The Chania "Leather Street"

Sandals and boots in a shop of the Leather Street

'Leather Street' also called 'Leather Lane' or 'Stivanadika' (after 'stivania' which is what the tall Cretan boots are called) is a small street (officially its name is Skrydlof Street) where shoemakers used to have their workshops in Chania. Of course nowadays almost no one makes shoes or boots by hand so the old workshops have been essentially turned into shops selling leather goods that are manufactured elsewhere (some still made in Chania though).

In the tourist season it is a very busy street as all organized day trips to Chania seem to include a walk through it. There is a lot of junk but you can find also good bargains (and good quality) leather goods (purses, bags, sandals) so it is still worth braving the crowds to have a look at it.

 

  • 'Leather Street' in Chania
  • 'Leather Street' in Chania
  • 'Leather Street' in Chania
  • 'Leather Street' in Chania
  • 'Leather Street' in Chania
  • Traditional 'stivania' Cretan leather boots

 

 

Location map of 'Leather lane'

 

 

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