Venetian Shipyards (Arsenals) in Chania: One of the most enduring landmarks in Chania is the 16th century Venetian shipyards. It is known for its historical vaulted buildings. The buildings of this area were purposely constructed for ship building which flourished in Chania in the 16th century.
The Venetian shipyards are located to the right of the Chania harbor and you can still find the fishing vessels that are anchored here. Out of a total of 17 shipyards here in Chania, there are 7 which are still operational and have been custom designed to meet the contemporary needs of shipbuilding and repairs.