General Area Description
Little Mimosa Home stands at Samarias Street that from 1917 for many years was known as Katsambas Street. Today’s area still keeps this unofficial name.
The home itself is situated on the top of stairs leading to the church of Saint Panteleimon – patron of soldiers, a healer or “a lion in everything” derived from his first name Pantoleon.
Above the hill, you will enter one of the most eclectic and charming neighborhoods of Chania town. This is where Chalepa district has its borders with neoclassical buildings that between 19th and 20th century served as Embassies for many European countries.
If you decide to walk straight from Little Mimosa and cross the small bridge, you will be entering the streets hiding behind one of the biggest Chania squares. Little Mimosa is an only 10-minute walk from Dikastiria Square (officially named Eleftherias Square) with City Courthouse, many shops that local people like to visit and a few popular coffee bars serving best town sweets and urban food.
Chania Airport access & Parking
As in most Cretan traditional and historical areas, the infrastructure of building complexes was not planned for today’s traffic. You will park along the streets right above or below the house. There are no town fees for that parking.
To reach Little Mimosa from Chania airport, there is no simpler road than that. With a car you just drive straight ahead till you turn into Katsambas area (left turn while going down the Akrotiriou Street).
There is also a local bus stop at Katsambas square if you plan using Chania transportation.
Beach and Seaside
You will love this experience of a short walk to enjoy Chania seaside of Kum Kapi or Chalepa districts.
An only 20-minute walk away from Little Mimosa, there is a famous cosy cove of Chalepa called “Kouloura”. This natural pool of crystal waters touching sleepy neighbourhood of picturesque Tabakaria coast will become your favorite Chania holiday spot.
May you feel less adventurous then diving from “Koloura” rocks, right at the corner a sandy beach of Kum Kapi is waiting for you. Beach is mostly used by local people and only a few tourists who rent occasionally nearby apartments.
From the first day, the perfect location of Little Mimosa will make you feel at home. Living in the heart of the local infrastructure is an ultimate experience to discover Chania as locals do.
Within a 5-minute walk from Little Mimosa, around the tiny square, you will find a Greek kiosque with drinks & snacks, bakery, pharmacy and a fish shop ready to grill fish of your choice right on the spot.
There is a small florist, café bar and a big supermarket.
One of the best town groceries, butcher and mini markets, you will be able to find taking the road down the hill.
Transportation & Communication
Little Mimosa and its neighborhood offer many paths for the interesting walks.
Right at the corner, there is a local bus stop and at Eleftherias Square (known unofficially as Dikastiria ) many taxis wait for their clients on a daily basis.
Chania has many spots offering free wi-fi with unlimited time of use. You can easily check your inbox or post your relaxing Greek coffee moments. For the rest of the time, let yourself relax and cut the wire while staying with us.
Entertainment & Social spots
Whether you are craving for Greek salad, Greek coffee, Greek souvlaki or more eclectic choices of urban Mediterranean cuisine with a Cretan twist, Little Mimosa is your place.
The list of choices is vast and rich, but we are sure you will love:
- Dagkli by M&Co – little café and wine bar touching cosy park of Saint Magdalene church with the best coffee in town and wines from top Western Crete winery
- Thalassino Ageri – best fish tavern in town at a breathtaking seaside location
- Petra – juicy souvlaki loved by generations of Chalepa inhabitants
- Feidias – urban fancy cuisine accompanied by great cocktails and unique interior designs
- Spitiko – sweet shop that was always here. You must try their cheesecake or profiterole
For more where, when and how much it will cost you, we will be happy to visit you at Little Mimosa and help planning your best Cretan holidays ever!