Chania – The Town in my Heart

This is all I want...

By Giannis Thimianos

- 28/06/2024

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It is 29 years since I came to this beautiful town of Chania, from my country Norway and my hometown Oslo. I never regretted it one day! First I stayed for 5 1⁄2 years in the smaller town of Sitia on the west side of the island. I first came out to Crete in 1983 as a young mother of 25 with my daughter of 2.

THIS TOWN HAS EVERYTHING THAT I WANT…

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Beautiful buildings, churches, the lighthouse, parks, history, beaches, nature, mountains and hills. I can swim in the sea all year round, in January I can swim and look up at the snow covered mountains blinking in the sunshine at the same time! For me the size is perfect. I like the fact that people know me and who I am married to, and greet me, but don’ t interfere in my life! Here I found the love of my life, but that was after I choose this place all by myself. I have all I need here: Culture, music, theater, cinema, dance and all kinds of festivals.

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This town is also full of voluntary organizations and helpful Greeks. For me personally, the most important is this: NATURE. Chania is my place, the best place, it has 50 peeks over 2000 meters in the wonderful White Mountains!! I have been up on about 25 over 1000, and 5 over 2000.

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I also will recommend E 4, this nice walking trail that goes all around the South coast. It gives fantastic possibility to walk all over the island, both in Chania, Rethimno. I never get tired of walking on this beautiful trail and the Sunday walks with the mountain club EOS. All these beaches, hills, mountains, and all these exciting gorges.

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The people, the nature, culture, food and history mixed together gives me what I need. Of course family also is very important for me. I have my husband here, my three daughters have chosen my home country Norway, but this is were they have their roots, were they belong. I love this town with all my heart, I feel so blessed to have found it, and made it my home all those years!

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My neighbourhood is Splantzia, with its church and the harbour close by!

Giannis Thimianos

Owner & Founder, fabulouscrete.com

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