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Liménas Chaníon

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  • Day3

    Chania

    August 15, 2016 in Greece

    Chania is the second biggest city of crete and has a venecian harbour too but he's bigger than the harbour from Réthymno. There is also an old lighthouse and a old town.

    I think, that the harbour from Chania is a little bit prettier than the harbour from Réthymno but this city isn't so cozy and comfortable like Réthymno.
    All in all: both cities are great!

  • Day1

    Kreta dan 1 - Chania

    August 20, 2015 in Greece

    ...težko pričakovan dopust se je začel...vedno je cilj pot sama, ampak vseeno je prvi dan naporen....parkirni prostor v Trevisu smo dobili, ampak komaj, očitno je res gužva....po jutranji kavi in čakanju da smo oddali prtljago (tokrat brez pretiranih tezav s prepakiravanjem-20kg), smo končno dočakali let proti Kreti...lepo vreme in ogled iz ptičje perspektive "mojega morja" in po dveh urah in pol pristanek na Kreti....

    Vroče, 36 stopinj, sonce...pričaka nas gospod iz rent-a-cara, AthensCar...frajer se predstavi, opravi papirje in plačilo kar na šalterju na letališču, pa ne njihovem šalterju, ampak imamo avto, Fiat Panda, rumene barve :)

    Odpeljemo se v cca od letališča 20 km oddaljeno mesto Chania, ki je naše prvo izhodišče, najdemo zastonj parkirno mesto zraven starega dela mesta, Casa Veneta in ob prihodu smo deležni pregovorne grške gostoljubnosti. Sin George in ata Stavros nam vsem stisnejo roke, povprašajo kako smo, kaj bomo spili, prinesejo vodo, ne dovolijo da bi sami odnesli kovček, nam upgradajo studio v apartma, skratka...super...

    Po osvežitvi se sprehodimo po staremu mestu, luštno in slikovito mesto, fine male ulice z gostilnicami, pisanimi prti, suvenirji, itd....res odličen prvi vtis....lakota nas posede v eni izmed luštnih gostilnic in takoj hladno pivo, Ouzo, Tzatziki in prvo "guštiranje" grške kulinarike....odlično...

    Večerni sprehod po ulicah, ogled cerkvice, svetilnika, v trgovino, izvemo da je odstopil Cipras in spat....jutri so na vrsti plaže....
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  • Day3

    ...kalimera...a bankomati še dajo denar?...alora pridem vč ksno.....danes dolgo spali, saj so včeraj pod balkonom v živo svirali do pol dveh zjutraj....opaaaa.....in danes je easy dan, zato se zjutraj odpravimo peš po starem mestnem jedru do tržnice, ki je na 4000 m2. Ni tako slikovito in pestro kot tržnice na Siciliji, ampak kljub vsemu ima vsaka tržnica svoj čar. Vse možne olive, siri, feta, meso, majice, tekstil, pijača itd....vse kar pričakuješ in veš da bo tam :) Je pa vroče danes, 32 stopinj že ob 10.30....

    Po tržnici v trgovino in na rivo na kafe in Ouzo...Avalon rock caffe...muzika super...kelnarca bi verjetno kaki gram rabila da pride k sebi....majku božiju....

    ...in še en zanimiv pojav opažamo že tretji dan....revolucijo selfie stickov...vsepovsod prodajajo selfie sticke in raja to veselo kupuje in se ko blesavi na vsakem vogalu "selfie stickajo"....po mestu hodijo kar z iztegnjenimi selfie sticki z namontiranimi telefoni in ko velika želja po delitvi na socialnih omrežjih (vsakih 10 korakov) pride do vrhunca...smo lahko priča že bizarnim prizorom kak si z selfie palico v eni roki, z drugo roki popravljajo frizure, delajo "duck face", vlečejo lampe noter itd....majmuni...če nočeš lampa na fotki se te vsaj slikaj od prsi navzgor...:)....skratka....jebo vas selfie stick.....

    Po kosilu, ki smo si ga skuhali kar doma v apartmaju, smo imeli vzgojne ure in potem ko je naša mala popotnica le privolila v počitek in spanje, smo se odpravili do lokala Aria Del Mare, kjer naj bi bil najlepši sončni zahod v mestu....ki so nam ga skrili oblaki, sicer bi verjetno bil res, saj sediš na ploščadi nad morjem. Nazaj v mesto, punce so si kupile grške oblekice, babe pač :), vmes je mala popotnica še poljubila beton zaradi pretiranega teka, ko smo jo malo umili in sestavili nazaj, smo naredili še zadnji sprehod po mestu Chania in jutri nadaljujemo pot proti vzhodu...mesto Agios Nikolaos prihajamo....
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  • Day4

    Chania - Kathedrale Trimartiri

    August 29, 2016 in Greece

    In der Altstadt von Chania, die griechisch-orthodoxe KathedraleTrimartiri von 1860.
    Bekannt auch als die Kirche der Jungfrau Maria - Patronin der Stadt Chania. Sie hat eine Basilika mit drei Teilschiffen, daher auch ihr Name - Trimartiri. Innen einfach wunderschön.

  • Day5

    Day 4 (43): To Chania (Xavía)

    May 17, 2017 in Greece

    Woke up around 9 am and went down to a breakfast by the pool which was quite nice, but daryl woke me up and then wanted to go immediately so I wasn't particularly in the mood for food.
    He went feeling very good, so he went back to the room and I went to the desk to ask about the bus to Chania, and if it was possible to stop at Rethymno on the way. The answer was yes so that was going to be our plan, but daryl decided that he was in quite a bit of pain and together we decided not to bother stopping but just to get to Chania and see how we go. We therefore used up all of our time in the beautiful Galaxy Hotel and checked out at midday.

    We got a taxi to he bus terminal and one was leaving at 1230 so we didn't have long to wait. We knew which bus we were supposed to catch, but like all foreign bus systems, you never know when it's still, and people tend to start to crowd rather than line up. So we milled around a while and then someone came along and we had to ask in English to make sure, but we got our bus on, and ourselves on, and we were off!

    We talked for a while, but then I just took pics and dozed and Daryl listened to music. It was fairly uneventful trip, except some of the corners were intense! Woah. But all good. We ended up in Chania around 3pm. We made our way down o he harbour and our accommodation, while Daryl used google maps, as always, to get us there. It was a fairly easy walk, and we went past a few tourist shops/streets along the way!

    So Daryl was gearing up to stay in bed and rest, and I was gearing up to leave because I was quite hungry. Dual elided he would actually come with me for food and then go back to bed. So we walked out of he house about 5pm. We went to a place on the harbour called Gallini. It was nice enough. Daryl basically picked it because the glasses were shaped like boots, so he could drink beer out of a boot! I got a medium beer which would have been about 750ml, Daryl got the big one which ended up around 1.5 L. Ahhh, that's a lot of beer! We ended up ordering three starters and the beer and that was all.

    ...then the rain started. And we basically got stuck! It was coming down and a guy started walking around selling umbrellas, quite ingenious really, all the people stuck in he restaurants could get one and go home. We didn't bother, and chose to wait it out. Well...that waiting turned into ~5hours worth!! We were comfortable where we were and not long before we would have finished our beers, it really started beating down and we started to get wet so we moved back a table or two! This was good so we ordered the smaller beers, he medium for Daryl and the small for me, which would have been a pint. Then we asked the guys if hey had cards, which they did! So we played q full game of wild, and then probably three quarters of a game of 500, with a dead hand. At one point in the game we got free apple pie cake thing with ice cream. Then we ordered another round, and not log after that we got bruschetta with tomato and feta, along with another beer about a schooner in size! By this point we were close to leaving, so we ate and drank and then quickly called for the bill. It was €75, knocked down from 79.? And we weren't charged for any of the stuff they gave us for free! So at 1030/11 it was time to go. Oh, of course, and our free raki with our bill! Can't forget that.
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  • Day6

    Day 5 (44): Chania or Xanía

    May 18, 2017 in Greece

    Daryl was determined p have a day in bed. Good plan.
    So we got up for breakfast and had to leave the hotel, but good for him to get out before settling in, because he woke up with a lot of blood and was freaking out a little, not that he would admit it of course. So we wandered around a little and he decided he wanted to get back so we went to the bakery next to the hotel. We had pastries which I had apple and Daryl had cheese and spinach.

    So I left him around 10/1030 ish, and started off towards the lighthouse across the harbour, of which we have a cute little view from our window. I could see super heavy cloud in the mountains behind he town, so I essentially legged it out there! Once I got to the lighthouse I realised it actually wasnt as close as it looked from a different angle. I took my ime out there a little bit, and stopped a the structure halfway along the wall on my way back. It had taken me at least half an hour to make my way out there. The beginning of the wall was much further away than I thought it was going to be from my view through the window. I noticed the old Byzantine church looking building on the harbour had something to do with the battle of Crete, and locked that information away for later.

    So I wandered around and thought about getting on the bus tour, and thought about trying to find the big market, of which I couldn't easily do either. So I ended up doing a big lap. I walked from he Venetian harbour over to the harbour to the east, hen I turned inland and walked around the edge of the old town (not that I particularly knew this at the time!) and back down along he old wall to the water again, but now on the West side of the Venetian Harbour. The bus stop showed a while, so I walked down to the beach instead. And happened through a market along the way. This was a much more local market containing fruits and vegetables and olives. At the end there were a couple of clothing stalls more aimed at tourists. As I was walking back from the beach I decided to stop and have a beer. I only had €50 notes on me, so I thought I better eat something too and spend a little more! So I had tzatziki and bread for lunch. It was delicious!! And I had a view out onto the beach where I could watch the lone swimmer. Who was out there for at least 45-60mins! He got out just before I left, and I realised he had a gimpy arm and leg. Nothing weird or bad, just not something you see everyday so you can't contain your curiosity.

    I walked back to the stop through he market, which by now was mostly closed, or closing. The bus was imminent, and now had a ticket girl waiting so I thought great! I bought a ticket, waited and simply ran the thing around. Unfortunately I had to wee most of this journey, but it was still lovely and as always, some interesting things, and some things you get lost in the story telling. I did find out more about the battle of Crete, which occurred in 1941 during the second world war. One stop was also for the allied war graves cemetery.

    I got off the bus where I got on because it missed the actual last stop. I'm pretty sure he skipped stop two and took a short cut because no one said they wee getting off at the war graves. Ha, ok then.

    So I walked pretty fast around the harbour to wee at home! Daryl then came out, bought a knife and we had a snack. We then left each other and I went looking for the big Agora. The cross shaped indoor market. I eventually found it and was quite disappointed. It was so touristy. I expected it to be more like he local meat and fish market, but it was far from it. Also, being now 6pm, there weren't many people, and a handful of stores were already closed.

    I headed back to the Byzantine church thing on the harbour. Inside there was an art exhibit. Not expected. And a short video with footage and subtitles about the battle of Crete. The information on the bus was passionate about the Cretens but factual about everything else; the movie was passionate about the Cretens and angry a little bit blame-ey about the New Zealanders being taken out, WHILE GERMANY WHERE TRYING TO INVADE, and not telling anyone. Yeh I'd probably be pissed too, but it still was a little weird. Not really there fault, more the commanders fault...that's who I would blame.

    Back to the hotel. Hang out for a while before we went to dinner. Soooooo full! Too full!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Liménas Chaníon, Limenas Chanion, Λιμένας Χανίων

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