It's never a bad idea to set off to Crete. Scala de Faro, an elegant property housed in a historic building, gives you even more reason to make the journey.
Despite its modern, luxurious aesthetic, Scala de Faro actually dates back to the 15th century. Originally constructed by the Venetians who once ruled Chania, it was renovated by the Ottomans in the 17th century, and again before becoming the luxury hotel it is today.
Nine unique rooms and suites are arranged over three floors. Each offers views of either the sea or the narrow streets lined with pastel homes and the mountains beyond. Some rooms even have their own private balconies accessed through double doors that swing open to bring in the fresh sea breeze. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a Cretan meal paired with local wine as the lighthouse stands guard nearby.
Wood panel ceilings and floors, classic doors, and stone finishes envelop the interiors with a focus on eco-friendly materials. Chevron wall patterns, blue accent pillows, and vintage-looking lighting adds an interesting visual touch. Potted palm plants bring the outside in; you are on one of the Mediterranean’s most charming islands after all.
Sleep soundly in a king or queen bed. A hydro massage bathtub ensures you feel completely relaxed. In the mornings, L’Occitane bath amenities invigorate you before heading down for a delightful breakfast.
The property’s position is just as decadent, located in the heart of the old Venetian harbor. Cute cafes serve up Cretan specialties: olives, pies, and sweet bougatsa pastries. Many of these delectable recipes have been handed down through the generations.