The boat arrives at Hania - or rather, Souda - at 6:00 a.m. This gives you the chance to see the old town and its Venetian harbour at the best possible moment, when the sun rises over the hill, dyeing the proud mansions and the tranquil sea with a deep red colour. Until about 10:00 or 11:00 a.m., the time that tourists begin to wake, the town has an enchanting, serene feeling about it. This is your best chance to get a taste of the daily life of the locals. For the best taste - metaphorically as well as literally - go to the Town Market. It is a closed cross-shaped gallery that houses over 70 food stores, among them many with fresh fruit produced locally. You will also find meat, dairy products, bread, legumes, and anything else you need. The Town Market was built in the beginning of the century, following the demolition of the main rampart at the south of the city wall and the filling of the moat before it with rubble. Behind it is a park with benches and some coffee shops favoured by the locals. After you are through with the market, you could come here and take a rest.