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You can usually find a busker somewhere around the quay especially in the summer.
A big attraction during the tourist season. Rides can be had from the harbour area.
Marathi fishing boat offering trips.
The small but busy harbour at Marathi on Akrotiri. Fishing and pleasure boats alongside each other.
Fishing was once the number one occupation but dwindling fish stocks in the Med have suppressed it badly.
The beach is beautiful in the evening but the sea can be a bit treacherous at this time of the day as the waters edge is strewn with rocks.
During the day in the summer months you will need shoes as the sand is so hot it will burn your feet.
A very old bar and lock.
The east side of the town is all rocks with a small shingle beach at the north end. There are some good tavernas the further north you walk.
Black and white study of the ferry mooring from Gavdos, Sougia and Samaria Gorge.
During July the streets are pedestrian only and the town takes on a very holiday atmosphere.
This particular kakenion will stay open until the early hours of the morning.
This chap has probably missed the early morning ferry.
This old boat in Souda fishing port was really burned out and strangely it appeared to be a fireboat. Maybe got too close.
There seems to be plenty of small fish in the harbour but I didn't see anything very big. A popular spot though.
Fishermen clearing and cleaning the nets after a nights fishing.
Another view of the fireboat clearly showing fire damage and the hosegun on the topdeck.
All the fishermen back in safe harbour after a nights fishing.
Many pleasure boats, large and small anchor here for easy access into the city of Chania.
Several ocean going yachts are always moored at Souda's sheltered harbour.
A view across the bay at Loutro. The rope is one of the moorings for the shuttle ferry from Chora Sfaxion To Samaria Gorge stopping at Loutro.
Loutro is considered one of the jewels of the Mediterranean and a must trip for visitors to Crete.
View along the south coast from above Chora Sfaxion.
View of Chora Sfaxion showing the road, cut into the landscape, to Anapolis and Aradena.
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The sun tucks away leaving an amazing light over Chania harbour in Crete.
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The Irini pleasure boat is very busy during the summer as it sets sail with hoardes of tourist on a trip around the north coast of Crete.
A regular sight as the sun starts to drop to the west of Chania harbour and leaving the lighthouse as a silhouette.
A hot sunset above Chania in Crete.
16th century lighthouse built by the Venetians and later modified by the Egyptians during the 19th century. It's a nice walk from the harbour.
Chania harbour is dominated by the old mosque Giali Tzami. Built in 1649, Muslims used it as their main place of worship in Chania until 1923 when Muslims left the city during the exchange of citizens by Turkey and Greece. The minaret was demolished early 20th century and the mosque is now mainly used for exhibitions.
Greek fishing boat moored off the rocks near the beautiful Elafonisi beach.
A small hazard light on the rocks at Georgioupoli with Agios Nikolaos church in the background.
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Part of the 9 klm long beach running east from Georgioupoli.
Georgioupoli's fishing fleet moor up in the estuary of the river Almyros. Anglers can fish here as far as the bridge but no further as this is a loggerhead turtle nesting ground.
Climb up through the ruins to the west of the village and turn to see Loutro through the rocks.
Bright bollard for the ferry from Samaria gorge and Chora Sfaxion.
Beautiful evening light of September at Chania harbour.
Fisherman mending nets on the quay at the estuary in Georioupoli.
The beautiful award winning beach at Elafonisi skirts the shallow waters between mainland and Elafonisi island.
Another very hot day at the beach Elafonisi.
Chania lighthouse at dusk.
The sun setting behind the 17th century Firkas fortress at the entrance to Chania harbour.
Kalyves beach on a February evening.
The pirate ship The Black Pearl getting ready to sail after the guests luncheon at Marathi on Akrotiri.
A beautiful day in March on the White Beach at Almyrida. A particular favourite place for sunbathing.
A common sight in the summer as helicopters gather sea water to douse the flames of rogue fires.
The start of the huge little known beach below the village of Anidri. There is a rough road leading eastward out of the town of Paleochora.
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The old port of Chora Sfaxion which saw thousands of Allied troops, escaping from the Germans, making their way to boats bound for Egypt.
The new harbour, bought for the Greeks by the Allied soldiers of New Zealand and Australia after their help during World War Two.
The jumping off point for the ferry to Samaria Gorge and the landlocked beautiful port of Loutro. This is the best of the two beaches.
Pleasure boats at Elafonisi.
The fringe of the beach collects all the pink coral giving the sand a beautiful unnatural colour.
The water is quite shallow but its still good for snorkelling or just free diving.
Possibly the best beach in the Mediterranean.
Deserted taverna on the beach at Georgioupoli in winter.
Deserted lifeguards tower on Georgioupoli beach in winter.
The promenade at Kissamos east of all the hotels that holds many tavernas, restaurants and cafe bars.
One of very few beaches, pebbly, on the east side of Paleochora.
This is the rocky east side of the peninsular of Paleochora.
Treacherous road on the Gramvousa peninsular. If you take it beware of falling rocks and you still have to walk a couple of miles to the famous Balos beach from the car park.
A much photographed view of Souda Bay.
Almyrida beach in the centre of this small resort.
The Xydas river that runs through the town of Kalyves. If you watch for long enough you may see some very large sea trout.
Fabulous beach to swim from as the bay is very clean. Try looking for treasure as the area was once a large citystate. The bay is often used by naturists.
It's a busy place with boats to and fro, carrying passengers, produce and waste. There are no roads to Loutro and only traffic is foot or waterborne.
Startling clear waters of the bay at Loutro.
One of the ferries putting into Loutro.
A must visit for anyone coming to Crete. The fish restaurants are some of the best on the island. Ferries from Chora Sfaxion or Sougia, but don't miss the last one back.
Deserted in winter except for the odd hardy swimmer.
The middle beach at Marathi on Akrotiri. Certainly one of my favourite places. Great swimming, sheltered beaches and great restaurants.
This may be the last image of the bay like this as there are plans to turn the area into an International Scuba Diving Centre onto submerged wrecks.
Fabulous large beach at Sougia with ample car parking and the beach road lined with tavernas and a few curio shops. The Samaria gorge ferry stops here.
Fabulous Venetian frontage of the old port at Chania which managed to survive the Turkish and German invasions.
A view across the bay in winter.
Some of the yachts for hire in Chania harbour.
The original seven custom houses that served the Grand Arsenal built by the Venetians.
This end of the harbour is where many of the best fish restaurants are sited.
A neat sight of the fishermans church at Agia Marina.
Locals enjoying a swim by the fishermans' church.
The fishing boats are in and the nets are being dried on Kouremenos quay.
A fishing boat leaves Kouremenos for some daytime fishing.
There is beautiful swimming from Kouremenos beach and if the wind blows all the windsurfers will appear as if by magic. The European windsurfing championships are often held here.
Vai beach. The only place in Europe with a natural palm forest. Don't forget to ask a local how the forest came about.
Fabulous area of Crete with an archipelago which features Spinalonga, the island that used to have all of Crete's leper colony.
The river estuary forms a large pond with quays for the pleasure boats and ferries.
Picturesque Cretan fishing boat on the south coast at Agia Galini.
The Rethymno lighthouse was built by the Egyptians during the 1830s. It was probably built over the ruins of a Venetian one.
Discussing the fishing in the Libyan Sea by the quay at Agia Galini on the south coast.
Lovely resort on the south coast of Crete in the region of Rethymno.
Typical Greek fishing boat on the south coast of Crete.
There's a large marina at Rethymno next to the large tourist beach.
Gerani bay lies midway between Georgioupoli and Rethymno on the north coast. It's a picturesque spot but flotsam tends to drift into the bay spoiling the swimming.