Λίγα λόγια για τη Χώρα, από την Ελένη Χάρου.
Written by Helen Charou
In architecture of the country, there are Venetian elements with foses, the skalateres, their balconies-taratsakia, but there are also influences from Crete and the Aegean Sea.
The old city was the Fortezza over the castle and the Closed Vourgo, below the castle, with an external kastrotoicho that ended up in the walls of the fortress. Today, the old town is a medieval village with 18 churches, 4 in Fortezza and 14 in Closed Vourgo. The temples of Vourgo, can be dated, according to their paintings, from the 15th century. perhaps earlier.
Slowly, the settlement spread outside the walls at the Open Vourgo and created districts with beautiful temples, 17th century. One of these districts are sfakianes, inhabited by Cretans, after the fall of Candia (Chania) from the Turks in 1669.