Three Friends Walk the Venetian Pipes of Chania (Photos)



    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)

    The citizens of Chania, on the island of Crete, were astonished this morning to learn that there is an underground network pipeline dating from the Venetian times which connects the center of town with the eastern district of Koum Kapi.

    Venetian pipeline, Chania (Courtesy of Zarpa News).

    The following unique pictures show how three local citizens walked along the underground tunnels built by the Venetians, departing from the bus station, right in front of the Municipal Market, and heading towards the sea in order to reach the former quarter of the tanneries, Koum Kapi.

    (Courtesy of Zarpa News).
    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)

    Pavlos Bouzakis, a photographer and also a worker at the Water Company DEYAH kept an account of the trail. He explained that, together with two colleagues, they followed the mixed network that the Venetians used for rain as well as for unclean waters and that the road leads them to the seaside area of Koum Kapi. The underground exploration was possible thanks to the permit granted by the General Director of DEYAH as well as all the employees working at Chania’s sewer network.

    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)
    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)
    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)
    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)
    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)
    Chania, Venetian Pipes (courtesy of Zarpa News)