Saturday, September 6, 2014

CHANIA IN CRETE


We arrived at Chania at 8:30 am after 3 hours of flight (we took off at 12am) and 3 hours of coach from Heraklio. We had breakfast near our hotel and, gently, at 10:30 am the hotel gave us the room. We rested a bit in our room before heading to the beach. Beside the hotel we took a bus to the beach of Agios Apostoli, recommended by the hotel receptionist. The beach was quiet and with clear water.


In Chania we visited:





  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)



  • Beach of Agios Apostoli




    Agios Apostoli beach in Chania
    Clear water of Agios Apostoli beach in Chania


    Agios Apostoli beach in Chania
    Agios Apostoli was the first beach we enjoyed in The Greek Islands


    Agios Apostoli beach in Chania
    Umbrellas on the beach of Agios Apostoli in Chania



    In the afternoon we strolled leisurely through the Venetian Port, the area of the fortress and the Jewish Quarter.


    Venetian Port


    Venetian Port of Chania
    Typical colourful houses in the Venetian Port of Chania


    Venetian Port in Chania
    View of the other side of the Venetian Port in Chania



    Lighthouse and Mosque Yali Tzami in the Venetian Port of Chania
    The Lighthouse and the Mosque Yali Tzami are two of the characteristic elements in the Venetian Port of Chania



    Mosque Yali Tzami in Chania
    Mosque Yali Tzami in Chania is one of the most important memories of the Otoman Empire in Chania


    Mosque Yali Tzami in Chania
    A closer view of the Mosque Yali Tzami in Chania



    Lighthouse of the Venetian Port in Chania
    Lighthouse of the Venetian Port in Chania


    Fortress in the Venetian Port of Chania
    Fortress in the Venetian port of Chania



    Mosque Yali Tzami in Chania
    Mosque Yali Tzami in Chania from another point of the Venetian Harbour


    Jewish Quarter



    Theotokopoulou street in the Jewish Quarter of Chania
    Theotokopoulou street in the Jewish Quarter is one of the most beuatiful streets in the old town of Chania


    Jewish Quarter of Chania in Crete
    Another street in the Jewish Quarter of Chania in Crete


    We had dinner at a restaurant in the Turkish quarter near the promenade. After dinner we came back to our hotel walking through the Turkish quarter, which is very lively.



    Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)



    Restaurant in the Turquish District of Chania
    Restaurant in the Turquish District of Chania where we had dinner the first day of this trip


    Our first impression of Chania was fantastic. Besides the port area, the Turkish and Jewish quarters are really lively and pleasant to stroll.



    This was our trip route from Crete and the Greek Islands to Athens:


    Day 1 - Crete: Chania

    • Beach of Agios Apostoli
    • Venetian Port
    • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
    • Jewish Quarter


    Day 2 - Crete




    Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

    • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
    • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
    • Fortress of Rethymnon
    • Venetian Port of Heraklion


    Day 4 - Crete




    Day 5 - Santorini

    • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
    • Sunset in Oia


    Day 6 - Santorini




    Day 7 - Santorini



    Day 8 - Mykonos

    • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
    • Mykonos Town
    • Windmills and Little Venice


    Day 9 - Mykonos

    • Delos Island
    • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
    • Beach of Agios Ioannis
    • Little Venice


    Day 10 - Mykonos



    Day 11 - Mykonos Town



    Day 12 - Athens

    • Acropolis
    • Ancient Agora
    • Hadrian's Library
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Panathenaic Stadium
    • Monastiraki District

    Day 13 - Athens


    • Roman Agora
    • Plaka District


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