Tabakaria as a district of the leather processing industry was developed in the eastern rocky area of Chania, away from the city walls, before the middle of the 19th century. The first facility was created along the seaside of Vivilaki street and later (after 1920) the facilities expanded to the east (Agia Kyriaki). Today, some of the tanneries have been abandoned, others have changed use and some of them continue their operations. The only element which remained unaltered through time was their architecture. The unique aesthetics of the region and its geographical location creates very interesting ideas for development proposals.
September 7, 2016