San Salvatore was a Franciscan Monastery. The Venetians built the Monastery after the 4th Crusade, on the west side of the harbour, where originally a Byzantine church existed. Preserved to this day, this small domed chapel on the east side was expanded to the north and west in three phases from the 15th century (or earlier) until the late Venetian period (middle of 17th century).
Today the church houses the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania.
The south section of the monastery which contained the chapter house, the dormitories, the cloister and garden, possibly the refectory, the calefactory, the sacristy, the cisterns and more, is a unique 3 storey building containing two rental apartments and two residencies. Dialogus Educational Association, aimed at promoting the Greek language and culture and offering support and education to non native speakers of Greek has its headquarters on the premises.
Heraklion to Chania
Chania to Omalos (Samaria Gorge)
Chania airport to bus station
Chania to Rethymno, Sfakia, Kissamos etc
Be there 10 minutes earlier to get your ticket.
If you book online make sure you print your ticket.
Nikki & Josh: Greek Raki tastes even better in this shot glasses.
Mr Laurie: Thank you for taking the time to write and mail a letter to us. Your photo of the cloister means a lot to us.
Thank you both for your kindness.
Greetings to all our Australian friends.
Super markets & grocery stores, bakeries, parking lots, restaurants, museums, sites, beaches, parks, hiking & jogging routes and more.
Use the layers on the left to switch from general places of interest (Irene's Favourites), Hiking routes and Breakfast - Groceries.
With respect to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy and our personal beliefs, San Salvatore Monastery has implemented an environmental policy based on the principles of protection, prevention and restitution of the environment.
Offering quality services is of prime importance to us, along with providing a safe environment that would also be relaxing, rehabilitating and healthy. That being said, it is our firm belief that having a long term environmental action plan and policy which complies with the Green Key guidelines will help us monitor the quality of services provided, our contribution on fair environmental management and will help us create bonds with individuals and organizations sharing the same principles.
Learn more about Green Key guidelines .
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Based on the feedback we've got so far, guests would like more facilities to be available.
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If you don't have your own car, we are able to arrange a taxi for you. Just send us your flight details or other necessary information and we will be happy to arrange it for your. Our drivers charge 25 euro from Chania airport. If you want to book a taxi yourself make sure the price includes luggage, appointment and drop off right outside the house.
Theotokopoulou 76 Chania, 73131
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Driving/walking instructions to our apartments
From bus station/downtown
If you are walking from the bus station to our apartments you can take either one of these routes; either follow Pireos street or walk Chalidon and then Akti Kountourioti.
We find the route via Pireos street to be the easiest to walk and follow, especially if you are carrying heavy luggage. This should not take more that 15-20 min. You can follow the same route if you are driving.
Alternatively, if you feel like exploring the general area, walk down Chalidon street until you get to the Venetian Harbour (use Starbucks on your left as your reference point at the end of Chalidon street) and then turn left on to the promenade (Akti Kountourioti) and follow all the way around, past the Nautical Museum and then left into Theotokopoulou Street.
You can take a short cut through Zambeliou Street to Theotokopoulou Street but you might not find it very comfortable to walk up-hill over the cobble-stone pathways and steps.
From the Airport
Driving from Chania Airport to the San Salvatore Monastery will take you about 30 min (16 km). On leaving Chania Airport, follow the road which goes from the airport exit to the National Road (EO Aerodromiou Soudas). At the first interchange ( 1km from the airport) turn left and at the second interchange(after 3.5 km) turn right. Continue strait ahead through Akrotiriou street, Koundourou street, El Venizelou street, Ch. Giannari street (Public Market on the right), and finally on Skalidi street turn right to Pireos street and again right following the Venecian Walls (Talos sq.) Leave your car at the public carpark. The apartment is just 100m away.
Hi, my name is Irene. I studied Greek Literature and Linguistics at the University of Crete and later Greek as a foreign language at the University of Athens (MA). My family runs the rental apartments. I look forward to meeting you.