Images of Crete

  • Author: Jim Toner
  • Date: Oct 4, 2013
  • Location: Crete

Our first taste of Greece is the southern island of Crete. Most of our stay was in the quaint town of Chania, There we had our first taste of Greek cuisine--olive oil, yogurt, crusty bread, wicked strong coffee--and our first taste of the Mediterranean Sea. Here we glimpsed the allure of its Greece and its neglect, its unfinished apartments and its pods of unemployed youth. At every turn the people were kind to us, quick to smile and quick to encourage us on our world tour.

  • Liam on our balcony at Nora's Chania, Crete
    Liam on our balcony at Nora's Chania, Crete
  • The harbor, Chania. A little replica Venice on Crete
    The harbor, Chania. A little replica Venice on Crete
  • The harbor and lighthouse at Chania, Crete
    The harbor and lighthouse at Chania, Crete
  • Our one and only warm beach day in Greece, Chania, Crete. Liam finds someone to play with.
    Our one and only warm beach day in Greece, Chania, Crete. Liam finds someone to play with.
  • Mountain cheese, goat and sheep. Chania, Crete
    Mountain cheese, goat and sheep. Chania, Crete
  • A car worse than Jim's truck back home. Crete
    A car worse than Jim's truck back home. Crete
  • Some match, some don't. The shoe heap at the Crete market
    Some match, some don't. The shoe heap at the Crete market
  • The olive man at Chania, Crete's farmer's market
    The olive man at Chania, Crete's farmer's market
  • The lamb kebob guy
    The lamb kebob guy
  • Three items for sale. What?
    Three items for sale. What?
  • Farmer's Market, Cretan style
    Farmer's Market, Cretan style
  • Watched this Crete man repair a chair by weaving reeds
    Watched this Crete man repair a chair by weaving reeds
  • Crete
    Crete
  • Getting ready for the mini Indy races, Crete
    Getting ready for the mini Indy races, Crete
  • Sunset, first night in Greece, Island of Crete
    Sunset, first night in Greece, Island of Crete
  • First meal in Greece. So rich and fresh.
    First meal in Greece. So rich and fresh.
  • Liam at the wharf in Chania the old Venetian stronghold
    Liam at the wharf in Chania the old Venetian stronghold
  • Cats everywhere. This is Chiquita, one of many who stay in our pension.
    Cats everywhere. This is Chiquita, one of many who stay in our pension.
  • I'll take them all! Farmer's Market, Crete
    I'll take them all! Farmer's Market, Crete
  • Serious fun in Chania, Crete
    Serious fun in Chania, Crete
  • Yummy honey, fresh Greek yogurt, fruit bowl brekkies in Chania
    Yummy honey, fresh Greek yogurt, fruit bowl brekkies in Chania
  • Detail of the reconstructed palace at Knossis. Yuck!
    Detail of the reconstructed palace at Knossis. Yuck!
  • Jim walking King Agamemnon's Palace ruins
    Jim walking King Agamemnon's Palace ruins
  • Our ferry boat, more than we bargained for
    Our ferry boat, more than we bargained for
  • Peacock roaming the grounds at Knossis where the Minotaur was trapped in the labyrinth
    Peacock roaming the grounds at Knossis where the Minotaur was trapped in the labyrinth
  • Sunset on our ferry, Piraeus
    Sunset on our ferry, Piraeus
  • The Anek Lines Super Fast ferry with the mountain where Zeus was born behind us
    The Anek Lines Super Fast ferry with the mountain where Zeus was born behind us

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