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Janissaries Mosque

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Published 03/09/2017

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Kastelli hill creates a backdrop to the Janissaries Mosque, the oldest Ottoman building in Crete, built at the water's edge when Turks captured the town in 1645 after a two-month siege. You can enter the building only when the town uses it to host temporary art and trade exhibitions, but the presence of the domed structure at the edge of the shimmering sea lends Chania part of its exotic aura.

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Chania, Crete, 73100, Greece

Published 03/09/2017


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