Exploring Chania With A Stiff Back!

Falassarna Beach, Chania, Crete

Our third day in Crete started with me sliding out of the bed because I couldn’t get up with my stiff back. This is very normal for me, stiff neck and stiff back are the bane of my existence. I get it very randomly and for very varied reasons. During this time, I believe it’s the air conditioning unit blasting 18C air right on my back the whole night. I set it up that way because it was too hot so it’s actually my fault but because of that stupidity, I had to suffer that entire day.

I walked around Chania’s Old Town early that morning before our friends woke up from their slumber. I thought the warm heat of the sun would help my back as well to defrost from the cold air it suffered the night before. I love walking around Greek Old Towns and I specially like doing it on my own. When The Greek Mister and I travel together, I normally explore the area while he drinks his beer in a taverna where I’ll meet him after I’ve taken enough photos to last me this lifetime and next. I take so many photos when I walk around and I don’t want to be slowed down by someone else and vice versa so most of these explorations are a welcome treat for both The Greek Mister and I, it’s our own me-time when we travel.

I love the Old Town of Chania, it’s a mix of Greek, Venetian and Ottoman architecture. The narrow alleyways are a delight to explore, I can spend the whole day there and not be bored with all the things I’ll discover at every turn.

I met The Greek Mister and our friends at a taverna by the Venetian port when they finally woke up. We had a leisurely breakfast and by leisurely I meant 2 hours. After the meal, we all went back to the hotel to freshen up and started our 1hr drive towards our beach of the day – Falassarna. It’s a very long stretch of beach but I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. To be completely honest though, I was grumpy the entire time because I was suffering from the pain of my stiff back.

Falassarna Beach, Chania, Crete

We went to Kissamos afterwards for dinner, we thought we’ll have seafood that night for a change. We chose a taverna by the sea and unfortunately, it wasn’t a very good choice so I’d rather not name it here. One tip when you’re in Greece and looking for a place to eat, a taverna which focuses on just meat or seafood will always serve the best dishes. That is of course based on our experience. If a taverna serves both meat and seafood, rest assure that it’s a taverna for tourists and not for the locals hence the price will be higher and the quality of food won’t be that good. And that was the case in the taverna we chose at Kissamos but at least the sunset view from there was good.

We went back to our hotel after dinner to freshen up and get ready to go out for the night. We went to Kibar, a 16th century Catholic monastery converted into a bar. The courtyard in the middle of the bar created a unique atmosphere, I later learned that it’s one of the most popular bars to go to in Chania – explained why it was so packed and crowded that night. They do great cocktails so I’ll definitely recommend it. K and I, the two ladies in the group went back to our hotel earlier, we just don’t have that much stamina anymore for drinks like the alcoholic men does. When I went to bed that night, I can only wish that the stiff back will be gone when morning comes because we’re going to a very special place the next day.

On a different note, a lot of people have been asking me what camera I use for photos and videos and you’ll all be surprised that it’s just a camera phone. I am using Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro which is amazing! Camera’s wonderful, the memory’s huge and the battery lasts the whole day even if it’s being used constantly. Here’s a link where you can buy this phone from: Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Single-SIM) 128GB BLA-L09 SIM-Free 4G Smartphone (Titanium Grey). Just to remind you, if you do buy it from this link I’ll get a small commission from it at no extra charge to you. Thank you in advance if you do decide to buy it from my link. 🙂

Here’s a short video of our Cretan holiday:


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