found lease agreements). "Contessa Hotel" is one of the few buildings in the old town of Chania built with an ottoman architecture. It is historicaly very i​mportant; the contracts from its build time (back in the 1860) have been found, in which its original shape can bee seen -a shape which has been, since then, altered over the last century!

The owner still remembers his grandmother, who lived in the house until 1978, describing ​him that the building had once become the French Consulate, after the liberation of Crete from the Turks, in 1911.

That grandmother was a prominent personality, a real Countess​; this was the reason the director of the Greek National Tourism in Chania proposed the name "Contessa" ("Countess" in Italian), when the house was transformed into a traditional hotel in the old harbour, in 1982.

Since then, the hotel had the honour to house guests such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UK (Mr. Dr How), Greek artists such as Loukianos Kelaidonis and Giannis Smaragdis, and others. The hotel also appears in movie scenes ​such as "Zorbas the Greek" (Antony Queen) and "The two faces of January" (starring Vinko Mortenssen and Kristin Danst).

Enjoy a really magnificent world and discover the charm and the quality-of-life in a hotel which has been recently renovated, and which has so much to offer to its special guests: from the carefully chosen design of the salon and the rooms, down to the friendly personnel, the breath-taking view and the accessibility to the old town of Chania.

Efi Margiolaki - General Manager

Our History

History develops, class stands still

PAST
1982

Opening of "Contessa Hotel"

The house was transformed into a traditional hotel in the old harbour of Chania.

2018

Complete renovation

A complete renovation of the Hotel took place, using a modern design, yet faithful to the original concept of the classic building.

PRESENT

Shop

Contessa Butique Hotel

SWIMS

A fresh and new shop has opened its doors for you, in the Old town of Chania, right inside our Hotel. The "SWIMS" shop combines modern functionality with a sense of a timeless classic value. All of our products are specially designed, in order to provide the highest comfort, durability and real-life functionality to their buyer. Using world-class innovatiive manufacturing techniques in the industry of clothing, our products are waterproof, without losing anything from their glamour of high aesthetics.

It is open at 15 Theofanous street, from morning till evening, waiting for you with lots of different clothing designs. At "SWIMS" we LOOVE water. When we move inside it -under a bright blue sky- or when we see it falling down from the sky as rain.

Contessa Boutique Hotel

An unforgettable experience, in a recently renovated and carefully designed, magnificent Boutique Hotel, near the old harbour of Chania.

ELG Contessa Boutique Hotel is located in the old town of Chania, right next to the Venetian harbour and only at 13 minutes walk from the beach of Nea Chora. Carefully chosen design of the salon and the rooms, friendly personnel, breath-taking view and the accessibility to the old town of Chania.

Contessa Boutique Hotel
VAT No: EL09434577
ΕΟΤ: 1042E600000739Y0
Tax Department Of Chania

Contact Us

Contessa Boutique Hotel,
15 Theophanous str,
Chaniá, Greece, PO Code GR73100

+30 28210 98566

[email protected]

©2021 Contessa Boutique Hotel - All Rights Reserved.

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COVID-19 Information

We adheres to all protocols established by the Greek government regarding the cleanliness and hygiene within the property with responsibility and consistency, ensuring the safety of our visitors and staff. Our promise is that the new regularity will find us ready and determined to serve all our customers' needs so as to ensure a safe and unforgettable stay.