Central Market – Chania, Crete – Photo

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On the edge of the old town in Chania on the island of Crete is a large indoor market (or Agora) which is popular with locals and fun for tourists, especially photographers. The market was modeled after the market in Marseilles and was built in 1913.


Even when I don’t have a camera, markets are some of my favorite places to visit on my travels. The noise, color and clutter of markets are irresistible to me. When all that is accompanied by great food you can buy that is really just a bonus.


This being Greece, olives, olive oil, wine, fish, and cheese are among the food you can find here. You might also notice the honey. If it is dessert and you can put honey on it you can bet the Greeks will. Once you have baklava as a national dessert can anything be called “too sweet”?


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

6 Responses to “Central Market – Chania, Crete – Photo”



Oh, I miss Crete! And the markets! And the food! Thanks for the instant transport!



Ohhhh those cheeses and olives look heavenly. Crete is a place I would so love ot go to, I only made it as far as Paros which is miles away.

Abi from Inside the Travel Lab


I love visiting markets as well – so many signs of life. I really like your header, by the way: “travel for the love of it.”



i miss u chania i had a great time i can,t wait to came and see u again



It is indeed a great market. And looking at the pictures it does not seem to have changed that much over the years. At least this is my view: http://askan.biz/2014/04/21/market-hall-chania-island-of-crete-greece/

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