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All reviews light house nice walk mole old town harbour wall photo opportunities watch the sunset take photos path landmark sea egyptians tower pier breakwater structure stroll
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Apparently the lighthouse is the oldest in Europe if not the world - well that’s what our guide said! It’s said to date from around 1535!!! And was built by the Egyptians. It was definitely worth the walk around the harbour to actually see it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank themanstar
Reviewed 7 January 2019

My husband and I enjoyed seeing the lighthouse at different times of day... Its architecture is interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Our kids (almost 3 and 6) loved the walk. It was a little challenging walking on the wall but they liked the adventure with splashing waves

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gwenda79
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

It was a stormy day when we visited the lighthouse, instead of walking the slippery path we decided to observe from across the harbor. The lighthouse and harbor was originally build by the Venetian and later restored by Egyptians. It is the oldest existing lighthouse...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ITYU
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Depending on whether or not the rocks are wet - and what you;re wearing on your feet - or carrying - it can be a bit of a struggle to get all the way out to the lighthouse itself. The pictures are better from afar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 18 December 2018

To get to the lighthouse is quite a walk on the breakwater, take a jacket when the wind is up. Where trainers or sport shoes, the rocks can be a bit slippery. its been there for 100's of years, very cool site to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CHSBangkok
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Walk to this spot is ideal for people who need refuge of pushy harbour, you have mini Venice on your palm to watch from a safe distance. We spent 40 minutes just watching beautiful architecture, awesome!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe G
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

There isn't that much to it, but it's a nice walk in the port and a beautiful view into the harbour and it's buildings at day and night time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiviaRedo
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

There are few places we've been where initial surprise gives way to amazement. The Old Town of Chania is one such place. We'd heard about its Venetian architecture and labyrinth streets but you have to be there to appreciate its atmosphere and charm. Although nowadays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

It is a decent walk out but it is actually prettier from the old town I think. Beyond that there is not much too it. I don’t think there is a way to get in it or anything.

Date of experience: November 2018
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20 March 2015|
Response from Tony S |
Fifteen minutes at the most, it's a short distance for an able bodied walker.