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“Plan to return.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taste of Crete - Market to Table

Taste of Crete - Market to Table
Perivoila VIllage, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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“Plan to return.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Our cruise ship docked at the port of Souda which I believe is about 10 kilometres from Chania centre. Local buses do a shuttle service to Chania to cater for the cruise passengers and it is only 3.00 euros return. On the way in the town looks pretty run down in places, but it all changes when you get to the town centre. We spent our time wandering around the harbour area and the shops around the narrow streets of the old town.
Loads of lovely restaurants (or Tavernas) around the old town and harbour area. We stopped for a drink in one of the harbour restaurants and it was very reasonable. Only 5.60 euros for a beer and a glass of wine and it came with some nibbles .. sliced apple and mixed nuts.
Would plan to return here for a holiday.

Visited September 2013
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“Diktynna Travel and cooking with the amazing Stella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

On our Eastern Mediterranean cruise, we had a port day in Chania, Crete and wanted to do something different. Being "foodies" we booked a cooking class. Diktynna travel was able to fit the class into our tight schedule (arrival at 7am and departure at 3pm). Anna met us in the port and took us on a lovely tour of the Venetian harbour and the market before we got down to work at the 400 year old farmhouse that was our outdoor classroom. Stella, our teacher was patient with us and showed us how to make delicious home-style Cretan cuisine. Dakos, Kalitsounia pies, Stuffed Vegetables, Stew lamb with wine, Garden Greens Salad and Greek Yogurt with Stewed cherries were on the menu (along with Greek red and white wines and grappa) and we ate it all al fresco. Along with a copy of all the recipes, we received a lovely bag of some of the ingredients we used to prepare the food so that we can cook at home. Many thanks, Diktynna Travel, Anna and Stella for a wonderful day in Crete!

Visited August 2013
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“Chania and Almiryda Bay - soak up the atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The area of NW Crete, from the lovely Almirida Bay, up to and including Chania, seem to offer everything I look for in a relaxing holiday. Lovely welcoming people, beautiful beaches, super little tavernas serving delicious food, low cost of living/eating out, interesting sights and cities. What more could one ask of a holiday?

In the depths of winter, I give myself a lift by remembering long lingering lunches at a table on the edge of the beach, with the water lapping near my feet. Heaven!

Visited September 2012
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“A visit to Chania and surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My wife and I have just returned from 11 days on Crete. We have spent our holidays in a small village of Platanias, near Chania. This was our second time on Crete, but the first time on the western side of the island. Our general impression is that it is much more interesting than the eastern part. The city of Chania is an attractive combination of the influences of various occupying powers, which have been there for centuries. The old port of Chania reminded me of Venice, and to a lesser extent of the island of Mykonos. The lighthouse was orriginally built by the Arabs. The beaches in Platanias, between Platanias and Chania,and further to the south and west (Elafonissi, Fallasarna) are perfect and absolutely anyone can swim and enjoy. It is rather hot, but humidity is low, so it can easily be supported. Besides, there is always a weak wind, but when it stops...it becomes truly hot. If you like history, do not miss to go to Faistos,where the famous disk was found a century ago. Beware, it is beautiful, but very hot on the archaeological site. Unfortunately, the museum in Iraclion is closed.. The food is excellent,everybody is kind and speaks at least some English. Compared to Santorini, the prices are reasonable. If you love the film "Zorba the Greek" - the last 5-6 minutes of the film were shot on the beach in the village of Stavros near Chania.

Visited July 2012
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