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The Walls in Chania

The Kastelli wall of the original Venetian city of Chania
The Kastelli wall of the original Venetian city of Chania
The Venetians fortified the Kastelli and it was the centre of their city. The Venetians rebuilt existing walls (using many Greco-Roman remains) and created the main thoroughfare (Corso). This is the present Kanevaro street and went from the east gate to the west gate (Porto Colombo) of Kastelli. The bombings of World War II destroyed both gates. There were two other gates. One is on the north-central side beside the Great Arsenal. Its steps rose to the present day offices of the Technical University of Crete. The south gate at Odos Katre is still visible.
On Sifaka street, you will see one of the minor doors of the Kastelli at Katre street and large portions of the inner wall with the columns and stones from Greco-Roman structures that the Venetians incorporated when they rebuilt the wall.

Related links:
http://www.unibg.it/walledtowns/chania1_en.htm

Photos of The Walls in Chania:


The Kastelli wall in Chania
The Kastelli wall in Chania
The Kastelli wall in the harbour of Chania
The Kastelli wall in the harbour of Chania
The stairs from the Kastelli to the harbour, Chania
The stairs from the Kastelli to the harbour, Chania
The former Santa Maria de Miracoli Monastery, Chania
The former Santa Maria de Miracoli Monastery, Chania
The Kastelli wall made from ancient remainders, Chania
The Kastelli wall made from ancient remainders, Chania
The Kastelli wall of the original Venetian city of Chania
The Kastelli wall of the original Venetian city of Chania
 
Visit the area of the sight: Chania
Synonyms and related links Kanevaro :
Kanevaro street in Chania
Kanevaro Street in Chania
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