Chania. View to the Bay

Chania is the second largest city of Crete. It is an excellent place for every tourist, as it combines both a superb beach vacation and interesting cultural experiences. It is a place where absolutely different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries leaving footprints in form of admirable architecture and cuisine.

This webcam shows the old Venetian harbour of Chania. The old town is built around the Venetian port and is a relatively integral area where Venetian buildings and later Turkish elements compose a unique architectural style. To the left side you can see the lighthouse, which is located at the end of the rock and protects the port from the north. It was built in 1570 by the Venetians and reconstructed in 1830 by the Egyptians. The mosque, that can be seen on the other side, is the only mosque in the town and functions today as an exhibit center.

Chania is a perfect place for people who love to spend time in nature since it is located in the most picturesque part of the island.

The city is also served by an airport, so there is no problem getting there any time of year.

This view is from the Belmondo Hotel.