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Church of Agios Nikolaos, Chania

Church of Agios Nikolaos, Chania

The Church of St. Nicolas (Agios Nikolaos in Greek) rises prominently over Splantzia Square in the eastern portion of Old Town Chania. The first stone of this then-Catholic cathedral was laid by the Venetians in 1205. It was completed approximately 115 years later. It...
Old Town, Chania, Venetian Port

Old Town, Chania, Venetian Port

The boardwalk in the Venetian Port in April has something for everyone. It’s warm enough for T-shirts, cool enough for buskers to sing a Bob Dylan song, cold enough in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) for the snows to still be deep, relaxed enough to sit and sip...
Venetian Port, Chania

Venetian Port, Chania

The waterfront of the Venetian port is far from being the only focal point of Chania (pronounced chanyA), but it is surely the most seductive. The restaurants, the architecture, the history, the beautiful water of the Cretan (Aegean) Sea, and the sky above, keeping an...
Sea of Crete, Apokoronas

Sea of Crete, Apokoronas

The Cretan sky, with its spectacular cloud formations, can be astonishingly dramatic. This view of the Sea of Crete (aka Aegean Sea) is from a seaside clifftop on the Apokoronas (pronounced apokOronas) peninsula in the Chania prefecture about 30 minutes from Old Town...
Southern Crete mountain road

Southern Crete mountain road

No matter where, or how long, you stay on Crete, you must take at least one road trip. The sea views, the mountain views, the historical urban sites, the idyllic rolling fields and vast, undulating olive orchards are spectacular. This view shows the Libyan Sea in the...