When thinking about holidays in Greece and Greek islands the majority of people undoubtedly would organize such a trip somewhere between May to late September. However, few know that there are many interesting points to explore in the beautiful country during the rest of the months as well. Let’s take the picturesque city of Chania in Crete for example.Continue reading “Why visit Chania during winter time”
Christmas is undeniably the most wonderful time of the year! It might become even better with Greek Christmas sweets: Melomakarona and Kourabiedes.
Melomakarona will fill your house with aromas of orange, honey, cinnamon, and cloves… Each bite is so deliciously Christmassy…it will become an instant personal favorite!
Kourabiedes can be characterized as almond snow balls which melt in your mouth. Sweet and crumbly, with crunchy toasted almonds and they look so Christmassy!!
Below you may find the recipes for both of the aforementioned sweets. Enjoy!Continue reading “Greek Christmas sweets!”
Agia Triada Tsagkarolon Monastery
The Patriarchal Monastery of Agia Triada Tsagarolon is one of the most important monasteries of the end of the Venetian Empire in Crete with a great contribution to the History and Education of the island. It is located on the foot of Stavros mountain chain, in the area “Tzompomilos” of Meleha cape.Continue reading “Stunning churches all around!”
ANCIENTS SIGHTSEEINGS AND MONUMENTS
Ancient Kydonia (Proto-Minoan settlement of Kasteli)
The modern city of Chania is founded in the site of a significant ancient Minoan settlement, Kydonia or ku-do-ni-ja as it appears on Linear B script. According to the tradition, Kydonia was one of the three cities founded by King Minos in Crete.Continue reading “Where to sightseeing?”
Archaeological Museum of Chania
The Archaeological Museum of chania was founden in 1963 and is located at the place of the Venetian Monastery of Agios Fragiskos in Halidon Street in Chania. The collection of the museum includes findings from excavations in several areas of the city that have been performed during the last 50 years, and its exhibits cover the cultural history of Chania from the neolithic period till the Roman Empire.Continue reading “Museums to Visit!”
Diving – Scuba diving
Chania has wonderful beaches with unique submarine environment that is offered for unforgettable diving experiences and enchanting images, ready to reveal in those who decide they discover it. The entire northern bay of Chania constitutes a wonderful place for diving, thanks to the special biodiversity and morphology of its seabed that is the favourite destination of Greek and foreign scuba divers.Continue reading “See and Do in Crete!”