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Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
A remnant of the Venetian rule in Crete, Old Venetian Harbor sits at the heart of Chania's old town. Although this part of the city suffered massive damage during the bombing raids of World War II, the medieval harbor remains one of the most picturesque urban districts on the island. This old waterfront neighborhood contains some of Crete's finest Venetian mansions, restored and upgraded in the last few decades to accommodate boutique hotels, trendy restaurants, and elegant bars. The remains of the Venetian city walls frame a network of narrow backstreets extending from the harbor, where you can often find local artisans selling handmade crafts. Using our world travel planner, Chania Town attractions like Old Venetian Harbor can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A wonderful trip down memory lane. I worked in this hotel in the late 70's I went back to see if and how Chania had changed. Its still THE most beautiful of the islands but it got a lot smarter and fa...  read more »
  • If you walk into the streets from the Harbor to get to experience very nice atmosphere with picturesque restaurants and shops, a bit too much tourist restaurants at the port, but the tourist boats are worth going out with.
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  • If you are in the area this is a must. The architecture and ambience is beautiful. Many places to stop for a drink or food and take it all in. Don't be persuaded by pushy staff. Pick one you like the ...  read more »
  • Nice romantic place to view the beautifull sunset. When you are here try restaurant To Karnagio in the old harbor!
  • Great place for a romantic dinner....!
  • Very beautiful place especially during sunset and after that. There a plenty of shops, restaurants and bars are around in this area.
  • Sit in one of the café's, sip a beer and watch the world parading by. Lovely setting (do eat a street or two behind the harbour though; better and cheaper).
  • Magnificent view
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