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Dorothy's Dream: a historic residence ovelooking the Venetian Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Enjoy a luxury stay in ample space with magnficent views and exclusive terrace

Dorothy’s Dream is located in one of Chania’s most exquisite national monuments. The 200 sqm residence is on the top floor of the “Palazzo del Rettore”, a building dating from the 14th century with spectacular views of the Chania Venetian Harbour.

Set high on the fortified hill at the heart of the old town, the residence offers spectacular views to the Chania Venetian Harbour including the famous lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Giali Tzami Mosque as well as to the “Big Blue” Aegean Sea from all its northern rooms. Its south and east oriented rooms offer views to the old city and the small “piazza” with the lemon trees connecting the rest of the traditional residences. Its large rooftop terrace enjoys a bird’s eye, 360º unobstructed view to the “White Mountains” of Chania, the Old Harbour and the nearby beaches at the horizon.

There are four rooms:

1. The Rector’s Suite which sleeps 2-4 persons with a king size bed and a bed-sofa which can be converted into two separate single beds. It includes an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony with a superb view of the Venetian Harbour.

2. Dorothy’s Room sleeps 3 persons with one double and one single bed. It has a private balcony and views towards both the Harbor and the White Mountains. It shares a bathroom with the Red Room.

3. The Romantic Room is a spacious room that sleeps 2-4 persons, with a double bed and a single bed that unfolds into two separate single beds. It has an en-suite bathroom and a view to the White Mountains and the Palazzo yard.

4. Need more space? We have one more room which we call the Red Room due to the Sienna colour of its walls. It is a smaller yet very cosy room. With one double bed it can accommodate up to two persons and offers views to the Venetian Harbour, the small backstreets of the old town and the White Mountains. It shares the main bathroom with Dorothy’s Room.

The residence includes a fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room and exclusive access to the terrace.

More Details

Alexandros Melengovits
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Alexandros Melengovits

We are a family living between Crete and Athens. We acquired Dorothy's Dream in 2008 and, following a major renovation, we used it as our holiday home for several years. Since 2014 we have turned Dorothy's Dream into a for-hire residence hoping to give the opportunity to guests from all over the world to enjoy this magnificent historic location with all the modern amenities.

Why Alexandros Melengovits chose Chania

This is a unique property because of its unparalleled location, magnificent views, spacious rooms, classic decoration and exclusive terrace.

What makes this apartment unique

If you are looking for a place for a sizeable group of people (up to 13 persons) because you are travelling with your extended family or group of friends and you are looking for taste, comfort, beauty in a city environment and the best possible view, this is the right place for you!


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Dorothy's Dream: a historic residence ovelooking the Venetian Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Amazing! Once in a lifetime.

  • 5 of 5

This property is a jewel! Sits just one block off the Venetian port on quiet street. Perfect location for dinners, and nightlife to enjoy the harbor and lighthouse area. The property is large, easily shared with multiple couples or families. Everything is very clean in this 17th century property. The daily housekeeping is an added advantage. This is the only way to go for a large group wanting to enjoy all the Chania has to offer. The views from this property are breathtaking!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly charming home in the heart of Chania with beautiful harbor views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful stay at Dorothy's Dream! Zoe our hostess was very helpful and always available for questions...she even gave us a Greek cell phone to reach her if needed. The location is ideal and views could not be more spectacular. The kitchen was fully stocked with MORE than we could ask for as well as any amenities. Dorothy's dream truly set a high bar as far as what can be expected when renting through homeaway. Next year if all goes as planned, I hope to be returning again with my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Huge apartment, with the best view in town

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. I visited with my extended family, 6 adults and two small children, and there was plenty of room for us to all feel comfortable. Communication with the owner and local host was so easy, and we felt very well cared for. The apartment itself is stunning-- big rooms, tall ceilings, balconies overlooking the harbor, and the most amazing roof terrace. This is a first-class accommodation in the very center of a wonderfully interesting town. We felt so lucky to have spent a week there. Book it! Right now!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and the recognition! We are happy to have contributed to your family memories!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Chania port bars
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Chania-Rethymno National Road
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Chania port restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.6 Kilometres
Nea Hora
Car: recommended

There are many museums in the vicinity of Dorothy's Dream, several archeological sites and a beautiful port promenade with shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance.


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Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Rector's Suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Romantic Room bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Dorothy's & Red Room bathrom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • The Rector's Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Dorothy's Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    The Romantic room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    The Red room - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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