The dockyards started being manufactured in the early 16th century in the harbor of Chania to because of the ever growing needs of Venice ships to be repaired. In the years of Ottoman occupation, there were converted mainly in military warehouses. Today only seven survived, the Great Arsenal in the west, and from the dockyards of Moro are saved two, now hosting various private and public activities.

SOURCE: CHANIA MUNICIPALITY LIBRARY

The Venetian Dockyards