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“Beauty and History” 5 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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Athens, Greece
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“Beauty and History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

For lovers of beauty and history, the Harbor is the place to go. The hustle and bustle of shops and restaurants on one side, and the quieter, more reflective side, with places to walk and historical features to visit. It's the best of both worlds!

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just the location for a romantic break. Probably not ideal for children of the "I'm bored" variety or anyone with mobility problems.

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Kryvyy Rih, Ukraine
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“Hania or CHANIA in Greek Old Venetian Harbour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I spent 7 years of my life in and around Hania.The Old Venetian Harbour is where I worked often eat regular and spent many happy hours exploring in and around the harbour area.For visitors it is maybe the number one area to eat,shop,fish,relax and even stay as there are some beautiful hotels and pensions depending on how much you want to pay. The harbour area is formed by 3 different countries,Turkish quarter,Venetian quarter and the Jewish quarter.I advise anyone young and old to spend some time looking around these areas where there is much beauty and of course history. You will find may places to eat in this area but I advise you to go to the area of the harbour where you find the fishing boats. you will find the freshest and best sea food here plus pork, lamb (often spelt lamp) chicken,great salads(the best,BIG) and good local wine and of course all the local Cretan dishes which are known for being the healthiest food in the world. there is a mixture of restaurants and tavernas,myself I prefer the tavernas as everything is cooked fresh that day,and you may have to wait 20 minutes or so if you choose fish as its cooked to order.I could tell you where to eat but I think thats unfair you must make your own choice. I now you will love Crete,especially Hania,The locals are friendly & kind but please remember you are a guest in thier country so respect thier customs as they are usually very religious and most of the time you will see only the man looking after the tables. Usually the wives are at home,but not allways as times are changing in Greece too. Go once to Chania and you will return,You will also love it like me.Happy holidays.

Visited March 2013
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Moscow City, Russia
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“No 1 must see place in Chania”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

So, as it was already written in Lonely Planet guide the best time to go is an early morning, confirmed

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“Truly Wondeful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Visited the harbour purely to look at the sites etc. Walked the harbour wall which gives you a wonderful view of the harbour buildings and restaurants and also the views out to sea. Also took a walk into the town from the centre of the harbour and explored the variety of shops; mostly aimed for tourists but very interesting all the same.
Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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