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    • 1 week ago
    • Melanie Tuckwell

    Thank you for your advice Andrew - I did think that was probably the case - I will pack a combination of warm and cool clothes.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Andrew Steen

    Melanie..Most of the people on the webcam at the moment are locals and for an island that can sometimes hit 35c/40c in summer 20c feels cold! I go to Crete every year in mid May and wear shorts all the time but be aware that evenings cool down and take a warm top or two

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    • 1 week ago
    • Andrew Steen

    Melanie on the webcam at the moment most of the people you see are locals and as the island can hit 35c to 40c in summer they save their shorts till then! ..i have visited Crete many times in mid May and shorts and t shirts are fine but pack something a little warmer for the evening when it tends to cool down

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Melanie Tuckwell

    I am due to visit Chania shortly for the first time. The weather forecast at the moment is early 20's and yet everyone on this webcam seem to be wearing long trousers and jackets - can anyone shed some light on this please just so that I know what to pack. Thank you.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    In 60 days,we will be there

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    • 1 month ago
    • Corinne Maas

    i know platanias, paul. i stayed there last year, and before that agia marina. the bus on the main road goes to elafonissi, which is lovely. this year, i want to go east to visit spinalonga island. have a lovely time. spring is on its way. 14 degrees at 10.30 AM.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Paul Barber

    Thank you Corinne! am staying in Platanius, so not far from here.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Corinne Maas

    lucky you paul. chania is a lovely little town, and the harbour is beautiful. it goes way round the corner on the left of the picture...

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    • 2 months ago
    • Paul Barber

    April 14th cant come soon enough! my first visit, cant wait!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Corinne Maas

    19 degres today 05.03.18. spring is on its way back and i cant wait to go back to chania

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    • 2 months ago
    • CuzzinJim

    Good morning my beloved Chania! Wish I was there!

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    • 3 months ago
    • Piston kwinkel

    Goodmorning Chania !

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    • 3 months 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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    • 4 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.

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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