Travel Blogs from Chania, Greece

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Hania, Hania, Greece travel blog

Hania

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Back to civilization - Crete style, Chania, Greece travel blog

Back to civilization - Crete style

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) (S) When he says civilization, he means it. Chania (Hania) is a Venetian city and beautiful. Our campground is fine (definitely not camping No Problem, but there seem to be less German/American vs. English fist fights in the middle of the night AND ...

Girls Lunch, Chania, Greece travel blog

Girls Lunch

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... about how glad she was to have been encouraged to study abroad. Blink Blink said she had always felt a special call to Greece, and then this opportunity came along that fit perfectly with her communication major. We all started crying, moved to ...

Leaving Chania Harbor, Chania, Greece travel blog

Leaving Chania Harbor

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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I am at a loss for words to describe the exhilaration of the boat ride. The harbor was beautiful as we pulled away and rounded the lighthouse. We passed a rocky outcropping where a special herd of endangered goats were the only ones inhabiting the ...

Snorkeling, Chania, Greece travel blog

Snorkeling

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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The wind caressed our faces as the boat chugged out into the Bay of Crete. Our first stop was the site of an underwater German plane that crashed during World War II. The students put on snorkel gear and swam out to look at the wreckage. When they ...

ELIMINATE THE OIKOYENEIA, Xania, Greece travel blog

ELIMINATE THE OIKOYENEIA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... , and we will stop exploiting the less fortunate. The world will care for us, and we for the world. ... More on all this, and more on Greece to come ... - peace, Modern Oddyseus Much thanks to friend Costas for the place to sleep in ...

Beautiful Tylissos, Chania, Greece travel blog

Beautiful Tylissos

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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The route to our next site, Tylissos (till-ISS-ohs), was a gorgeous drive up through the vineyards of Cretan hill country. This is the first location where the surrounding scenery was so beautiful it was difficult to train our eyes on the ancient ...

SQUATTING WITH ANARCHISTS, Xania, Greece travel blog

SQUATTING WITH ANARCHISTS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... wasn't going well. I wasn't writing. I couldn't grow a cool, bushy moustache like Babis. I considered leaving Crete and Greece altogether. Before I made my decision, an English girl named Sam came to stay at the squat for a night. Sam lived in a ...

George the Buckled-In Bear, Chania, Greece travel blog

George the Buckled-In Bear

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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Our thoughts turned to the end of the excursion and going back to Athens, and we concluded we could not bear to leave Crete. On the bus ride that took us from the hotel to the ferry, students Papia and Bellingham made up a funny song about the trip to ...

My Dinner, Chania, Greece travel blog

My Dinner

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... and Delphi. Many of the students left dinner and proceeded to the clubs, where the Chanians were more than happy to dance well before 3AM. I, on the other hand, walked along the stunning Chania harbor with Basil looking at the shops and the ...

Morning in Chania, Chania, Greece travel blog

Morning in Chania

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... all twirling and clacking their new strings of beads. If you're reading this blog for vacation ideas, allow me to recommend Chania. I can just imagine walking along the harbor with Bear, stopping in all the shops, lazing on the beach, fattening on ...

Archaeologist in Action, Chania, Greece travel blog

Archaeologist in Action

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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On the walk from the hotel to the Archaeological Museum of Chania, we passed three different sites of archaeological digs situated between regular houses in residential areas. The owner of a house would decide to demolish it, and underneath they found ...

Octopus Sarcophagus, Chania, Greece travel blog

Octopus Sarcophagus

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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The Archaeological Museum of Chania is located in an old Christian basilica. We walked around looking at the pottery, sculptures, jewelry, and mosaics, in addition to the beautiful architecture of the building itself. Indy told us about another ...

Pristine Beach, Chania, Greece travel blog

Pristine Beach

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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The second time the boat stopped, we were facing a tiny island now uninhabited, but with a beach unusually clean and empty. This time I got in the water. I swam out with the students from the boat to the beach. I've never been submerged in salt water ...

Dinner Crepes, Chania, Greece travel blog

Dinner Crepes

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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With salt in our hair and sitting on damp swimsuits, we went back to the same taverna on the waterfront to reclaim our discount for dinner. This time, I had a savory crepe filled with grilled vegetables and cheese (I shared the second veggie crepe with ...

MY INDIVIDUAL DREAMS, Xania, Greece travel blog

MY INDIVIDUAL DREAMS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... (soccer) kicks and had a creative slam-dunk contest into an intertube. -- All right, now we're finally starting to talk about Greece! ... but, this is the end of the story? That was ALL interjection! huh? who's writing this, anyway? ahwkk, bye! ...

AN INTERN FOR EPI?, Xania, Greece travel blog

AN INTERN FOR EPI?

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... time we hung out was really nice; we met at a bar. I drank wine, and she had a beer called "Mythos." (Everything in Greece is called, "Mythos.") It was one of those situations where we were just laughing and smiling and feeling good the whole easy time. ...

Seeing Crete with the Locals, Chania, Greece travel blog

Seeing Crete with the Locals

A travel blog entry by dellek

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... are staying with a Greek girl named Marya, who we met while traveling here in Crete. She invited us to share her apartment here in Chania, and she has been showing us around town to some of her favorite places. She took us for lunch at a local café where ...

Food, Food, and More Food, Chania, Greece travel blog

Food, Food, and More Food

A travel blog entry by lydia157

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June 20, 2012 Due to there being no class this week, I was able to go to Terra Creta Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Also, Fotis is not here this week, so it has been Manolis and Kostas picking me up in the morning. And this morning ...

Exploration, Chania, Greece travel blog

Exploration

A travel blog entry by lydia157

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... ' specialty that Greeks are known for. Anyway, this cafe offers free wi-fi and makes one of the best Frappe's I have had in Greece, so naturally I have become a regular.   As in every city and town in Greece, there are many many churches here in ...

Goats and Lobster, Kolimbári, Greece travel blog

Goats and Lobster

A travel blog entry by lydia157

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... ’ offices and not a single one of them was open. Typical Greece right? We ended up at a private clinic (very rare for Greece), and were able to get one doctor to look at my hand. He deemed it inflamed, not infected, and told me to put ...

October 17, 2013, Chania, Greece travel blog

October 17, 2013

A travel blog entry by hannabrowne

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... had it in a wrap, all dressed! It even had French fries in it. We spent the rest of the day walking all throughout downtown Chania. We did some shopping, picked up some gifts, and I picked up the rest of the things for my trip. We had dinner with Effie ...

Athens to Crete, Chania, Greece travel blog

Athens to Crete

A travel blog entry by 3bybike

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... are pockets of loveliness scattered all over the place. The apartment we rented was in a neighborhood called Illuopoli (almost everything in Greece is difficult or impossible to pronounce) and was quite nice. Not fancy by a long shot but not run down ...

Chania... Now this is how you holiday, Chania, Greece travel blog

Chania... Now this is how you holiday

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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Our first encounter with Chania is to get completely lost in the maze of streets that is the new town (in our defense I quote sleep deprivation, park benches are not that comfy). So we have no chance whatsoever in the old town where metre wide streets ...

Cameras and Mourning, Chania, Greece travel blog

Cameras and Mourning

A travel blog entry by lydia157

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June 23, 2012 Yesterday I slept in after a very active Saturday. I then stretched out and went about my day. By ‘went about my day’, I mean I lamented the loss of my camera, wallowed in my feta and olive oil, and then did ...

Baklava+Backpack=Big Mess., Hania, Crete, Greece travel blog

Baklava+Backpack=Big Mess.

A travel blog entry by strawberryk

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Arriving at the port is chaotic, you come out of the metro and theres the harbor with massive ships docked and lots of them.  A big electronic sign tells you which gate to go to. The boats are so far apart you have to get on a bus to take you ...

Safe harbor, Chania, Greece travel blog

Safe harbor

A travel blog entry by peyton

... plane. Very surreal sitting in an empty aircraft with the flight attendants. Soon the bus arrives, the plane fills and we land in Chania around 6.30. 15 hours later than I'd planned. Crete is around 200 km from Athens and it's been a 20-hour voyage. ...

Tools and Tours, Chania, Greece travel blog

Tools and Tours

A travel blog entry by lydia157

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July 25, 2012 Yesterday, the other Katerina from accounting drove me home. We had to stop and pick up her insurance book from a friend in Agios Apostoli. So, after we picked up her book, she decided to give me a driving tour around the area's beaches. ...

One Night at The Doge Hotel, Chania, Greece travel blog

One Night at The Doge Hotel

A travel blog entry by peyton

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Arriving in Chania near dawn as I did yesterday, I missed a few of the nightlife and the appointments of my room. Both worth a few words here after my first night. The Doge (or Dodgy, as I prefer to think of it now) is one of many old Venetian houses ...

Cake and Candles, Falasarna, Greece travel blog

Cake and Candles

A travel blog entry by lydia157

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July 14, 2012 After my Greek lesson this morning and some lunch, I was picked up by Fotis, his wife Maria, and son Nassos for another day at the beach. Today is Fotis’s 34th birthday, so he organized a day at his favorite beach, ...

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