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Pronounced Hania. A city on the sea. Inhabited for 10,000 years (Neolithic era, not to be confused with the mosaic era that took place at my mom and dad's house when they tiled a bathroom with garage sale remnants he'd purchased over the years). A walled city turned into a major hangout for artists, students and foreign tourists. A port town that's got a good European feel. Lots of shops, eateries and cafés. Our suite or 'sweet' apparently turns our to ...
... offering. Again, I can’t breath.
We have tea, some pastries, see the old olive press, grain mill and then the old tavern owner lady hops in the car with us to let us into the 800 year old orthodox church. We arrive with another taxi driver and couple. We see the church, Pantelis’s uncle’s grave and then the other taxi driver has to take the old lady tavern owner back and we somehow get this British couple in ...
This morning we woke up in Chania, Crete. We had been to Crete some years ago but were on the other side of the island. It was OK then but it was nothing to rave about. Today's experience was completely different. I doubt there is a more charming and beautiful place on earth. Chania overlooks the Aegean Sea against a stunning mountain backdrop. We had no tour planned for the day. So we just walked around and got lost in the ...
On Katherine's to do list from her 1976 trip to Europe after university was the hike down the Samaria Gorge. At 16 km, it is the longest gorge in Europe. It was a bridge too far then but not this time, 40 years later. This time we were staying in Hania which is the closest city to the Gorge. We booked a round trip bus from our hotel. Although the pickup time was earlier than a regular bus we were guaranteed ...
... ate a big lunch of grilled octopus, stuffed calamari, and a variety of Greek dips and bread, drank a bottle of Prosecco, and even had the town's best gelato as a treat to ourselves for making the hike to Oia (so much for burning off all of those calories). We did not torture ourselves to hike back to Fira, there was a public bus that took us :) We met dad & Lisa who had a relaxing day touring the island by boat and bus, and bragged to them all night about our hike!
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