Chania Travel Blog› entry 7 of 10 › view all entries
September 24th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
It's a 2 - 2 1/2 hours drive across the white mountains through tiny villages and agricultural areas which was quite nice.
At first we went to the market hall because I read in my guide book that it's only open until noon. The 1913 indoor market ("Agora"), a large building based on the market of Marseille, is on the edge of the old town and is popular with tourists and locals alike. It was interesting to see fish, veggies, fruits, tourist knickknacks, clothes and other things which have been sold there. Additional to that you find taverns and cafés.
Then we headed outside and found ourselves in tiny alleys crowded with people, goods to sell, tavern, cafés and bars. It was a colourful mix of tourists and local people.
The main attraction at the harbour is the light house which unfortunately was closed for the public but still worth a visit. The whole harbour area is a party mile with taverns, cafés, bars and souvenir shops. My photos say more than words can say.
Around 5 p.m. we decided to drive back to the hotel since we were exhausted from walking and having the crowd around. I'm not used to soooo many people - lol.
On our way back we didn't drive across the mountains. We took the new National road instead. The distance is longer but it's easier to drive and faster since you don't have all those serpentines in the mountains.
The sun sets around 7 p.m. and we were just a few kilometers towards our hotel and we had an amazing view on the bay. I asked Klaus to stop somewhere to enjoy it and take some photos. It was very romantic - lol. And I didn't go before the sun sunk in the ocean ;)
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