Pension Nora stands prominently on Theotokopolou Street amidst an extraordinary array of Venetian, Turkish and Neo-Classical buildings that in turn reflect the depth of history and the cultural heritage of Chania’s Old Town.
The Pension is wonderfully situated, just around the corner from the harbour, and is a grand old building that was founded in the Venetian era but beautifully restored in 1887. It boasts marvellous high ceilings, large sunny windows and wooden floors, and has been adorned with woven Cretan rugs and traditional furniture. The two large balconies offer views towards both the White Mountains and the sea where one can relax and enjoy spectacular romantic sunsets.
The Pension is open summer and winter, therefore heating and air-conditioning are both standard in every room, as are private bathrooms and access to a kitchen. You can choose from either a triple, double, twin or single style room and ground floor studios are available. Baby cots and beds can be added upon request free of charge.



We specialise in giving advice to enable our customers to travel independently and economically throughout Western Crete.

Chania’s ideal location often serves as a base for those who like to adventure and explore the surrounding peninsulas, mountains and gorges during the daytime but who also like to return to the vibrant and enchanting atmosphere of the Venetian Harbour in the evenings.
Indeed, the owner of the Pension, Eftihis, is born and bred in Chania and speaks fluent English. Thus, his knowledge of the district will enable you to make the most of your holiday, discover the hidden side of natural Crete and escape to idyllic sandy beaches.



Chania, something for everyone!

Just a few of our many suggestions:

  • Meander along the cobbled streets and back alleyways of the Old City where jewellery makers and craftsmen ply their trade. Sip ouzo at the harbour and watch the sunset over the lighthouse.


  • Discover the Akrotiri Peninsula, just 20 minutes from Chania, and home to two beautiful monasteries, picturesque walks and three superb but uniquely individual beaches. Visit the site where the movie ‘Zorba the Greek’ was filmed. Make a break on the way at the grave of Elefterios Venizelos and see the breathtaking view of the City and Sea of Crete.


  • Walk the longest gorge in Europe, the Samaria Gorge, a stunning 18km and a nature reserve for the Cretan Kri-kri goat. As an alternative, trek the 8km Imbros Gorge which is one of the narrowest and most imposing gorges on the island. No guide necessary for either.


  • Explore the Gramvousa Peninsula which has exquisite award winning beaches and the ancient site of Falassana. We can direct you how to drive to the soft white sands of Balos Lagoon or book the boat trip that sails firstly to the 1597 Venetian castle where pirates once occupied. Great for photograph enthusiasts!


  • And if you don’t want to spend too much time in the sun, visit the very poignant Allied War Cemetery and then continue up to the Roman archaeological site of Aptera and the Turkish fortress. From there one can see tremendous views over Souda Bay which is the largest natural harbour in Europe.



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