Organically Greek: A brave new world – Nea Hora (Νέα Χώρα Χανίων)

On a recent walk through the old town of Hania, I came across a part of the Venetian wall encircling the town which is connected with refugee history. The long black markings on this part of the wall, on the western side near the outskirts the old town, approaching the suburb of Nea Hora, were made by the iron hooks that were nailed into the wall for the makeshift accommodation that housed the refugees from the 1922 population exchange. This is where the refugees set up temporary homes, camping out in this area until they were allotted land where they could…

Source: Organically Greek: A brave new world – Nea Hora (Νέα Χώρα Χανίων)

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2 thoughts on “Organically Greek: A brave new world – Nea Hora (Νέα Χώρα Χανίων)

    • Yes! I know that stretch of wall and Nea Chora well so it it was fascinating to learn how it was built up. I’ve been inside one of the smallest cottages which was lived in by a friend, who had grown up in Australia, and her two daughters. It was where her father had been born. Sadly, this friend went back to Australia and as she is a talented hairdresser as well as a lovely lady, I really miss her!

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