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.

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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.

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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

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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

Wanderluster

Says:

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

Cate

Says:

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

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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.”

sam

Says:

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

Askan

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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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