The Back Streets of Crete

The Back Streets of Crete by Des Paroz on 500px

During our visit to Crete in Greece, I had the opportunity to spend some time walking around the old city of Chania — a city which has been a part of both Greece and the Ottoman Empire over the centuries, although in the modern era it is firmly Greek.

I was really taken by the colourful meandering back streets, with the eclectic architecture, cobblestones, and the evident pride the people take in keeping the streets looking good.

I have to admit that I had few expectations for Crete, and was looking forward to visits to places like Istanbul. Chania was charming and pretty, and made for a great first stopover in our journey.

I would recommend it as a lovely, laid back place to visit, with a rich history and a beautiful cityscape and seascape.

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Originally published at www.desparoz.com on August 12, 2015.

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