Advantages of staying in Chania during winter and the available amenities
Covid-19 was a watershed moment in the world of business. Many companies realized that the default working space is not efficient any more which in all, calls for action for a different plan. On the other hand, office workers can easily take their job with them as long as they have the necessary equipment. A laptop and internet connection are what a digital nomad needs.
To begin with, digital nomads are people who work remotely. This allows them to travel anywhere and anytime of the year. They stay in locations for a long period of time and experience the culture and local life from within. Also, once they feel ready to explore new places, they can just pack and move on to the next destination.
Some of the most attractive destinations for digital nomads are islands. And what’s better than a big island like Crete in the mythical country of Greece that offers everything. The city of Chania particularly, is a wonderful choice for those who seek relaxation mixed with a little bit of an adventure. Hop in the first airplane and experience magical sceneries and beautiful weather all year round.
A true piece of paradise
Although the island of Crete has a strong digital nomad community, Chania tends to take the first place. A city that has so many tales to tell and many landscapes to admire, can easily become your next home. Chania is a charming town all year round with extraordinary culture and history.
ELG hotels manage El Greco Hotel and Contessa Boutique Hotel in Chania. Both of them are located at the heart of the old town and provide the best vacation experience. Moreover, they offer high quality amenities making your stay as comfortable as it gets.
So, are you planning your next destination as a digital nomad?
El Greco Hotel and Contessa Boutique Hotel couldn’t be less than the ideal destination for working remotely. Create your office at your own balcony, overlooking the old Venetian harbor and embrace the warm hospitality. Imagine waking up every morning close to the beach with great Mediterranean food, Greek culture, welcoming locals and some of the best infrastructure for remote working. You might just have found your dream home.
To begin with, both of our renovated hotels enchant every guest with the unrivalled comfort of the rooms. Additionally, the views from the balcony are simply breathtaking. Our hotels provide amenities that are suitable for digital nomads and thus, create the ideal environment to work and relax at the same time.
The WIFI Connection
Internet is probably the most important amenity for digital nomads. Our hotels provide fast, reliable and free internet connection which enables guests to work as much as they want from the comfort of their room. The high-speed internet connection in both your private room and the public areas of the hotels, allow everyone to stay connected at all times.
It is also important to know that those who work remotely in one of our hotels feel absolutely welcomed. Our hospitable warm environment and our friendly personnel create a community that keeps remote workers happy. This can be achieved by ensuring there is a communal space for people to work and interact, like a café or the lobby. To be more specific, our hotels provide communal spaces, like the El Greco Café or the roof gardens.
Health and Safety
Undoubtedly, health measurements and safety policies are also important for a digital nomad. Safe boxes are provided in every room and we strictly follow the health protocols that are in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations. Thus, ELG hotels have taken the right measures and precautions to implement good personal hygiene practices in the workplace and oversees their continued implementation.
Amenities in the Rooms
A comfortable environment which is suitable for work and relaxation is what a digital nomad needs. Privacy is paramount and therefore, our renovated hotels in Chania ensure that the rooms are well suited to the task. For example, important amenities such as a desk and proper lighting, or even a coffee machine and water kettles can make their work much simpler.
Transportation & Activities
As a traveler, there are already so many things to arrange. That’s why we constantly try to be innovative and give solutions to our guests.
Our hotels provide tailor made travel services through our travel agent company, El Greco Tours. Enjoy the pleasure of traveling safely in comfortable vehicles, while we assure that we will offer you unique experiences and inspirations through Crete. In the meantime, we always want to promote the cultural character of our island. Thus, our office provides organized tours and alternative activities depending on the traveler’s taste.
Every tour is guided by skilled and experienced guides and aim to cover every aspect of interest. More specific, wine tours in local vineyards and wineries are just as rewarding as discovering the famous beaches or the breathtaking mountains. Interactive excursions also allow our guests to participate in local cooking, olive oil producing and tasting, pottery manufacturing and much more. These kinds of activities reveal the unique character of Crete and its living pulse that stays indelible through all years.
Furthermore, our guests have the opportunity to rent a bike, motorcycle or car for their whole stay in our hotels upon request. Renting a vehicle in Chania is the ideal way to discover the beauty of the town, while also there are so many hidden gems across the island that need to be explored.
Chania during winter is magical
Being one of the most popular destinations worldwide, Chania has tourism all year round. There are so many things and activities that you can do especially if you are a digital nomad and can control your work schedule.
One of the most important things that needs to be mentioned is the wonderful weather not only during summer, but also during winter. Temperatures are about 15-25 degrees even in February and you get 9 to 12 hours of sun each day. The perfect opportunity to explore the crystal-clear waters and wonderful beaches across the city.
However, if you are a winter lover and you want to go skiing or hiking on the mountains, there is an option for that too! Apart from the breathtaking beaches, Crete is full of hiking trails and gorges that need to be discovered.
You can discover the hiking trails with either alone, with your friends or guided tours. Furthermore, the mountains are perfect for skiing and there are many organized communities that you can join. However, if you wish to go on a more laid-back excursion, you can always go on a road trip. Going on a road trip is a very popular way to get familiar with the Cretan culture and explore the numerous tiny villages.
Quality of Life
Chania is also a popular cultural center with many events, exhibitions, concerts e.t.c. taking place anytime of the year. A digital nomad will experience a better quality of life, as he/she will be surrounded by people who value wellbeing and work life balance.
Τhere is a variety of museums and archaeological sites that surely need everyone’s attention. Some of the highlights include the Firka Fortress, the Venetian Lighthouse and the renovated Archaeological Museum of Chania. Give yourself time to wander around the city and live the authentic side of life.
Furthermore, there are many tours where you can explore the countryside of Chania. One of the best ones are wine tastings in local wineries or olive oil tasting, where you can learn about their production and experience authentic flavors.
In conclusion, Chania is definitely one of the best towns for digital nomadism even during winter. El Greco Hotel and Contessa Boutique Hotel provide everything a digital nomad needs in a warm and hospitable ambience that stays unforgettable.