Indeed, the most recognizable part of small, picrturesque town of Chania is the lighthouse.
But what is the story behind this unique architectural monument?
The story of the lighthouse starts a long ago, although its present form dates back since the Egyptian Occupation of Crete (in the early 19th century).
The original Venetian lighthouse was built from Venetians around the late 16th century to protect the harbour from the Turks. A chain could be connected from the base of the...