Chania is one of the 4 major port towns in Crete (Greece’s largest island). I had no idea it was so beautiful! It has a Venetian influence. www.explorecrete.com/chania The cafes, shops and hotels on the waterfront were so appealing. I love being near the water. Staying at one of the hotels nearby the port would be wonderful…..but I wouldn’t trade our stay at the farm villa near Herakleion for anything!
The history of this port is fascinating. There is a maritime museum, Venetian Lighthouse and Chania Archaeological Museum. There is a monastery boutique hotel that looks interesting to me! hotel: http://monasteryhotel.gr/en/
My sons saw an octopus drying in the son. It gives a whole meaning to the words “fresh seafood” when you see fishermen catching octopus. This is something my sons definitely do not see back home in our landlocked state. The local Greek boy helping the fishermen was used to this daily occurrence and demonstrated details to my Greek-American sons seeing this novelty.
Read attached link to find out about Villa Creta– a stunning hilltop villa rental near Herakleion
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