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Chania Locked Down

Chania Locked Down

I have been a good citizen and neighbor, holing up in my Koum Kapi apartment for two weeks now – as much to protect others from my possible contamination as to look after my own health. I had been out only once for 7 minutes to a food store five doors down from...
The Beaches at Agioi Apostoloi

The Beaches at Agioi Apostoloi

Virtual Trip No. 2. Today we went into full lockdown in Chania, Crete, at 6 a.m. We now can only go out to specified places and for specified reasons with notes downloaded from a government website. According to worldometers.info Greece still has just 624 people...
Woods and Cliffs at Agioi Apostoloi

Woods and Cliffs at Agioi Apostoloi

Virtually everyone reading this, no matter where you are, is in some sort of lockdown. We in Chania are in lockdown, too. Beginning today, only essential public places have the right to be open on Crete. Grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and gas stations are still...
Church of St. George, Koubeli

Church of St. George, Koubeli

Just a short while ago I wrote a bit about the Koubeli neighborhood east of Chania on the western side of the Akrotiri peninsula. I included there a single photo of the rather forlorn Church of St. George, which stands more or less in ruins on the slope of a hill...
Schinaria, South Coast of Crete

Schinaria, South Coast of Crete

It was supposed to be a nice, little day-long jaunt to the south. We would hit three, maybe four beaches – many of them lie in close succession down on the south coast of the Libyan Sea. It’s still too cold to swim comfortably, but one can always look. The...