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A Walk Through Chania's Old Town In Crete
Chania's Old Town (see video below) is a lively stew of colorful old homes, narrow lanes filled with outdoor restaurants, and architectural treasures. On sultry summer evenings, the streets are packed with children playing in the squares, couples enjoying romantic meals and partiers guzzling beer and ouzo.
Initially, we stayed at the Halepa Hotel, just outside Chania's Old Town, but, despite the glowing reviews we read on Trip Advisor, we thought the place was overpriced given its location and small rooms. We moved to a small, brand new boutique hotel just off the harbor in the Old Town called the Palazzo Duca, which turned out to be cheaper, nicer and in a much better location (see video). But one word of caution about Chania - we were there in June and it was already getting quite hot, so you definitely want to visit in the shoulder season.
[Photos and videos by Dave Seminara]