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

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • CuzzinJim

    Good morning my beloved Chania! Wish I was there!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Piston kwinkel

    Goodmorning Chania !

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    • 1 month ago
    • eddie

    i am afraid Chania is a mess ,last time i was there i was appauled how this once beautiful harbour was full of derelict vandlised buildings and every availalable wall covered in graffiti ,what kind of moron sprays paint all over their beautiful town

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    • 2 months ago
    • Corinne Maas

    hello will. it used to be a mosque, was also called the mosque of the janissaries. it is now used as an art gallery. love chania.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Cathrine Halvorsen

    @Will may the bulding is Küçük Hasan Pasha Mosque

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    • 2 months ago
    • Will may

    Hi there can you tell me what thebuilding is on the far left we were wondering if it was a mosque or something, thanks

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    • 2 months ago
    • Rob Broad

    Getting ready for the Santas, nice and calm in the harbour today 26th

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    • 2 months ago
    • Sue altaie

    Wow really wet and w8ndy today

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    • 2 months ago
    • Vanja

    Wow, rough sea tonight :( Waves smashing on to the restaurants, and water going in all the way into the little street. It's so intense!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    7dec17--A Thank You to our host, Hotel Porto Antico , for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of the city's old port Chania, Crete, splendid.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Corinne Maas

    thank you so much for sorting out the cameras

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    • 4 months ago
    • Tamson

    I just love this place!! And Crete see you again next summer
    If not before ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • 4 months ago
    • Piston kwinkel

    Chania, my heart is there, my body in Belgium...Miss the fantastic restaurants like,,Manolis Galini,, and all you nice peoples...hope we can come back again !

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    • 4 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Absolutely beautiful, happy memories.
    The weather here is a lot different to the north east England weather today - it's even beyond dismal where I am!

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.

Cam on-line since: 07/15/2016