Venetian Shipyards
Venetian Shipyards
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Manchester, UK4,265 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
As many people have said, it probably isn’t worth making a special trip to see these shipyards. They aren’t in good condition and development has hampered them in a bad way.

Having said that though, they were still amazing to think of the history they have seen and we could view them from our balcony at the hotel. This city has been through so many different empires and these remnants fascinating.
Written September 16, 2020
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,784 contributions
Jan 2021
Easily visible from the castle, the remains of the old Venetian shipyards can be accessed closer when going along the streets adjacent to the harbour. Only part of 5 shipyards - out of 19 - survived. They consist of large elongated domed rooms.
Written August 25, 2021
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BabyEvaTravels
Oslo, Norway1,441 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Right next to the Venetian harbor you find the shipyards. It used to be 19 of them but only 5 are left. If gives you a feel of the size of the ships.

In it self I would not go to check out this site, but since it’s next to the harbor and only takes 5 minutes to check out. This is the reason for the 3 star review is
Written August 23, 2019
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
There were 19 of these shipyards built from the 15th to the 17th century, by the Venetians to service their merchant and naval vessels. Today, you see the (partial) remains of only 5 (4 Arsenali Vechi and 1 Arsenali Nuovi) - keep in mind that they were substantially bigger, but were chopped down in size when the road in front was constructed.
Most people will walk underneath the 4 Vechi on their way to the marina or shopping street. Pay attention to the boards that explain their historical significance.
Written July 25, 2019
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TomasGozdal
Prague, Czech Republic168 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Unbelievable structure built in order of Venetians in 16th - 17th century able to built, repair a store as in modern factory in sequence war ships, merchant ships. Due to the importance of Candia, such as major naval base of Venetians for the entire of eastern Mediterranean absolutely necessary. Capacity in 19 shipyards was around 50 galleys. Project of shipyards were built in three phases, unfortunately till today survive just parts. After reconstruction you can go inside under the 9 meter high vaults in all long about 50 metres lenght and imagine what it was like then. Also rest of the cistern as water tank for the city and surrounding villages. Amazing!!
Written February 2, 2018
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BarbieMegaTraveller
Sydney, Australia7,239 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
In Venetian times the harbour construction did not exist and they sailed their boats directly into the Shipyard holding bays. Today you can see up close the shipyards where these huge boats were stored and maintained (see pics), as well as walk across the harbour and see them exactly as the Venetians would have in their day, which is absolutely stunning (see pics).

I was in awe of this huge shipyard and it looks fantastic from a distance, where you can get a better idea at the sheer size of them. There is a great map at the harbour showing how it was during the Venetian times, so you can see how they functioned with their fleet and the difference in the modern build of the area you see today.
Written October 1, 2017
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,074 contributions
Jun 2022
We noticed the Venetian Shipyards whilst walking around the old harbour area of the city of Heraklion. We were on a one day stop in the city on a Sunday in June from our cruise ship and had been transferred into the city from the cruise terminal by coach.
Whilst enjoying the views over the harbour, we noticed some tall arched buildings across the way, looking almost Roman, and we were puzzled and to what these might be. A quick search on the internet revealed these to be the remains of Venetian Shipyards dating from the occupation of the island by this Italian city state.
Written July 24, 2022
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,663 contributions
Jul 2021
Maybe from the historical point of view the shipyards are amazing but they are nothing to look at today. You can see them from the harbour but they just look like small tunnels.
Written March 17, 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Sep 2021
You will notice them as you walk around the harbor. Only a few remain. Surprised they have not been converted into shops, or restaurants, or a small museum, as other Crete cities have done.
Written October 28, 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is the number 1 in Heraklion,maybe even before Knossos Palace. There are still being renovated.
Written September 15, 2019
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