The main part of city's attractions is concentrated in the so- called Old Town. It is noteworthy that during the Second World War, this part of Chania has miraculously remained intact, so beautiful historical buildings have preserved in its diversity. Walls of the Venetian fortress line off the old district; the Kastelli is considered to be the center of the historic district.
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.
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