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PHOTOS | Municipal Market of Chania will be closed for the next two years

An iconic building of Chania will be closed for the next two years, due to restoration works.

The Municipal Market of Chania, in operations since 1913, will be “restored” over the next two years and today all vendors closed their shops. 

The Municipal Market of Chania, the large building of 4000 square meters in the center of Chania is the “heart” of the city. Its foundation works started on August 14, 1911, on the same spot where once stood the main rampart of the fortification during the Venetian period. The building was completed during the second half of 1913.

The official opening ceremony was led by the Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos, three days after the unification of Crete with Greece, on December 4, 1913. The Municipal Market is cross shaped and has four entrances, one in each ward.

Today the Municipal Market houses many small shops that sell local products and souvenirs. The Municipal Market constitutes an architectural jewel for Chania and is one of the most impressive markets in the Balkans.

One Comment

  1. Mike Earl Mike Earl January 13, 2022

    I shall miss visiting the market. I have been visiting since 1993, though I haven’t visited since 2019 due to to COVID restrictions but was hoping to get back in 2022. I have regretted the fact that the market became more tourist oriented toward the end with fewer local traders. I do hope that the renovated market doesn’t become entirely a tourist trap.

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