Got a few photos ready to share.
We were staying on the outskirts of the village of Stavros - where apparently part of "Zorba the Greeek" was filmed! Not that there's much there - a little beach, a few villas and a couple of tavernas - we didn't even se anywhere you could buy a postcard! A real "away from it all" sort of place - perfect.
We went into the main town of Hania a few times - it's a lovely place, with harbours and old and new bits of town. The first photo was taken from above the town, the second from the harbour.
You can walk right along the harbour wall, there's a taverna at the end, should you need refreshment, and just past that are the usual bits of tatty old junk which somehow takes on a picturesque quality that you only get in places like Greece - in most places it would just be a tatty eyesore!
Among the piles of old wood, rusting metal chains and sun-bleached rope was this fab old rowing boat.
I absolutely adore wandering around the narrow streets of old Greek villages and towns. I love the doors, the arches, the balconies, the alleyways and the wonderful colours. I love that any available container will be used to house oleander, bougainvillea and all sorts of other fabulously coloured plants. I might have gone a little photo-crazy here, so I've made the next photos nice and small but you can click on them for the bigger versions if you want to.
We sat on the harbour and watched the sun go down. Hubby usually ends up lying on the ground, with camera set up on the mini tripod at this point, trying to get the perfectly timed shot. I'm getting used to the odd stares he gets . I can't be bothered with all that nonsense so I took my evening shot while there was still enough light left to hold the camera still myself. I rather like the warm glow on the buildings and the reflections on the sea.And finally - at least for now - this is another evening shot, taken back at our little villa, looking out over the pool and the sea.