Venetian Harbour, Rethymnon

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The beating heart of Chania, Venetian Harbour 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. Put Venetian Harbour and other Rethymnon attractions into our Rethymnon itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Venetian Harbour is a cozy place and wortNice seafood in cozy restaurant to pay a visit to the numerous restaurants for dinner.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Small port in Venetian style. Not too big. Right smack in the middle of the city. Overloaded with fish restaurants. Pressure.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a lovely place but it is totally spoilt by restaurant staff jumping out on you and blocking your path as they try to get you to eat at their business. They all did it and as it us quite a smal...  more »

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Where to stay in Rethymnon

A growing number of visitors to Rethymnon choose to stay in one of the surrounding villages, where air-conditioned rooms near well-developed beaches cost considerably less than in the city itself. The elegant guesthouses just outside town provide a quiet night's sleep, as well as quick access to good shopping and dining options. If you prefer to stay in the thick of things, book a room near the city's Venetian port, a lively area that's just a walk away from the center's major attractions.
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