Crete, Greece’s largest island, stretches out along the bottom of the Aegean and anyone interested in getting to know the country must include some time there. Azamara Pursuit calls at Chania, Crete’s second largest city. For more than 400 years the city was controlled by Venice
, and a decidedly Italian look survives in its historic center to this day. Many museums and historic buildings are all within walking distance of the harbor, while Azamara’s Villages of Crete shore excursion
provides glimpses of rural life with stops at Gavalochori and Georgioupolis. Back in town, the Local Artist and Greek Mezes excursion provide an introduction to the works of famed sculptor Nikos Dermitzakis, as well as a walking tour
of Chania’s historic streets, before you sit down with the artist himself to share some mezes and ouzo.