Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Panormos, Crete (7)


Last morning - a walk down to the harbour before we finished packing.

We met Maria from Philloxenia on the way.

A last look at the church...

...and views from the harbour breakwater.

Time for one last dip inth pool

Finally a few viewsfrom the coach on the way back to Chania Airport. First Rethymno - the town grew when the Venetian conquerors of the island decided to put an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania.The Venetians created a harbour, built extensive fortifications - including the impressive Fortezza which still dominates the town today. The town was was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1646 and was ruled by them for almost three centuries.

We then continued along the coast round Suda Bay and past the Suda Bay War Cemetery (in the centre of the picture below.

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