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

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    • 2 days ago
    • GLYNN

    I wish I was there sat in one of the tavernas drinking retsina never mind the weather Its still my favourite place in Crete, ok the suns not shining so what, Chania is still a mystical place and will forever draw me back

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    • 2 days ago
    • Patti

    Good morning Channea !!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • daddyfixit

    another very rough day in the harbor.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Corinne M

    today isn't a day to go walkabout around the harbo

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    • 3 months ago
    • Herman Gevaert

    Groetjes uit het mooie BRUGGE

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    • 3 months ago
    • daddyfixit

    We walked around there in August ! mad how the weather can change extremes ?

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    • 3 months ago
    • Corinne M

    wow, i have never seen such weather in chania. the cafes look like they are all flooded

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    • 3 months ago
    • caravanman0

    Thank you for cleaning the camera.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    40 day´s and we will be back

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    • 5 months ago
    • kenny

    Flying out today with my 2 sons for a week to celebrate my 60th on the 12th july.Looks like we need to find a bar to watch the football as england go marching on.Never been to greece before and really looking forward to a nice week in the crete sunshine.See you soon. Kenny.

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    • 6 months ago
    • CuzzinJim

    If any of you haven't done it, take a tour with Captain Nick on his boat the "Aphrodite". Really nice guy, and knows the area well. Do yourself a favor and take the long tour as you get to snorkel if you so desire. No, I don't work for him, and live in the states, and so my recommendation is based solely on personal experience. When you are done, step over to Taverna Kavouras and have a bite for me. It is right there in the old harbor where the boats park. I wish I could be back in Crete yesterday!!!

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    • 7 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    Yeeeees....Only 10 days

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    • 7 months ago
    • Corinne M

    the glass bottom boat is back. the summer season has started...

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    • 7 months ago
    • Paul Barber

    What a place!! Going to have to go again just to make sure it is real, and not a dream!!!

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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