The Janissaries Mosque, Chania harbour - 7th April 2008
The Janissaries Mosque, Chania harbour
The Kucjk Hassan Mosque (or Mosque of the Janissaries) is the oldest Ottoman building in Crete. It was erected in 1645 when the Turks captured Chania. The minaret was destroyed during the bombings of World War II. The building stopped functioning as a mosque in 1923. Currently it is used sporadically for exhibitions.