The Chania Municipal Market
The Chania Municipal Market is located at the centre of Chania, in the heart of the city, where the main bastion of the fortifications stood during the Venetian occupation.
Up to the late 19th century this was the edge of the city. There was the "farmers' street market", where villagers brought their goods for sale. The Municipal Market was opened by Eleftherios Venizelos, in 1913.
It is in the shape of a cross and has four doors, one to each arm. The market has 76 shops, including butchers' shops, fishmongers', general stores, a chemist's, etc. It's an architectural jewel of Chania and one of the most impressively covered markets in the Balkans.
The opening hours are from Monday to Saturday, 08:00-20:00.