Vacationers are recommended to start exploring city's attractions with scenic Plateia Santrivani. Near the square there is the great Janissaries Mosque that has survived to this day in its original form. A walk through the Topanas district will give a lot of impressions; buildings dating back to of Venetian rule are represented here. Walking through the winding streets of the quarter, you can go to the beautiful Firkas fortress. Its powerful walls provide unforgettable panoramic view of the harbor area of Chania.
Powerful fortifications were built in 1929. Now the part of fortress’ halls holds a priceless collection of artifacts of the Maritime Museum of Crete. Schiavo bastion is considered to be the main attraction of the Evreika district; next to it there are several picturesque old streets too. The Splanzia is center of curious landmark objects.
On its territory there is an arsenal of 15th century, as well as some ancient religious buildings; the most beautiful among them are considered the Church of San Nicolas and the Church of San Rocco. A pleasant surprise waits for travelers who like to visit interesting museums and exhibition centers.
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