May 09, 2024

May 7 - Chania, Greece

We arrive in Chania on schedule at about 10:00 AM. There are about 40 bus loads of passengers taking shore excursions, Many of the remaining passengers line up to take a shuttle bus into the center of town. The line extends for a quarter of a mile in an out of the terminal and down the pier to the ship.

Fortunately our excursion to a winery doesn't leave until after noon.  We wait on the ship, and by the time we disembark, the pier is nearly empty.

The drive to the winery takes us through town up into the hills over very narrow roads. In some places I don't think there is room for a motorcycle in the opposite lane.

The winery is fairly young, maybe 15 years old. The grounds are beautiful, the wine and food was good. Not a large winery, the annual production is about 180,000 bottles.

Chania is also the home of a large NATO naval base. Today there are at least a dozen warships, the largest being an aircraft carrier.

The weather is perfect. Sunny, mid 70's, with a light breeze. One could not ask for it to be any better.  We pass on a repeat of a headliner we saw last week, just a little time in Boleros.

Tomorrow we are headed to Mykonos