October 28th is a national holiday in Greece. It is the day that (in 1940) the then dictator, Metaxas, said 'NO' to an ultimatum from Mussolini, demanding the occupation of Greek territory. When the Italians invaded, the Greek army counter-attacked, effectively pushing them out by December of the same year. Now we have celebrations and a national parade every October 28th.

On a lighter note, all the shops were closed today, so we took advantage of this day off and headed to a small tavern, hidden in the woods, about a half hour outside of Chania.

We made a pit stop to pick some oranges right off of the trees....
A little sour tasting, because they're not ready to be picked yet, but tasty tree freshness all the same!

We saw some snails playing (er... more like sleeping) in a sage plant, and crawling about on on a stone.

We saw them (the snails) just outside this beautiful, but abandoned, church that we took a little detour to.

I liked it so much that I tried to find a way in, but it  was blocked off. I could see inside though and there were still some old icons on the pillars in the centre, and some old wooden pews thrown about.

On the way back to Chania, we got to take in this gorgeous view. 

What did you do today?

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