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

Hosted by
hosted by

Comments

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • PMM

    @Rob - the UK has officially been hotter than many parts of Greece this Easter Bank Holiday weekend - makes a change for us! :)

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Mik

    The glass bottom boat is back! Its officially summer! 95 days to go!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Rob Broad

    Corinne M ..... No Agia Marina

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Corinne M

    hello rob. are you from/staying at the hotel porto antico all year round?

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Rob Broad

    PMM ..... This year it been most unusual for the many storms and the high amount of rain, however after next week and our Easter the weather will start to improve for our long warm sunny days. We welcome back all the holiday makers for the new season ... Enjoy

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • PMM

    12.04.19. Checking out the upcoming weather for next week in Crete - it still seems very mixed! Low temperatures between 12 - 16 degrees - rain, wind and possible thunderstorms- is this usual here for mid-April?

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Corinne M

    the uk has better weather than chania at the moment

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • CuzzinJim

    Even with the bad weather there, I would rather be in Chania than any other place in the world.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Peter

    That's better. Stormy again

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Peter

    Very dirty camera today

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • PMM

    29.03.19. Wild weather here again!

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • daddyfixit

    Friday 29th; new camera & rough sea !

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Rob Broad

    New camera to be fitted soon

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Patti

    18.27 pm 26.03.19
    Niebla , foggie

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