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Mercato Agora di Chania

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Address: Odos (via) Hatzi Michali Yannari, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Bargains abound

After several other Greek cruise ports, Chania was our final one on the cruise. Shopping in the agora was charming, fairly low hassle and overall pleasant. We found the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After several other Greek cruise ports, Chania was our final one on the cruise. Shopping in the agora was charming, fairly low hassle and overall pleasant. We found the prices to be be some of the cheapest of the whole cruise. We bought some spices, clothes and other standard tourist stuff. My wife got two dresses for the same price... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

You can buy everything in the center of Chania, both in the Market Hall and in many of the small roads in the center. Everything means: Tourist-Junk, expensive jewelry, food, ceramic, leather stuff, clothes, ect. ect. If you have shopping interest, you can use hours here.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

You can find everything here. First stop the bakery immediately to your left. The owner studied in the UK. Try his wonderful griissinis Cretan style. Everything freshly made and delicious. Best market for cooking herbs and Malitera (Mountain Tea from Crete). Wines, olive oil soaps in attractive gift packaging. Fake perfumes. Donkey and cat designs on everything from tea towels... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

It's compact but it is a maze of jumbled noisy streets, headed in a npredictable directions. A map is of reduced value and our GPS didn't work. Some bargains some junk. The Central Market building in the shape of a cross is a splendor of foods and goods

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is an excellent place for souvenirs, food and local produce. Look for the Biolea orange or lime oil in a couple of the shops. Good small restaurants and souvenirs.

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Mercato Agora main building has shops catering to fresh fish from the region, as well as Greek pastries and restaurants. You also can shop for souvenirs here. The entrance from the busses is from the front. If you walk out the back and wind your way through the shops, you will eventually arrive at the harbor with many restaurants serving... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This sprawling, covered municipal market of Chania, which consists of a large building of 4,000 square meters, is located in the heart of the city, and is the focal point for further explorations. It was competed in 1913. Unfortunately, my spouse and I had a short period of time to take in this amazing place while visiting Chania on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We travelled from platanissi by bus to chania town centre. We were really glad we visit chania as we found some really nice markets which had some great offers for souvenirs and had some great leather stores which we found some Bargain's. Their is plenty of restaurant's with plenty of choice of dishes for everyone too. You could easily spend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

O.k. this market place isn't La Boqueria (Barcelona) or Mercado de San Miguel (Madrid) but it worths a visit.It is an interesting old construction located in the city center but most of the shops are touristic and a few of them are really food oriented.But the cheese marketplaces are divine! Do not leave without tasting cretan graviera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A tourist trap with not too much out of the ordinary, great selection of cheeses on the positive part. Hard to find a parking space,

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