Chania Old Town is built amphitheatrically around the old Venetian port. The most famous neighborhoods of Old Town are Topanas, Evraiki (Jewish), Sindrivani (Fountain), Plaza and Kastelli. The area has a unique architecture as the buildings are preserved since Venetian, Ottoman years. The Old Town is known for its picturesque alleys and streets.
During the period of Ottoman occupation, Christians used to live in the western part of the city mainly in Theotokopoulou Street. Their neighborhood was called “Top Hane” because of the existence of the Venetian ammunition depot. Nowadays the area is called Topanas.