Ionas Boutique Hotel
The hotel known today as Ionas Boutique Hotel can be found in the neighborhood of “Plathia Rouga” in Splantzia, in the old town of Chania on the island of Crete. Near the historic church of Agia Irini, it is also in the same neighborhood of the monastery Santa Maria della Misericordia, and is a fine example of a reconstructed architectural treasure of the most historical part of Chania.
The stone Venetian elements such as the archway in the entrance of the hotel have been repaired and restored, while at the base of the core building there still remain the original walls from 1538. The wooden facade of the original building was recreated based on the traces that were found, and are an example of the Ottoman elements of the building.
The historical building that now houses Ionas Boutique Hotel came into the current owner’s family in the 1920s, when his great-grandparents came from Asia Minor with the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey following the Greco–Turkish War of 1919–1922.
Several years ago, inspired by the thought to preserve a small piece of personal family history, as well as part of the greater whole of the area’s past, the owner of Ionas Boutique Hotel decided to restore the home and open it to the public as a top class hotel. It offers 9 rooms, all decorated with handmade furniture. The beds have orthopedic mattresses for your comfort. The rooms also provide air condition, mini bar, satellite TV, safe box, free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has two suites equipped with a Jacuzzi and a kitchenette. You can enjoy your breakfast on the hotels roof garden and experience moments of relaxation and quietness. It promises a romantic and comfortable stay, a quick “escape” from everyday life.