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 .
Which facility/amenity do you consider most important for your rental apartment?
Which one would you use most?
Based on the feedback we've got so far, guests would like more facilities to be available.
Can you suggest one?
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.
Kindly read the information below.
San Salvatore is not a hotel or an official business. We are able to offer short term accommodation, vat free, based on the new laws* of Greece.
-The building: The original 15th- 16th century Venetian San Salvatore Monastery is of historical importance.
-Several restrictions apply so as to ensure that it preserves it's authenticity.
-Expectations: Our guests can expect privacy, serenity, magnificent views and luxury in the heart of the old town and within walking distance of every place of interest in the Chania town. However, services such as reception, daily cleaning, meals, credit card processing etc are not to be expected as they are not allowed under the laws of Greece.
Things you need to know about your the Loft:
-The Loft is situated on the upper floor of the three storey building and there is NO ELEVATOR.
-The STAIRS to the second storey are very steep and cannot be changed.
-There is no TV. Instead you can use our laptop to watch web channels, surf the Internet or listen to music.
Things you need to know about your the Family flat:
-The family flat does not have a private terrace.
-You are not allowed to use the terrace outside your windows (Firkas fort rooftop)
-You may use our rooftop. Ask for permission first.
Most popular additional services are listed here: (for all apartments)
-Full privacy: If you reserved the Loft apartment, then you are able to reserve the sunset terrace for exclusive use so that you don't have strangers outside your windows.
-24hour check in: As there is no reception, all guests need to confirm the time of arrival with us. Free 24hour check in applies only if it is pre arranged, otherwise a 10% surcharge applies.
-Shuttle service: Chania airport 25 euro. Send us your flight details and we will arrange your transfer.
-Parking: 50 euro per day. We are happy to have one of the very few private parkings in the entire old town. We are also privileged to be located right next to the free public parking area.
Security deposit( for all reservations)
A security deposit of EUR 300 is required upon arrival for incidentals. This deposit is fully refundable within 5 days after check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.
*Prepayment needed (for all reservations)
You will have plenty of time to make arrangements and if you need to cancel your reservation you get a full refund based on our policies. However, before we can confirm your reservation we ask for a deposit within 48 hours. The apartment you reserved will be held until you arrange the prepayment.
* Applicable laws: 4446/2016
House rules are important. Please read them.
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.