Daytrip to Chania
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It was very nice to get away from the resort area and go to Chania and very healthy for me as I was starting to get crazy in the place where everyone just eats, drinks and lies on the beach. I love towns, cities, probably a lot more than landscapes and nature.
Chania is the second biggest town on the island. It is a great tourist attraction, Venecian port is packed with restaurants and tavernas with polish, german, russian, french and other people eating. But the Venetian port is the main attraction so it is natural that everyone goes there. And it is very beautiful. Small calm bay with lighthouse and wild sea with foamy waves just as you take several steps from it. The old part of the town is a labyrinth of small narrow streets, most of them are with souvenir shops.
Here is a piece of advise. Take some time to go to Akti Miaouli, it is a promenade right of the lighthouse, it starts twenty meters from it but it looks like no tourists know about it. It it a street with street cafes facing the sea, not the "authentic tavernas" you see in every hotel area but modern cafes with great design, comfortable lounges and great music. Of course, it does look like every other city with modern cafes, but the view is great, the service is not that tourist-oriented and you can meet real native people there. It is very refreshing.
So Chania is a certain must-see place in Crete, it didn't leave a lot on my mind, but it was worth seeing.