Municipal Market of Chania

Municipal Market of Chania

The Municipal Market of Chania, locally known as Dimotiki Agora, is the huge building of 4,000 square meters on Hatzimichalis Giannaris, is one of the most important modern monuments of the city of Chania.

It was built in 1913 on the bastion Piatta Forma, in the middle of the walls of the Venetian period.

The project was realized by the local engineer K. Drandakis, based on the covered market of Marseille. It has the shape of a cross with four doors, one on each wing. It houses 76 shops arranged in groups in the four arms of the cross.

The official inauguration of the Municipal Market of Chania was made by the then Prime Minister of Greece Eleftherios Venizelos on 4th of December, in 1913, i.e. three days after the official ceremony of the Union of Crete with Greece.


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