Hotel Building

Mosaic Venetian Harbour Suites building is an integral part of the history of the Old Town of Chania. Its history starts in the Middle-Ages, during the years of the Venetian Domination. Specifically, in the 15th century when the town around the fortified hill of Kasteli started to expand.

Over the centuries the building had no set form. Copperplate prints from the 16th and 17th centuries, drawings and plans from the 18th and 19th centuries present different forms of the building. Findings during the restoration work (door and window openings) prove the variety of uses of the building through the ages.

The current form of the building took its shape at the beginning of the 20th century. From this point on the building became the property of Kontoudakis family.

The Family Home

At the beginning of the 20th century, Kontoudakis family moved from Piraeus to Chania where the building of Mosaic Venetian Harbour Suites became their home until 1975.

The history of this house is connected to the personal stories of 4 women of the family. The sweetness in their eyes, the warmth of their smile, so much of what they represented, have been preserved in their furniture, fixtures, furnishings and their personal effects which we have retained to give the Hotel its warmth and ambience.

Restoration

In 2022, the property changed hands and a radical restoration of the building began. It was structurally reinforced and clad with environment friendly modern and quality materials which complied with the original form and style of the building.

In full compliance with the Statutes for Heritage Buildings of the Ministry of Culture we ended up having completely renovated and refurbished Hotel which retained the historic features of the Old House in combination with the necessary upgrading of facilities of a modern guest residence. Our aim was authenticity, quality, comfort and elegance. Stefi Barbouni, our talented interior decorator, gave great care and attention to details in order to achieve the coveted result.