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About us

Erietta suites building , at the waterfront of the old harbor west basin, has a history of 600 years. It was built around 1500 with the ground floor used as warehouse for the goods transfered by ships and the upper floors as an accomodation of Venetian naval garrison. The building, a typical Venetian architecture for that period, is built with sand color stones with large openings and interior patio for lighting the internal rooms and overlooks the Venetian harbor.

Erietta suites is a family business. Our ancestor, a merchant who was traveling up to Odessa, bought the building from its Turk owner at the end of 18th century, to be his home. From then and on, it belongs to the family.

In 1992, Stelios and Giorgos Roumpedakis, 3rd generations descendants, with love and care, keeping and highlighting all architectural elements of the bulding, we renovated it and turned it into a small hotel in the heart of the old city.

Today with our personal care and hospitality , we have the ambition to make Erietta suites a pleasant and unforgetable accomodation for our clients. You are welcomed!.

5.000 years of History

Chania was founded by Minoans. Excavation in Kastelli area revealed the Palace and town of "Kydonia"(2200 BC). Kydonia means quince, a fruit, Minoans loved. Kydonia flourished during this period, based to the testimonies of ancient writers and excavation findings.

Kydonia city flourished in Hellinistic and Roman periods,as Homer describes its glory and historical Diodorus Siculus

The strategic importance of Crete in the east Mediterranean basin was the interest of many invadors that took over the island.

Between 10th and 13th century the island was mostly under Arab occupation and the city declines.

In 1252 after the fall of Byzantine, Venetians take over the city. They revived the city and name it "La Canea". The city flourished again and was called "The Venice of the East".

Finally, in 1645 the city surrendered to the Ottoman Turks.

From 1850 many revolutions took place in the island and finally in 1897 the Cretan State is founded with Chania as its capital.

In 1913 Elefterios Venizelos, leader of Cretan revolution and later Greek prime minister, signs the unification of Crete with Greece.

In May 1941 Germans attacked the island and suffer so many casualties that made Winston Churchill to say "Hence will shall not say that Greeks fight like heros, but that heroes fight like Greeks". During Battle of Crete the citadel of Kastelli and many historical buildings of the city were devastated.

Crete: a step in stone, for the continents