The Chandax enceinte consists of 7 imposing, sturdily built bastions connected by curtain walls. 

Most of the bastions took their names from neighbouring churches (St. Andrew, Pantocrator, Bethlehem, Jesus), while two were named after a Provedditor and an official active in contemporary Candia (Martinengo, Vitturi) and one after a physical feature of the surrounding area (Sampionara, meaning the "Sand" bastion).


Plan of the bastions at Chandax, 2004 (Antonis Katzourakis, Multimedia Lab)