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

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    • 7 days 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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    • 1 week 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!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Paul T

    Nice weather today. Such a lovely place to visit.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Gina

    Hotel Porto Antico thank you so so much for the best view of any web cam in the world. We are in Melbourne Australia and it is a cold winter so seeing beautiful Chania every night before we sleep gives us pleasant dreams. Memories!!

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    • 3 months ago
    • Zed71

    I can wave at all of you on Sunday when I'm there :)

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    • 4 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    Love this island

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • joseph

    anarotieme an dipla sthn kamera ypirxe kai mia allh opoutautoxrona na edixne kai thn allh pleura tou limaniou..

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    • 7 months ago
    • Lynn Walmsley

    I never tire of this view, a beautiful island, thank you for the live web cam.

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    • 7 months ago
    • Rob Broad

    Looks like the first day of summer today with tne crowds and the glass bottom boat going out full

  • avatar
    • 8 months ago
    • Didrik von Porat

    I will be back

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    • 8 months ago
    • Clive Shears

    Bit of a rough sea today.

  • avatar
    • 11 months ago
    • Crete visitors

    In our opinion, this is one of the best live cameras in Crete. Thank you for that. Greetings from Finland, the first snow is already here. Waiting for spring, maybe we are coming to your lovely island again :)

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • mac

    Wonderful :) Your livecam helps me get through gray and gloomy autumn in Warsaw. Thank you.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Clive Shears

    Thank you as well from us all.

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