A memorial gate as an entry to a Venetian palazzo.

One of the most significant constructions of the Venetian Period, is the Entrance of the Renier Mansion. It is a palace (Palazzo) of the homonym Venetian-Cretan family owning a small family chapel of Agios Nikolaos along with an impressive gate with the Latin sign and the blazon of the family.

Most of the main building is still preserved with some alterations. Over the arched gate of the entrance, the inscription is still well preserved: “MULTA TULIT, FECITQUE AT STUDUIT DULCES/PATER, SUDAVIT ET ALSIT SEMPER REQUIES CERENAT, MDC VIII. IDI B. IAN” (“Many things he brought, done and studied, the sweet father, who worked hard. May he rest in peace 1608”).`

Municipal Unit: Chania
Address: Moshon Street (Akti Kountourioti Side Street), Old City of Chania