Porta Chanion

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The Venetian walls of Heraklion are an excellent example and one of the best preserved monuments in the Mediterranean basin, concerning the fortification architecture of the 16th century A.D.

Starting from the western end of the city Walls you will see seven heart shaped bastions (forts) and four impressive city gates (portals). The four gates are Pantokrator or Chania Gate, the reconstructed Bethlehem, the Jesus Gate or more often called New Gate and the Gate of St. George on the Freedom Square in the centre of Heraklion nowadays.

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  • Uploaded on May 10, 2007
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    by Joli Harsányi
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
    • Taken on 2005/05/28 12:55:37
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/180)
    • Focal Length: 9.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash