Old Venetian Harbor

Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town: Address, Old Venetian Harbor Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Venetian Harbor
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Matteo L
Italy9 contributions
Sep 2021
We stayed in Chania for 6 days.We had this waling routine every morning.Fresh air,coffee and something to eat is the best way to start your day!!!!
Written 15 January 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a beautiful and romantic harbor. We took a buggy ride around the harbor and town with a wonderful, friendly driver and guide and stopped to enjoy the ambience (and great food) at a local waterfront cafe. There is also a lot of history displayed for all to see. Take in the The Lighthouse of Chania built by the Venetians, the Vali Mosque from the Ottoman period and the Firka Venetian Fortress.
Written 18 December 2021
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tim brown
Chania Town, Greece45 contributions
Dec 2021
... OK , so in high season , the world and his wife are blocking your path along Chania's gorgeously scenic and romantic venetian Harbour , taking yet more photos of the 13th century lighthouse and causeway ...
So what ... YOU yourself did , on your first visit , gazing at this incredible view , as hundreds of thousands of travellers have done before you , for 700 years ...
... like the Taj Mahal , the Tower at Pisa , the Eiffel Tower , Venice's Grand Canal ( all of which I have been fortunate enough to visit ) , Chania's Venetian Harbour has to be experienced in person , for its full glory to be unfurled ...
... and then wander the back alleys of the Old Town ...
Chania .. Crete's jewel ...
... and the Venetian Harbour is the jewel in the crown of Chania ... !!
Written 13 December 2021
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA900 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
It is the master scene of chania, such a lovely ambiance and beutifull scene with shops and restaurants facing the bay. We enjoyedsitting on the one of the tables enjoyingthe view and watching people passing by.
Written 7 November 2021
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GBJ-Cookies
South Shields, UK1,187 contributions
Oct 2021
Arrived via the cruise terminal, were the buses line up to bring you the the Old Venetian Harbour.
A truly wonderful place with its many bars, restaurants and gift shops.
Take time to walk around to the lighthouse, although unfortunately when we visited the last few metres were roped off.
We arrived early morning and the place was quiet, but by early afternoon it was bustling and this was late in the season.
Written 4 November 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Sep 2021
The harbor was once busy with commercial vessels, but today it is home to pleasure boats, fishing boats, and excursion vessels, including a bright red submarine.

It is surrounded by cafes’, restaurants, shops, and hotels.
Written 1 November 2021
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Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada6,441 contributions
Oct 2021
A lovely town to walk around with ancient sites of note that are very interesting. Lots of reasonably priced restaurants, especially ones not right on the bay.
Written 31 October 2021
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woodie49
Brighton, UK661 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited Chania by taxi from our hotel in Gerani, 11km away. After spending a lot of time in the old town streets we walked along the port stopping for a drink before heading ringing to arrange a taxi back. We were dropped off by the baton as of course there are no vehicles in the old town. We also arrived early morning so had the old streets to ourselves, a good move as by the time we walked to the port midday, it was very busy. Its well worth a visit and our grandson was fascinated by the floating shops, especially the one with sponges.
Written 11 September 2021
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Tomer Elkayam
Kfar Saba, Israel141 contributions
Aug 2021
A wonderful and magical place.
Every building has its unique character.
The Historic atmosphere is so extraordinary.
Written 16 August 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY173 contributions
Jul 2021
We came to Chania off a cruise ship. While we stayed only for a day, we were impressed by the impressive constructions: the fortress, the dockyards and the walls. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops also!
Written 15 August 2021
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