For sunrise, we went back to the harbour. This lighthouse was built by the Egyptians around 1830, when the Turks handed Crete to the Egyptians. In 1864, the lighthouse came under the supervision of the French Lighthouse Company. The lighthouse is no longer working.
Laurie and I noticed that people were still in the bars at this early hour.
A beautiful scene before the city woke up and the night crowd went home.
We walked around the old town and watched the sun come up.
Around 6.30 we walked back to the hotel to get breakfast before heading out again.
After breakfast we went to see the Fortezza Fortress. This was a view of the city that we came across from the fortress.
The fortress was built by the Venetians in the 16th century in order to defend against Ottoman invasions. By the early 20th century, many houses were built within the citadel. They were later demolished during World War 2 leaving only a few historic buildings within the Fortezza. The structure above is the Sultan Ibrahim Khan Mosque.
Restoration was started in the 1990's.
Inside one of the buildings.
Jane photographing inside the building.
From the fortress, there was a great view of the chrystal clear waters.
One last look at this interesting mosque and tree before heading out.