Chania Venetian Lighthouse, Chania Town

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Chania Venetian Lighthouse is located in Chania Town. Before you head to Chania Town, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Chania Town trip planner , to make sure you see all that Chania Town has to offer, including Chania Venetian Lighthouse.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Over 5 centuries stands the lighthouse of the old harbour of Chania. The lighthouse that has become the city's recognition throughout the world. Its history is connected with the history of the port. In 1212 ad, the Venetians occupied Crete. Then they decided to build a new city on the ancient Kydonia (today's Chania).
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a nice walk to do during sunset or sunrise but in the middle of the day it is way too hot for it. The views are beautiful though. You must be careful as the walk is very rocky and has many sta...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We made several visits to the Centre of Chania, one day decided to take a walk to the lighthouse. With us was a child 3 years old and buggy. Walk very much, but surely it is better to make a visit to the lighthouse during daylight hours. The road is flat in places, sometimes cobblestone. There are many outlets for beautiful photography, especially at sunset. In water you can see a lot of fish and small crabs. As a result, the child ran himself, carrying the stroller folded. Round-trip walk itself takes minutes 30-40 minimum.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Beautiful ocean views on one side and views of the town on the other. If you enjoy lighthouses, this is one you need to visit.
  • April 18, 2017
    Great view around the light house. Wear adequate footwear. Path leading to the light house is rough and full of sharp stones.
  • March 27, 2017
    I haven't been inside but it's a lovely lighthouse at the end of a beautiful pier. Worth having a look.
  • August 30, 2016
    Do not be bored people. It's around 500-600m of extra walking to reach to the end where the lighthouse is. The view from that side is magnificent. Make sure you wear sneakers because the path is rough on several places and your feet might get hurt.
  • September 20, 2016
    Great view. The road to the lighthouse is "bumpy" so you should wear a shoes ~700 m to get there. The view when sun goes down is really amazing.

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Many package tourists on Crete stay in comfortable hotels outside Chania Town, though this lively seaport offers accommodations ranging from inexpensive hostels to five-star resorts. If you too prefer to stay out of town, consider one of the surrounding area's well-appointed villas and apartments, which provide secure parking and access to private outdoor spaces. Stick to the city's harbor area for fine shopping and dining, or check out the old town's boutique hotels for good atmosphere, friendly service, and proximity to sandy beaches.
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