Distance from Piraeus to Chania: 148 Nautical Miles
A nice day in Crete…
No tours today but Chania seems like a cute little town to walk around in.
The Quest is tendering today and we try to get out as early as we can so we can get back to the ship for lunch.
Azamara Quest from the Tender
As the tender entered the inner harbor, I got a great shot of both the ship and the Venetian Lighthouse. This lighthouse, originally from the 1500s, was restored in the 1800s.
Venetian Lighthouse and Quest
The marina contained one ship with an unusual name. Any relation?
Our ship at the Marina
Near the tender port and marina are buildings built on the older walls of Chania. There is also a lot of damage to some of the older walls – perhaps a reminder of WWII bombings.
Apartments and Older Walls
We did spend some time walking the cute streets of the city.
We also found a Starbucks with free Wifi. One of the customers shared his password (and more importantly the pass code for the washrooms) with us. I,in turn, shared the password with two other groups of Quest passengers. Thank you, Starbucks.
Free Wifi at Starbucks
Heading back to the ship, we did get a nice view of the Lighthouse and the Firka Fortress – built in the 1530s to protect the city.
Firka Fortress and Venetian Lighthouse
From that vantage point we could see both sides of the harbor with its stores and restaurants.
The Sail Away from Chania was picturesque and topped off with a wonderful sunset.
Chania Sail Away (top) and Sunset (bottom)
My first talk - “The CSI Phenomenon” – is scheduled for tonight at 7:00 PM. As might be expected, the turnout is pretty small (10) but mighty.
We pass on John Lenahan tonight as we have seen this show on the previous cruise. Instead we spend time listening to Jim Badger in the Mosaic Lounge.
Pedometer: 7417 Steps; 3.5 miles; 363 Calories