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Stop At: Mulino Veneziano, Voukolies, Crete 73002 Greece
Voukolies is a village with great history and tradition, located 27 kilometers from the city of Chania. This place had always been widely known for the commercial activities of its inhabitants.
The bazaar of the Holy Friday is famous. It initially started as a trading organization, later it became a place of reunion of relatives and acquaintances from the surrounding villages and today it constitutes a special festival for Crete. It used to be a place where girls from the surrounding villages were getting there to meet their future husband.
The first references to the bazaar of Voukolies were made in the 19th century.
A famous monument at Voukolies is the Tower built by the Turks in 1866 in the southwest of the village. The Turks used it to consolidate their position and even until today you can see remnants of the Tower.
The residents of Voukolies are mainly occupied in agriculture and animal husbandry since the Valley of Tavronitis River, in which their village is built, is a really fertile place.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kandanos War Memorial, Market place In the center, beside Church of the Ascension, Kandanos, Crete 730 04 Greece
Kandanos, built in the place of ancient Kantanos built by the Dorians in 1,049 BC58 km. Many remarkable churches have been preserved since the Byzantine period, such as Agia Kyriaki, Michael Archangelos and Agia Anna in Anissaraki, 2 km from the village. In the Ottoman domination it was a center of generals, while in the modern history it suffered great destruction. On May 23, 1941, the villagers killed many Nazi Germans and they retaliated it in retaliation. They placed an inscription that survives to this day and says, "Here was Kandanos. Catecrated to seduce the murder of 25 Germans ". The city was built from the beginning after the end of the war.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Palaiochora Beach, Epar.Od. Strovlon-Paleochoras 28, Paleochora 730 01, Greece
Paleochora is a small town located 77 km south of Chania, at the southwest coastline of Crete and it’s built on a small peninsula of 400m width and 700m length. The town is set along 11 km of coastline bordering the Libyan Sea. Paleochora is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Kalamydi. It is the capital town of the municipality of Pelekanos and its population was 2213 in the 2001 census. Paleochora's economy is based on tourism and agriculture (mainly tomatoes cultivated in glass houses and also olive oil). It is a relaxing holiday destination since the early 1970s when it was popular with hippies. Paleochora is currently one of the fastest growing tourist towns on Crete.
Paleochora's wider area has crystal clear waters, well organised beaches, and beautiful isolated small anchorages. It is served by numerous hotels, restaurants, tavernas, cafés, bars, and nightclubs. Facilities in Paleochora include bank branches, a post office, a central telephone office, a health centre, doctor's offices, dentists, chemists, a police station, a coast guard and customs office, and many types of stores.
Duration: 3 hours