The gate of the sand, an exit to the shore.

The rampart Sabbionara that still preserves its Turkish name “koum – kapi (Kum Kapisi = the Gate of the Sand), is located on the northeast corner of the Venetian walls and is completely constructed on the shoreline. On the front of the rampart, the circular Venetian emblem of the lion of Agios Marcos is still preserved. Its external side had been modified during the Turkish period and it remains the only preserved gate up to this day.
The old harbor of Chania has preserved its character and historic footprints since it is occupied solely by small sized fishing boats, because of shallow waters.

Address: Epimenidou side road, Old City of Chania.