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Chania (2) The old port is a fascinating
place any time of the day or year, as the sun creates
a variety of visual effects and gives the impression
you see a different place each time you visit it! Start
your walk at the NW part of it where you will see the
imposing Lighthouse, the ‘jewel’ of the
harbour. To your right lie the Firkas Fort built by
the Venetians in order to protect the port entrance.
There is a captivating brick-coloured building at the
Fort entrance which once housed the Venetian naval guards.
Nowadays you will find the Maritime Museum of Crete
with a valuable collection of naval objects providing
insight into the rich history of Chania and W. Crete.
Right after that, walk along Angelou St., an upward
alley which is one of the loveliest backstreets of the
Topanas quarter. Feast your eyes on the Venetian architecture
typical of the 16th and 17th centuries.
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