A project of enormous importance in revealing the Venetian walls of Chania and West joined the moat to be financed with EUR 750,000 ESPA. With this project completed the restoration of the bastion of San Salvatore (which was the Hotel Xenia) and fully restored western ditch and will consolidate all along and up the street Skalidi, while the section of road that passes Meletiou Piga the ditch will be replaced by a wooden footbridge!. This project, in conjunction with the redevelopment project Pireos already tendered by the municipality of Chania, is both to protect and highlight the Venetian fortifications and the other will emerge and the west side of the old city limits to the district of New Country and visitors will be able to walk and admire other monuments beyond that in the old town of Chania.
The order was signed a few days ago by GG Lina's yp.Politismou Mendoni entitled "Integration of the Act Restoration Northwest Division Venetian fortifications of Hania (rampart rampart San Salvatore and Santa Caterina) and integration of Western ditch" in IIS code 305627, the Operational Programme "Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship 2007-2013. The total project budget (including VAT) is set at 735,000 euros and the time for project completion in 25 months.
As stated by the head of 28 Byzantine Antiquities "is the second phase of emergence of the bastion of San Salvador and rampart of St. Catherine and the first phase of emergence of the West ditch by the road Skalidi, which includes the removal of part of the road Meletiou Piga which will be replaced with a footbridge. Already in the works designed by the municipality for street Piraeus there are credits for the footbridge on the formation of the embankment where there are some illegal buildings and the restoration of the small building of the Russian barracks. I suppose at some point the city will have to follow up the rehabilitation of the road to Piraeus Street Skalidi where he will become the western pit. This project highlights a total of fortifications on the Western Front is an extensive and monumental space available in town. "
Meanwhile k.Andrianakis notes that "this is the first of the projects included in the NSRF for the emergence of the fortifications as a sum total of the order of 4,000,000 euros is now awaiting the next decision to join and the Byzantine walls.
The decision to join
More on the decision to join the ECAC restoration of the western Venetian fortifications on the key projects listed under the following:
"The San Salvatore Bastion located on the north west corner of the Venetian fortifications, which took its name from the church and monastery of San Salvatore, which is preserved in the region. Above the bastion is the namesake quadrangular rampart covered with the Firkas the area of the sea and a portion of the west side of the fortifications. To February 2007 work began on the San Salvatore Bastion cortina and the western part of the fortifications. In the first phase restored the southwest bastion in front of the first phase of replacing the damaged stones with stones of similar composition (Amoudara). The second phase will complete work on the North Side and Low Square as well as the rampart Santa Caterina .....
The second subproject the soil displacement section of the west ditch and will include fencing the area along the route Piraeus, general cleaning, cutting of existing trees, xempazomata about 25,000 m3 of soil to a depth of about 7.00m, the park's paved road the disposal of construction waste and general smoothing of the soil. Also under
action will become the general soil displacement of square bastion SAN SALVATORE and square rampart SANTA CATERINA.
3.1 Complete the surgery on Rampart SAN SALVATORE including the rehabilitation and completion surfaces of western and northern part of the Venetian walls, additions with new stones and mortar sperone the western and northern part of the wall and the paving of the square and low access through the tunnel into the pit. 3.2 Completion of the rehabilitation work of the rampart SANTA CATERINA, including the rehabilitation of the north, west and east PARAPETO, mounting and restoration of the cannon and the restoration of the western, southern and eastern part of the wall
rampart. 3.4 will be delivered to the restoration of the Bastion Square, and information signs will be installed.
During the project implementation will be undertaken by the Office of the definitive study of fortifications surrounding area and shape of the West pit. The study will include:
• The general lighting of the monument (and rampart Rampart) and trench
• The planting of low shrubs and grass in the ditch along the construction corridor along the promenade for public use
• Information update on a floor board with historical data for both the construction and for the siege of the walls. These will be placed on three points, a new sidewalk in the street Piraeus overlooking the walls (above buttress) and a bastion in a rampart.
• The design of the wooden footbridge to replace the repealed in its current operation, I went Meletiou way to bridge the ditch. "