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 shipbuilding which flourished in Chania in the 16th century.
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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.
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