THE BYZANTINE WALL OF CHANIA
The city is fortified during the Byzantine era
The Byzantine Wall surrounds the hill of Kasteli, where the first inhabiting of the city is located. It was built in the 12th century and its outline is irregular with a longitudinal axle from East to West, where its two central gates were located.
The Wall consists of rectilinear parts, interrupted by small oblong or polygonal towers and it was built on top of ruins of an older fortification of the Hellenistic period. The wall is easily visible during a typical tour around the old city of Chania.
Municipal Unit: Chania
Address: Karaoli Dimitriou Street, Old City of Chania