National Geographic : 1929 Feb
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE CANEA'S WHITE MINARETS ARE SLIM SPECTERS OF DEPARTED DAYS A long period of occupation by the Moslems imparted to the Cretan capital a distinctly oriental aspect. The limestone crests of the White Mountains rise behind the city. ~) INational Geographic Society Autochromes by Maynard Owen Williams THE LION OF SAINT MARK LEFT A LASTING IMPRESS HERE The Venetians came into possession of Crete in 1204 and held it for more than four centuries. They proved harsh masters, taxing the people heavily, but during their regime the island was well fortified and comparatively secure from attack. Some of the old walls and harbor moles are still standing at Candia.