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

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

Comments

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    3 days then you can see us there

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Solveig Nerlandsrem

    The most beautiful port in Hellas! Clean the lenses of the camera, please! Love from Norway!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    I am currently reading the book "Girl under the olive tree" which is set during WWII and set in Chania. This webcam brings the book to life.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Neil

    Last time I looked at this cam the place was being hounded by storms and the cafes were all flooded what a difference in 3 months

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • wish_I_were_there

    I just love the place!

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Gill

    8 days. Can't wait

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    12 days

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    25 days left

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • Peter

    So much pleasant now that it was in February in the storms. See photos

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • Ian Cox

    15 days 13 hours 26 minutes to take off.......Can't wait!

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    61 days and we will be there

  • avatar
    • 6 months 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
    • 6 months ago
    • Mik

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

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • Rob Broad

    Corinne M ..... No Agia Marina

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    • 6 months ago
    • Corinne M

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

  • avatar
    • 6 months 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