During this half-day private tour of Chania Old Town, you will get to discover a bit more about its Venetian harbor, the historical city Centre with the narrow street and the Market – the first idea of Super Market that has been launched by Eleftherios Venizelos in 1913.
Agora (Market) is one of the town’s landmarks. The cross-shaped market is prominent on the main east-west street of Chania and dates from the beginning of the century (it was built in 1911-1913). Chania Lighthouse, the jewel of the city, is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world! A major attraction in the old port of Chania especially at night when it is lit up.
The tower is 21m high and is built on a stone base, located at the end of the old harbor’s pier opposite to the fortress of Firkas. Visitors are not allowed to enter the tower.
Chania Lighthouse was first constructed by the Venetians around 1595-1600 and took its final form of the shape of a minaret during the Egyptian period around 1839.