When you stay in one of the popular holiday resorts at the Chania Coast on Crete, you are never far away from Chania, which is the second largest city on the island. Here you can find several museums, lots of shops, a wide range of restaurants, a market filled with olive oil, leather goods and souvenirs in all shapes and sizes – both the usable and the not so usable. After a day of relaxation on the beach, we wanted to do something easy but nice. So we went to enjoy the lively atmosphere at Chania Harbor.

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To Chania by bus

It is very easy to get to Chania by bus from the surrounding holiday resorts. We went from Agia Marina – it did not take much longer than 20 minutes and it only costed a few euro.

When we arrived at Chania the day was coming to an end. The sky slowly turned from blue to purple while we walked from the bus down to the harbor. We decided to go for at stroll to the lighthouse to enjoy the stunning sunset at first hand.

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Sunset over Chania

The walk to the lighthouse is not long, but it is rather uneven. It can be hard to concentrate on where you go, cause your eyes keep looking up at the beautiful sky or at the view over the stunning city, instead of focusing on the sidewalk.

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The sky slowly turned from purple to a glowing orange. We were lucky to pass by on such a beautiful evening!

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While walking we looked for a place to eat dinner. It is not hard to find a place, the challenge is in choosing – there are numerous restaurants in this area. The further away from the central harbor area we walked, the fewer people sat in the restaurants. Funnily enough, it is those with the greatest views that have the most guests. So you have to decide whether you want to pay for a great view or a great quality of food.

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Chania is a very cozy town, and the harbor-area is a great place to enjoy a stroll with a nice atmosphere after a relaxing day on the beach.

Visited in October 2016

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