Staying in Hanim places you right at the heart of the old town of Chania. You can take a small walk and visit the Municipal Market of Chania, you could have a cup of coffee by the Venetian port and you could also pay a visit to the Municipal Gallery . On your way back you might want to stop and “catch your breath” at the Hanim lounge-café. After you’ve rested you’ll be ready for more!
We wanted to take the definition of “B&B” (bed and breakfast) and of “small boutique hotels” a step further. We created our seven furnished apartments having one goal in mind, to provide the “comfort of simplicity”. The rooms offer you peace and quiet as well as independency combined with very good standards of hygiene.
The seven rooms where you’ll be hosted, have taken their names from seven native herbs.
Just tell us the name of the room you want to stay in and it will be yours!
The stone arch inside Hanim’s lounge was an inspiration to us and that’s how the whole idea of Hanim came about. The arch served as the basis for the architectural style of the three storey building. Blending beautifully with the surrounding environment, the building’s exterior combines elements borrowed from the Venetian era (1204-1669) and the Ottoman era (1669-1898) as well.
The so called “sachnisi” marks the façade of this traditional building.
Soon after the city’s conquest by the Ottoman Turks, the first changes in architecture started to emerge. The Ottomans introduced a new way of life which couldn’t leave architecture unaffected.
This is evidenced in the addition of “sachnisi” or “sachnisia” to many houses.
“Sachnisi” is an architectural term that denotes a covered balcony; a small protruding area on the façade which is supported by wooden beams.
The balcony which projects outward from the main walls of the building is covered with small windows, forming extra room on the floor. It was used as an observatory since it looks out over the entrance of the house and the street in front of it. Women used to spend most of their time in this covered balcony.