Local products of Chania

Chania products
About the local products of Chania, Greec

The original products of Chania have always made a difference, being the secret for good health and longevity. The rich and fertile land of the island gives huge amounts of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cheese and other products that locals use in their meals and sweets.

Chania is one of the most important towns in Crete with a rich history and gastronomic culture. This part of the island offers a unique culinary experience with fresh handmade sweets, cheese, aromatic herbs, and meat cooked in the traditional way. Chania suggests traditional Cretan specialties made with fresh products from the Cretan land. Plates like kaltsounia, lamb and ntakos are some of the meals that visitors will definitely enjoy with the hard Cretan bread, mytzithra cheese and plenty of virgin oil.

A stroll down the Old Town will amaze you with the beautiful smells coming from the narrow alleys. Chania offers visitors a chance to relish the delicious meals of the Cretan tradition that exists since the ancient years. Dinners and meals in Chania are accompanied by some of the best local wine varieties, tsikoudia or raki (local drink). A visit to Chania is not complete unless you have tasted some of the regional specialties.

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Judging by the weather outside, summer is almost here and this reminds me of sea and sand. So I decided to delve into the archives and found this. 

The story behind the shot:

Chania is a beautiful town - famous for its characteristic venetian-style houses and the pretty anutique harbour (as well as for being the capital of one of the four Cretan prefectures). A paradise for the photographer - if you have weather on your side.

When I was there the sun was bright and high in the sky and the sky itself was dull blue. Normal people totally fall for this kind of weather - after all, it's warm, it's nice to be outside and the sky is spotless. Not me, though. Because photographers are NOT normal people and need some drama. 

So, while I was strolling around the harbour and taking pictures I saw those two sitting on a bench. Shots of people are not my exactly my element but I couldn't resist capturing this. 

For the record - the lighthouse in the background is a famous building - there are several almost identical buildings all over Crete - one in Rethymno, for sure. Chania is famous with that one, though (as well as with a few other buidings I'll show you some other time). 

Photoadvice:
The Venetian harbour is crammed with tourists, carriages and all kinds of people so you'll have a harder time getting a shot WITHOUT people in it than the other way round. The harbour is really picturesque in the late afternoon or after the sun goes down but you'll have to find an accommodation in the area.
Springtime Balos - on a 'thin clouds filtered' afternoon
The first 2rists on Balos :-)
Balos Lagoon's emerald sea.
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Balos