Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno, Rethymnon

Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
The beating heart of Chania, Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno was once an important port. The Venetian shipyards still stand, but today they're home to hip restaurants and bars constructed to follow the curve of the harbor. The wide pathways around the harbor provide room for the crowds of visitors that come for romantic strolls near the water. A small mosque in the center hosts traveling vendors offering traditionally made handicrafts. Consider a stay at one of the many hotels with a view of the sea. Before you head to Rethymnon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rethymnon trip planner, to make sure you see all that Rethymnon has to offer, including Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno.
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  • Very nice area. Easy to walk to from the bus area at the park. So many different places with bars and restaurants.  more »
  • My advice about this beautiful harbour is go early. You will still get pestered by pushy waiters as you try to edge past them but not so much. In the evening they switch into overdrive and can become....  more »
  • Definitely visit this part of town. The best time is around sunset as the lighting adds to the ambiance. Walk around the harbour and round the the lighthouse. The views are beautiful. Expect some...  more »
  • The restaurants are very nice if not a bit pricey . The high pressure sales are a bit annoying . If your prepared to take a wander there are many other places to eat that offer the same , without the view of course , at a more respectable price .
  • Nice view, but a tourist trap.
  • Pleasant surroundings as per harbours go, just too many restaurant workers pestering you to eat/drink at their establishment.
  • One of the most picturesque spots of the town.
  • Lovely atmosphere plenty of restaurants friendly staff

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