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Studios Casa dei Delfini

The "HOUSE of DOLPHINS" (Casa Dei Delfini) is a small complex consising of 4 studios and a two storey maisonette in the centre of the old city of Rethymno.

It is an old Venetian - Turkish mansion, built more than 500 years ago. It has been renovated recently by the owners, Katerina and Vangelis, with great care, and with due regard to the architectural heritage. It is situated at 66-68 Nikiforos Fokas Street, in a quiet part of the Venetian town. This street, known as "Long Alley" by the Rethymnians, many centuries ago was one from the three central streets of the town.

Accommodation

All the modern amenities are provided:

The "HOUSE of DOLPHINS" (Casa Dei Delfini) is a small complex of 4 studios and a two storey maisonette.

In the ground floor are 2 Studios, one accommodates 1-3 individuals (2 beds, 1 couch) and the other 1-2 individuals with a double bed. Both have access in a small courtyard. In the first floor there are 2 more Studios, one accommodates 1-2 (double bed) individuals and the other 2-3 individuals with 2 beds. Each has it's own balcony

In the upper floor there is a  2 storey maisonette for 1-4 individuals (1 double bed above, 2 couches under). It has it's own large veranda (18sqm).

All Studios & Maisonette have a fully-equipped kitchen, WC-Shower, air condition, satellite television and wireless internet.

Facilities

All these create a romantic atmosphere...

The splendid renaissance door-frame surrounding the gates is the most important preserved door-frame in this street.

It shows how some Venetian noblemen lived here. The height of the door-frame was needed in order to enter while riding horses.

When the Turks conquered the city, they added the two-storied building in the courtyard. This is why the well is found today in studio. In the floor aboveis saved a small Turkish bath is preserved. The two-storey house was once Turkish loft women’s quarters, which we can deduce from the large number of windows (9 in the north wall) and its own spacious veranda.

Location

A walk in the old town of Rethymno...

Casa Dei Delfini studios located in the centre of the old city of Rethymno. This allows you to visit all sights in a few minutes, making a pleasant walk at the same time.

In a walk around the picturesque alleys one can observe almost all the architectural remains of Venetian and Ottoman domination: the renaissance town planning, many Venetian buildings, most beautiful door-frames and windows, wooden "pavilions" of the Ottoman domination, the picturesque Venetian harbour with its stone lighthouse, the mosques with their elaborate minarets and the fountains with Turkish signs. Elements that compose the character and express the style of the old city and Rethymno.

Funded by Greece and the EU by the programme ESPA 2007-2013
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