Hello dear readers,

As you’ll have already guessed that’s my first blog post. So, my name is Dena, I’m a chemical engineering student and I love to travel.  This is my first attempt on making a travel blog that I hope will inspire you or even persuade you to explore places that you’ve never been to.

Places that are next to you or places that you always wanted to visit but you kept putting it back. I can’t even begin to describe you my surprise when I realized that the island that I was visiting every summer since I was born had so many places to see and I had only been to one of them. 20 whole years in just one part of it. And even if  driving to the next village doesn’t sound to you like travelling, I have come to the conclusion that travelling isn’t about distance.  It’s about making yours, new images, different senses, even scents and meeting new people or hearing other idioms of your own language.

That’s why I decided this year to visit new places in Crete, the Greek island that I come from and have yet to know.

Crete is the biggest Greek island and the fifth largest island of the Mediterranean sea. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was once the centre of the Minoan civilization(c. 2700–1420 BC), which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.

Crete, Greece

I come from a village in the western part of the island, called Voulgaro, which is close to Chania the second one of the principal cities and one of the most beautiful and picturesque.IMG_8084

One of the best walks in Chania is at the old port. The lights, the colourful old buildings, the people’s voices and just getting lost inside the little alleys make Chania my perfect summer destination.

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You can never say that you have seen all of it and that’s why I keep going back there every summer. Meeting new people, especially locals who will make it sure that you’ll get to know their culture and traditions is one of the best experience.

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I think I want to keep my first post small and you in suspense (lol :D) so….

….to be continued!