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Three Friends Walk the Venetian Pipes of Chania (Photos)

The citizens of Chania, on the island of Crete, were astonished this morning to learn that there is an underground network pipeline dating from the Venetian times which connects the center of town with the eastern district of Koum...

September 26, 1687: When the Venetians Bombarded the Parthenon

During the Ottoman rule in Greece, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Parthenon was converted to a mosque, and the Erechtheion functioned as a harem. In 1683, the Ottoman Empire was advancing in Europe trying to conquer as...

Chania Lighthouse Among Most Famous Worldwide

Lighthouses exist since ancient times when they would guide boats in the darkness, helping avoid shallow waters and rocky shores. The light worked as a beacon that allowed seamen to locate land. The lighthouse in Chania harbor, Crete, which was...

Impressive Representation of Parga's Naval Combat

Parga once again honored its past. Following the representation of the Pargians' escape on August 15, on September 1, there was another representation which attracted all the people of Epirus. The representation was about the most frightful pirate Kheir el-din...