Chania (City), Crete Island
absolutely charming,a slow tempo,proposes delightful strolls in its old quarters...
many buildings from venitian and turkish times...
in spite of intensive tourism,the city has kept fortunately its soul...
Make sure that you take a trip on the glass bottom boat. There are several of these in the small harbour and cost from £5-£10 per person. They are great fun and you get to sea plenty of swimming turtles, fish and they even take you to sea a downed Nazi plane that crashed down in the sea during WW2. ANd after that, the boat normally stops for 15 - 30 minutes letting people just to relax, or go for a dive in the crystal clear water.
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE OF THE BACK STREETS OF CHANIA,THEY ARE THE STREETS BEHIND THE MAIN WATERFRONT,AS CAN BE SEEN THEY ARE NARROW AND INTERMATE,GIVEING A FEELING OF CLOSENESS AND QUITE CHARM.
The little train leaves from just round the corner from naval museum. In May 2007 the trees and shrubs were in full bloom.
A small very interesting museaum near the Fortress in Chania, a part deals with WW11 on Crete, pictures of german invasion when many British and German troops were killed.
Beautiful town in the west part of Crete. People here are so kind. They help us a lot when we couldn`t find way out of the city.
Crete's second biggest city is a beautiful mixture of Venetian and Turkish houses. Spend some time and wander through the small streets!
I climbed to the top of a construction site which seems to be the highest point around the area. It's surprised to find that you can have a great view of the harbour and the quarter behind it.
The narrow and winding streets inside the Venetian quarter is lined with craft shops, hotels, restaurants and bars. All are lively and interesting, especially during nightime.
A very nice city with some historical venetian buildings and a nice seaport, It's maybe the nicest city in Crete. Take time to walk through the streets. It have small streets and curious places.