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Old Venetian Harbor

Akti Tompazi, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Akti Tompazi, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic view with crashing waves and a very walkable wall out to the see. It is a must visit when in Chania. Takes about 20 minutes to get from Old Town.

Thank CMGroovy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only had a few hours in Chania and decided that we would stroll all the way around the harbor was in the morning so was quieter but still had a bit of bustle to it. Beautiful all around and even had a quick dip in...More

Thank OM12334
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow just amazing scene and so chilled and relaxing but with a great night life too you can get everything you need here gifts and trinkets to take home great restaurants g8ving you some wonderful food or just sit and chill with a drink and...More

Thank cherrybee73
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an awesome harbor. Beautiful buildings, great atmosphere. It fun to walk around and see everything. There are a lot of people who will try to sell you glass bottom boat tours, we did do one and it was a lot of fun. They...More

Thank Yellow V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful clean and vibrant harbour with a massive choice of places to eat and drink. Take a horse and landou ride or just sit and watch the world go by. The little narrow back streets offer a lovely shopping experience. A must visit destination when...More

Thank gillyannhirst
Reviewed 3 days ago

Paid 30 euros for half hour horse and carriage tour of the old town much of which traced the Old Venetian harborside. You get great views of the harbors, the lighthouse, Firkas fortress, Hassam Pascha mosque, restaurants and cafes along Akti Kountourioti as well as...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The harbor and area is beautiful at all times, but nighttime was definitely my favorite. At sunset and on weekends it is packed and the hassling often gets to be a bit much.

Thank WanderingShishik
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is really the focal point in Chania: when you get lost, just head to the harbour, reestablish your bearings and find somewhere for lunch/ dinner and watch the world go by!

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like most harbours with several restaurants, that will do,that will do,what else it's the same in many places of similar scenery,full of junk shops and restaurants with catalogue food

Thank coirner
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent location with sunsets to die for. Great views and walks with delightful restaurants and bars - enjoy!

Thank Malcolm H
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Kristie F
It is raining SO hard in Platanias right now!! It is meant to be rubbish all day tomorrow too!!! Booooo. Advice please? What can we do where can we go? Going out of our minds in the villa! Thanks xx
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Wendy C | Reviewed this property |
Lots of museums and stunning churches in Chania Town centre , you can get the bus there and back direct from Platanias. We are still on Crete and have suffered the same weather. If you've transport you can travel up to the... More
What is the easiest way to get there? Car hire? taxi? Coach?
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Martin D | Reviewed this property |
I drove and parked in the underground multi story car park at the top of the old town by Zara. It cost me 8 euro And was very easy
can I take a day trip to santorini
June 19, 2016|
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Response from museumkatie | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to find a ferry line that runs Chania-Santorini, but it's at least a four hour ferry ride each way.