May 29th, 2016
After Santorini, Crete was going to have a really hard time competing. Thankfully, Crete is home to the city of Chania, which gives all other island cities a run for their money!
Chania had a very Venetian feel too it, and as such has an area appropriately named the ‘Venetian Harbor’. The buildings there hug the waterway with the perfect little mix of shops, fresh seafood restaurants, boats, and tourist attractions. I knew this before the trip thanks to my Greek family, but Greek food is the best food. I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in seafood on this portion of my trip!
After lunch, we wandered towards the water and explored our way to the lighthouse of the ‘Old Port’, where I left one of my Dad’s pictures. We explored the maritime museum, and then wandered through the winding lanes looking at stores and boutiques. I’ve become a professional window shopper by this point.
To end the day, we headed back to our beautiful hotel, enjoyed lounging by the pool, and then a fantastic dinner of lamb.
On the next post, a whirlwind day of sightseeing in Athens!