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The small church for the fishermen at the end of the harbour. This is a common sight in Greece.
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The small church for the fishermen at the end of the harbour. This is a common sight in Greece.
Locals enjoy a cooling dip by the marina.
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Locals enjoy a cooling dip by the marina.
View from Almyrida to the White Mountains in winter. The peak of Pachnes can be clearly seen.
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View from Almyrida to the White Mountains in winter. The peak of Pachnes can be clearly seen.
It\'s another new year in Almyrida as we look from the harbour to Lefka Ori.
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It's another new year in Almyrida as we look from the harbour to Lefka Ori.
These yachts can be hired out.
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These yachts can be hired out.
The old custom houses next to the Grand Arsenal that served the seven docks built by the Venetians in the early 17th century.
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The old custom houses next to the Grand Arsenal that served the seven docks built by the Venetians in the early 17th century.
Fish restaurants adorn the quay of this part of the harbour but most of them will cater for meat eaters and vegans.
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Fish restaurants adorn the quay of this part of the harbour but most of them will cater for meat eaters and vegans.
You can usually find a busker somewhere around the quay especially in the summer.
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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.
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A big attraction during the tourist season. Rides can be had from the harbour area.
Marathi fishing boat offering trips.
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Marathi fishing boat offering trips.
The small but busy harbour at Marathi on Akrotiri. Fishing and pleasure boats alongside each other.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This particular kakenion will stay open until the early hours of the morning.
This chap has probably missed the early morning ferry.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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View of Chora Sfaxion showing the road, cut into the landscape, to Anapolis and Aradena.
The sun tucks away leaving an amazing light over Chania harbour in Crete.
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The sun tucks away leaving an amazing light over Chania harbour in Crete.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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A small hazard light on the rocks at Georgioupoli with Agios Nikolaos church in the background.
Part of the 9 klm long beach running east from Georgioupoli.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bright bollard for the ferry from Samaria gorge and Chora Sfaxion.
Picturesque Cretan fishing boat on the south coast at Agia Galini.
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Picturesque Cretan fishing boat on the south coast at Agia Galini.
Greek net fishing trawler at Agia Galini on the south coast of Crete.
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Greek net fishing trawler at Agia Galini on the south coast of Crete.
The Rethymno lighthouse was built by the Egyptians during the 1830s. It was probably built over the ruins of a Venetian one.
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The Rethymno lighthouse was built by the Egyptians during the 1830s. It was probably built over the ruins of a Venetian one.