Chania, Old Port - Crete live camChania, view of the city's old port

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    • 8 hours ago
    • Capture Sam

    16feb19--Thank You, Laura.

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    • 9 hours ago
    • Peter

    Very spectacular!

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    • 13 hours ago
    • Corinne M

    another day of foul weather in chania. it must be the fourth in a row. no chance of walking around the harbor without being drenched

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    • 2 days ago
    • Vanja

    You can see wild waves even in the dark...

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    • 2 days ago
    • Solveig Nerlandsrem

    WOW! What a weather in beautiful harbour of Chania! The water is going into the restaurants, and no tourist is there. Greetings from westcoast of Norway, we do have storm today!

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    • 2 days ago
    • PMM

    Massive pieces of debris in the bay now - wonder If it’ll be pulled out eventually.

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    • 2 days ago
    • PMM

    Huge waves

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    • 3 days ago
    • Catherine Sunter

    Wow I wish there was a camera around the corner to the left as the waves are huge, breaking over the houses.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Neil

    You wouldn't want to be having your dinner in that cafe today very stormy

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    • 3 days ago
    • Jayne Latter

    Golly the sea looks really angry today

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    • 3 days ago
    • Peter

    Wild at the moment

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    • 1 week ago
    • Vanja

    It's amazing how much sea water the wind is sending into those cafes tonight, but there are still people walking just next to the edge, guess they're used to it :)

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • wish_I_were_there

    210 days more, I know is a lot but worthwhile waiting fo

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    • 1 month ago
    • Corinne M

    very dark sky over chania today

Chania, Old Port - Crete

The Venetian harbor in Chania with it’s lighthouse is the town's landmark. The old port of Chania was built by the Venetians in the period of colonization in Crete and more specifically between 1320 and 1356, and was an important center for the convenience of the Venetian military navy, as well as one of the most important commercial ports in the eastern Mediterranean.

Entering the port from the west, the first thing you see is the entrance of the harbor and opposite very close to the entrance the lighthouse. In your right you will see the walls of the Firka Fortress built by the Venetians to protect the harbor entrance. When necessary, a thick chain was tied down the Firka Fortress and the opposite base of the lighthouse in order to close the port entrance.

The Giali Tzami, which means in Turkish the 'seaside mosque' ', is the oldest Islamic building in Crete. Part of the south side was destroyed by the heavy bombing by the Germans during the 2nd World War. Today the small interior of the building is used as a place mainly for art exhibitions.

The Hotel Porto Antico is situated in the center of the picturesque old Venetian harbor, as well as 5 min walking distance from the modern center of Chania town. Located in a Venetian style historic building, just opposite the Venetian lighthouse, the hotel provides rooms with wonderful view of the Venetian harbor and the picturesque old town of Chania.

The hotel is recently renovated, retaining the old Venetian style architecture. The hotels privileged location is ideal for visitors who wish to stay in the most beautiful part of Chania town, where a wide variety of sightseeing’s is gathered.

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