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Topanas and Evraiki in Chania

A narrow street in the old town of Chania
A narrow street in the old town of Chania
This area of the city close to the Firkas is known as Topanas, because the Turks had their cannons (topia) here, and further east, Evraiki (Jewish Quarter). The area is a maze of narrow streets and alleys filled with Venetian houses that are currently lived in and others that have been renovated for use as unusual tavernas or shops. It is well-worth exploring the shops and the tavernas here as the goods and food are generally different from and of a higher quality than those found on the harbour quay.
Odos Theotokopoulou has many interesting souvenir shops, some with articles of local production. Still near the beginning of Theotokopoulou, turn down to a small street, Parodos Theotokopoulou 1, and head down towards the port. You will come to a renovated Venetian home, now the Amphora Hotel. Turn right, up Odos Theofanous, past the Casa Delfino, another Venetian home, and the Hotel Porto Colombo on to Odos Moshon.
On Odos Zambeliou you will see many remains of Venetian architecture. Odos Zambeliou and Odos Douka you will pass the remains of a Turkish bath (closed). Continue to 43 - 45 Odos Zambeliou; you will see the facade of a Venetian nobleman's home with an inscription and crest near the top of the facade. At the end of Zambeliou you will again be at the bottom of Odos Halidon near the Platia Sindrivaniou.

Photos of Topanas and Evraiki in Chania:


The Turkish Hamum on  Odos Zambeliou, Chania
The Turkish Hamum on Odos Zambeliou, Chania
Odos Theotokopolou, Chania
Odos Theotokopolou, Chania
The Old Town of Chania
The Old Town of Chania
A street with many remains of the Venetian era, Chania
A street with many remains of the Venetian era, Chania
Venetian remains in Chania
Venetian remains in Chania
Venetian buildings in the old town of Chania
Venetian buildings in the old town of Chania
The old town of Chania
The old town of Chania
A narrow street in the old town of Chania
A narrow street in the old town of Chania
 
Visit the area of the sight: Chania
Synonyms and related links Platia Sindrivaniou :
Sandrivani Square, Chania
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