Saturday, October 22, 2005

More Crete pics (4)

This time some pics from houses and (historical)buildings. Besides the first pic from the apartment where we were staying, the others were shot at the lovely old part of Chania on West-Crete. For some history of Chania and Crete you can check link 1 and link 2 (on the right side of this page you can find more specific info about the different ages).
This was the apartment where we stayed during our time at Crete. It was located at Agia Marina, just 9 kilometres away from Chania. It was a very nice, clean and comfortable place with an excellent view on the sea from both the terrace downstairs and the balcony upstairs.
The houses at the old part of Chania often are very colourful. Most of the time when you took a closer look they looked a bit weather-beaten and in not so good condition, but it also gives the houses an authentic feel and look.
Some occupied houses are forming one organic part with ruins or just partly demolished houses
The harbour of Chania
The old Venation port of Chania. The white building on the left with the dome is the former mosque of the Janissaries, built in 1645 by the Turks.
Another house in the old part of Chania with nice red shutters.

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