Chania for a Day (or Eternity)

Old Port Chania -Παλιό Λιμάνι Χανιά.jpg

It said to be the most beautiful city of Crete and in the top5 of Greece in general. I agree and I can only note that  from the moment you land your foot in Chania, you somehow feel more peaceful. A feeling that somehow lasts for all the time you stay in its magical field. As if the problems bothering you could silent or even stop existing. Life in Chania rolls calmer, quieter and more humane.

Where to go :
Blue Pizzas : a special pizzeria / bar,  the pear, prosciutto, blue cheese pizza may not be your cup of tea at first sight, but in the end you will admit her deliciousness

Bazaki mini bar : Bazaki (which means “little jar” in Greek) it’s really a mini bar. It may fit maximum 12 people, but its warm and friendly atmosphere will justify you. In the summer you can seat outside too.

Bororo: in the old harbor drink one piece of cool and dapper cocktail, in the coolest glasses, while listening to the coolest of cool melodies

Koukouvagia : (meaning owl) it’s out and above Chania, offering you one of the most marvelous sights of Chania. You will discover there owl figures in the most unrespectable café’s places. In the summer drink your coffee along with its famous lemon pies and in the winter try an igloo ( pannacotta with caramel , chocolate and cookies , see below)

Old Port Chania -Παλιό Λιμάνι Χανιά, Φάρος.jpg
Old Port Chania -Παλιό Λιμάνι Χανιά
Old city, Chania - Παλιά Πόλη, Χανιά.jpg
Old city, Chania - Παλιά Πόλη, Χανιά.jpg
Κουκουβάγια Χανιά - Koukouvagia, Chania.jpg
Χανιά - Chania at night.jpg

Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

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She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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