Chania lighthouse

As I told you in my previous photo, I was at Chania for two days last week. I spent my whole Friday morning strolling around the old harbor and whereabouts, snapping pictures, enjoying the last rays of sunlight before the weather turned really bad and the snow storms hit Crete (during Sunday and Monday)...


During the next few days, I'll show you some of the photos I captured, starting with the obligatory lighthouse photo. This beautiful (to my eyes at least) structure adorns the entrance to the old port of Chania and unsurprisingly enough it features in at least a dozen different photos I captured that day. I guess I got carried away and kept snapping at it, from different distances and angles, so expect to see more of it within the next few days :-)


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  • Dorine van den Berg 7y

  • MarcelGermain 7y

    Beautiful shot, nicely composed. I'll be visiting Chania soon, so I love to see photos taken there! =)

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  • ~~Okeania~~ 7y

    Ο φαρος ειναι ενα απο τα στολιδια της πολης! Εχω να παω χρονια κι εκει.Εισαι τυχερος Σταυρο που μενεις στη μεση και μπορεις να πηγαινεις ποτε δεξια ,ποτε αριστερα.

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  • stephmel 7y

    Wonderful capture! Lovely building and atmosphere.
  • Tom McC. 7y

    Beautiful lighthouse and you caught in a very flattering light -- great shot!
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  • Greg Miles 7y

    It is a Lighthouse with a lot of character. I can understand your lens lingering on this. Do you know the history of it?
  • Karolina Dominish 7y

    Chania Lighthouse : The Chania Lighthouse is ideally located at the extreme end of the pier to the northwestern coast of Crete.

    This magnificent lighthouse has undergone thorough renovation. It was first built by the Venetians and is conspicuous by its cylindrical shape. The present one owes its origins to the Egyptians who built upon the original base that the Venetians left behind. The lighthouse is made of stone blocks.

    The exact date of its establishment is believed to be 1570. Although the lighthouse is no longer operational, it is still much preferred by the tourists who come to see this magnificent structure because of its historical importance. Only the grounds are open to the public. Entry inside the lighthouse is prohibited.
    It took a number of years to renovate the lighthouse.

    In fact the entire process of renovation was completed as recently as 2006. As of today, it looks as good as new. The lighthouse makes for an awesome sight especially when it is lit up at night. The spotlights start emitting light once darkness envelops the city of Chania and from a distance, it makes for a truly kaleidoscopic vignette.

    Since the lighthouse was remodeled by the Egyptians during their occupation of the island from 1821 to 1841, it has a distinct Egyptian touch notably the minaret like shape and the elegant steps that lead to the balcony and the glass tower.

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  • Penny East 7y

    Great shot!!

    Thanks for your visit!

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    Wonderful Greece!
    Wonderful shot!

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  • Εύα 7y

    I treasure wonderful memories from Chania old city...
    A great picture my dear !
  • Marlene Thoms 7y

    What a beautiful place and photo!

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  • Jennifer Whiteford 7y

    nice !
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  • Danix233... away for Holidays!!! 5y

    Όμορφη δουλειά!
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Taken on February 15, 2008
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