Watching the sun rise this far South has a magical quality that is hard to explain. Crete is the southern end of Europe, it is the closest European Region to the equator and almost equidistant from mainland Europe (110 km). The sun comes up at around 5:45 AM and sets at about 9PM. Crete is Greece's largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean basin
The bonus, we are almost alone exploring a town asleep and silent at this time of day. We get to see every little nook and crany often obstructed by people and carts during the day. Hania, old and new is quite spectacular, and the narrow streets are reminiscent of Victorian London or the old "West Village" in Manhattan. Quaint comes to mind.
Breakfast is a little late today, we eat on our balcony to figure out what we want on the agenda for today. Shall we try to do some shopping (the Euro is not my favorite currency) and explore more of the shops behing the square. Let's just go walking until lunch. Then let's visit the museums.
You also get a few pictures of an exploration/dig in the middle of Hania behind the wall, where they found a Minoan site/enclave. The folks at the Museum of Antiquities sent us there.
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