Synagogue Cafe in Chania
We've found a lovely new late-night after dinner cafe to go to in town - the Synagogue Cafe.
It isn't actually in the old Synagogue itself, but is next door to it in the backstreets behind the Konaki restaurant where we had our first ever meal out in Chania, and this year where I had my first beer boot of the season.
Claire read about the cafe in one of the free guides that we pick up from time to time, so we thought we'd check it out after dinner the other week. It was amazing.
It is inside the shell of an old Venetian building, taken up four old rooms. It has been beautifully lit, so that with the moonlight and the ambient lighting it is really cosy and friendly. It is completely open to the elements, and there are even trees growing inside it.
The play laid-back lounge music, and it has a really nice atmosphere.
Being very British still, we typically turn up just as it opens, around 10pm, and leave just as the party is really getting going. Because it is difficult to find in the back-streets, the crowd are almost exclusively Greek.
We love it - it is just a shame we found it so late in the season. We guess, as there don't seem to be any blinds or shutters in the building, that it must close for winter.