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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 ...
... the beverages… First was Tsikoudia- a Greek equivalent to aquavit, grappa, pick your poison. His first glass he poured and then threw it over the balcony. We weren’t sure if this was a tradition. Turns out he didn’t like the looks of the first one. Now we have to sip this???? Holy Schniza! This stuff is brutal. He then serves us the family’s homemade wine, Romeiko, equally as powerful. Both could be used a jet ...
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 ...
... to work for our views. The paths were challenging with lots of stairs and large rough rocks. We were glad that we rented walking sticks from our guide. It was great to have them and not have to carry them on our entire trip. They certainly helped with my balance on the boulders and across the rocks in the river. We certainly needed to concentrate nowhere we were walking especially as we crossed the river ...
... after they restored it between 1830 and 1840 but this version of it was built by the Venetians. Dinner was close by at Chrisostomos which specializes in baked meat. The place was packed and we were glad we had the hotel make a reservation for us.
There is a good days worth of walking around the old town which we did taking in the castle, the waterfront, the Mycenaean archeological dig and just absorbing the Greek feel of the town ...