Sunday, 14 September 2008


Hi from Clare, Saturday 12/9

Photos - Views around the waterfront

We arrived in Khania late yesterday. It was the capital of Crete for many years dating back to Venetian times. The city has imposing Venetian houses, cobbled streets, modern additions and crumbling edges. We are on the town wharf where there are many restaurants and the night life continues till early morning.

We were in need of supplies so we ate out, having a mixed grill, which was the worst meal we have eaten in ages. Far too much meat, greasy chips and little salad, the beer was good. I believe the Cretan diet is viewed as one of the best in the world, olive oil, pulses, wholemeal bread, little meat and plenty of fruit and vege, but that's not what they serve the tourists!

We have spent the day shopping and having a look around town. Andrew went to the Maritime Museum finding great interest in Australia's involvement in the battle of Crete in 1941. After reading the glowing reports about the Australians, Andrew thinks we should be able to stay on the wharf free of charge, that's the least they can do - dream on!

love CANDY