Eastern Aegean Architecture

Eastern Aegean architecture

Information about the Architecture of Eastern Aegean islands, in Greece but also information about architecture in many islands of the group: The Eastern Aegean islands combine the green magical scenery and the traditional Greek architecture. Being far from Archipelagos and far from the rest of its neighboring islands, each one has developed its own architectural style and culture.

The island complex consists of some of the largest islands in Greece and occupies a great part of the country. Each island keeps up with important Greek historical events and constitute a living monument that reflects the tradition and cultural wealth. The historical heritage of the Eastern Aegean islands is lost in the depths of time, as a result their archaeological richness impresses all visitors, as well as the monumental architecture of the Byzantine and the modern times. The plethora of medieval castles which are an integral part of the islands history add a unique charm through their imposing medieval atmosphere and glorious appearance.

Of high interest are the old oil houses which are characteristic examples of the Eastern Aegean architecture during the early industrial period. Many of those buildings have been restored while others belong to the neoclassical period. The eastern Aegean islands constitute a living monument reflecting their long history and their indelible culture which is lost in the depths of times. When talking about the Eastern Aegean islands it is worth refering on the medieval beauty of Chios island, the beautiful architecture of Lesvos island, the unique atmosphere of Samos island and the unspoiled beauty from the less known islands of Fourni and Thassos.

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The Old Town.
Chania harbor's crystal clear water and underlying rocks lead the eye to the historic Turkish mosque of the Janissaries, built in 1645 and the oldest Ottoman building in Crete.
The Minaret of Achmet Aga in Hatzimichaly Daliani Street Chania Crete adds some old world color to a quiet morning coffee.
Classic balcony railing in the Old Town area of Chania.
Chania harbor's historic Turkish mosque of the Janissaries, built in 1645 and the oldest Ottoman building in Crete serves as a favorite meeting spot.