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Flowering Chania

sunny 30 °C

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Chania is a one of the major ports on the north coast of Crete and its waterfront promenade is a perfect picture of this ancient island...

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Chania has been a major settlement in Crete for at least 3 thousand years and it is the site of the Minoan settlement the Greeks called Kydonia, the source of the word quince. Quince are probably still grown here along with the multitudes of flowers...

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Even the narrowest of streets have room for plants in this sub-tropical haven...

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And the restaurants au plein air are surrounded by luxuriant growth...

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The traffic free narrow streets of old Chania are a pedestrian's delight...

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And flowers and plants brighten the scene everywhere...

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But Chania would be a pretty place without the vegetation and we probably should have stayed longer than a day...

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Posted by Hawkson 16:46 Archived in Greece

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