About Chania's Picturesque LighthouseAt the entrance into the Chania port from the sea, there is a beautiful lighthouse that lights up the dark hours, and signals to captains the port's location.
The Chania Venetian Lighthouse was built towards the end of the 16th century by the Empire of Venice to protect the port. A strip of land connects the lighthouse and closes the entrance into the port.
The lighthouse, located at the tip of the long harbor, is worth the walk. During the Ottoman Empire's rule the lighthouse was neglected and crumbled. Later on it was renovated in restoration activities, and a steeple was added, and the well-known winged-lion was removed.
The lighthouse's renovation was completed when Chania was populated with an Egyptian unit, put there by the Ottoman Sultan to assist with the Crete rebellion. This is why the lighthouse is now nicknamed, "The Egyptian."