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Mercato Agora di Chania

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Address: Odos (via) Hatzi Michali Yannari, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Beware that disabled parking is very limited. Fascinating market and old town full of alleys and shops selling Cretan products.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

On our travels around Chania old town, we visted this market that was built in 1913.We bought herb's,olive oil soap and some tourist stuff, but you can buy cheeses,pastries sweet,s drinks, ouzo, hats, belts and lace, even sit and have something to eat.You can also buy meat,fish,all sorts of souvenirs, kid's clothes.Clean,and easy to walk around.there is a Cash machine,some... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beware that disabled parking is very limited. Fascinating market and old town full of alleys and shops selling Cretan products.

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Athens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A place no one should miss when visiting Chania. It has everything, regarding food. Cretan products like cheese of all kinds from fresh to mature cheese, olives, olive oil, wine, raki, herbs, and quite a few little taverns with excellent food, favorite being Agapinis Tavern. It is located on the right side of the "cross" of the building, it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed wondering through the markets shops in Chania old town. Sellers are mostly not pushy but friendly. There's great leather stores, crockery and kitchenware, olive oil products, jewellery and more. Of course you can find usual tourist nonsense too! But give yourself a couple of hours to wander around and you can find some great souvenirs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this market. We waited to get to Crete to buy olive oil which is what we wanted to bring home because we noticed a lot of the bottled oils were produced in Crete. We found a small olive oil shop operated by a lovely woman who offered free tastings of her family's oil. It was the only merchant... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I love the Chania market there is such a variety , it's just beautiful plus you see all local people with traditional clothing it's just great. Don't forget to buy leather shoes and cheese

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Smelling a little bit bad. A lot of people their Nothing to worth to visit the market Prefer souvenirs from the small shops around the harbor Visit if you want to buy sausages, cheese or fish

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had been on the cruise ship for over 12 days and this was our last Greek port before getting to Venus. We took a bus from the port and it took 10-15 minutes and included the return trip for free. On a cruise, you must make sure you get back in time.The bus trip was nice and I took... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

After several other Greek cruise ports, Chania was our final one on the cruise. Shopping in the agora was charming, fairly low hassle and overall pleasant. We found the prices to be be some of the cheapest of the whole cruise. We bought some spices, clothes and other standard tourist stuff. My wife got two dresses for the same price... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

You can buy everything in the center of Chania, both in the Market Hall and in many of the small roads in the center. Everything means: Tourist-Junk, expensive jewelry, food, ceramic, leather stuff, clothes, ect. ect. If you have shopping interest, you can use hours here.

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