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“Charming but a bit touristy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Venetian Harbor

Old Venetian Harbor
Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Small-Group Chania Old Town Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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“Charming but a bit touristy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Charming and picturesque but overrun by restaurants and annoying servers who constantly cajole you into their eateries. Despite the fact that it's a tourist trap, it's beautiful and reminiscent of Venice and other Italian harbors.

Visited June 2013
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“Don't miss it !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our trip to this picturesque harbor in early june was really very enjoyable ! The people were friendly.The food was good and just about everywhere you looked there was another picture to take. Make sure that you venture past the shops into the inner streets as this is where you will meet the locals. Have a drink and watch the sunset at one of the many tavernas here. A must to see while visiting crete.

Visited June 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Really quite touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The harbour was nice to look at and explore but the constant harrasment from people trying to get you to eat at their taverna was off putting. The harbour is pretty much lined with tavernas, but predictably the better ones are away from the seafront down the sidestreets. It's worth doing some exploring as the better shops are hidden away too. I especially recommend seeing the backstreets along the south side of the harbour.

We brought a stale loaf of bread to feed the fish in the harbour which was fun :)

Visited July 2013
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“Picture perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Atmospheric, picturesque, colourful and lovely taverna's around the harbour - sit and enjoy a sunset while having a drink or meal as a perfect way to end an evening. Personally I would avoid end June/July as it is really busy... May was perfect for getting around easy and taking in the sights

Visited June 2013
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“Chania Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Just loved it - Especially walk out to end of the Harbour and lighthouse. Lovely restaurants, lovely shops, and just a charming quaint town.

Visited June 2013
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