I'm living in Chalepa, Crete and have written a bit about Chalepa on the online newspaper Crete Gazette. I have more photos I'll try to post soon.
Chalepa, an area of Chania next to the sea with a view each evening of gorgeous sunsets, is no longer a place for grazing sheep or farming.
During the first ten years of the New Millennium the transition of Chalepa from a farming community to an urban suburb has come to an end.
The complete change of Chalepa from a quiet neighborhood of stately homes next to large fields has been accomplished and Chalepa has a different personality these days.
In a way this was a lucky change for my family as we were able to live in a modern house in a quiet, beautiful corner of Chalepa, yet still have easy access to the city. How quickly life can change! Ten years ago we enjoyed privacy because we lived on a dead end road and the southern and eastern sides of the house looked out onto views of nature, now we are surrounded by buildings and live at the corner of a paved intersection.
For the rest of the story please visit the following link.