27/12/2017

Winter walk around Chania with some unexpected surprises.

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Western Crete and the town of Chania is best known as a Summer destination. With its amazing beaches, enjoyable nightlife, food for the entire family and leisure and safe environment.

But during Winter, life doesn’t stop for us locals living here throughout the entire year.

And when as a family we want to take a stroll downtown, after work, in the middle of the holidays, this is what Chania looks like.

December 26th 2017. The day after Christmas. The day Santa Run takes place. Lots of fun and with many people dressed as Santa. Everywhere you go, you end up seeing groups of red-dressed festive participants.

The Venetian harbor now mostly shut down, has some cafes and restaurants still open.

The best part of the evening was the play for children we ran into by mistake. It happened to start just as we walked by the Mediterranean Center of Architecture. A theatrical play with storytelling for children. They portrayed and told the story of two Kalikantzarakia. Actually very pleasant for us adults too.

And just outside the city of Chania, CAM and the University of Crete had created an animation on the wall of the opposing Neorio.

This turned into an evening playground after the play.

All in all a great Tuesday evening walk.

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