Old Venetian Harbor

Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town: Tickets, Tours, Address, Old Venetian Harbor Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Venetian Harbor
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woodie49
Brighton, UK651 contributions
Lovely place to visit, go early to avoid the crowds.
Aug 2021
We visited Chania by taxi from our hotel in Gerani, 11km away. After spending a lot of time in the old town streets we walked along the port stopping for a drink before heading ringing to arrange a taxi back. We were dropped off by the baton as of course there are no vehicles in the old town. We also arrived early morning so had the old streets to ourselves, a good move as by the time we walked to the port midday, it was very busy. Its well worth a visit and our grandson was fascinated by the floating shops, especially the one with sponges.
Written September 11, 2021
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Tomer Elkayam
Kfar Saba, Israel141 contributions
Historic and Megical Place (:
Aug 2021
A wonderful and magical place.
Every building has its unique character.
The Historic atmosphere is so extraordinary.
Written August 16, 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY156 contributions
Great place to spend the day!
Jul 2021
We came to Chania off a cruise ship. While we stayed only for a day, we were impressed by the impressive constructions: the fortress, the dockyards and the walls. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops also!
Written August 15, 2021
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DDO
8 contributions
Good place, miserable staff
Aug 2021 • Family
An interesting building but watch out for the miserable hag on the entry kiosk. She demanded passports for two children aged 10 and 14 even though the reduced ticket price is for those under 25’s, which they clearly are. There’s not much in it money wise so I paid for 4 adult tickets but it’s just the principle of dealing with such a miserable person. The interior exhibition was interesting nevertheless.
Written August 14, 2021
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Ktemilara
Ferragudo, Portugal54 contributions
Beautiful views
Aug 2021 • Couples
Loved walking along the old Venetian harbour
so many restaurants. We ate @ a different one each time night & so many shops for walking through or buying souvenirs. Personally don’t think u need a guided tour
Written August 14, 2021
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Helena L
Malmesbury, UK827 contributions
Worth a Visit
Aug 2021 • Family
A pleasant place to stroll around for a morning or afternoon. Plenty to see. Very touristy but does not detract from the place. Would go back.
Written August 14, 2021
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Tamara Z
47 contributions
Avoid horse tours
Aug 2021
The Harbor in Chania is absolutely stunning, with lots of restaurants and shops! You can spend a lot of time walking the little side streets as well.
This was one of the highlights of my trip this summer but I’d also like to use this review to warn future tourists of the horse and carriage tours. When I visited, it was an extreme heat wave, with wildfires across Greece and temperature warnings everyday. However, the horse carriage tours continued…I watched for a few rounds and never saw the horses receive any break or water. It was way too hot for any person to walk around for that long and the same should go for the horse. I asked the people and drivers when the horses get water and nobody would answer. Please please please avoid these tours, there are so many other options to see the harbour!!
Written August 8, 2021
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drtom100
Idaho249 contributions
Just a nice place to see
Jul 2021
My wife and I found this interesting and a nice place to see. We wouldn't have traveled very far to see it, but it was good part of our walking tour of Chania.,
Written July 28, 2021
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Chris318i
Regensburg, Germany224 contributions
Simply beautiful
Jul 2021 • Family
The harbor of Chania is simply beautiful and a must-see. The atmosphere is really great and there are many little shops and restaurants. In the evening you can enjoy a wonderful sunset. We will definitely visit the harbor again!
Written July 27, 2021
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Off their P
Manchester, UK2,950 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is the focal point of the town and is a stunning place to visit. We made a point of going there every night as you always see something new and it is often very beautiful.

History is all around you and from the Ottoman, Roman and Venetian empires each has left something special.I’m not sure that, in the future, people will look back at anything built around this time with the same amount of awe.

There is something for everyone here. Bars, restaurants and coffee shops. It can get busy so I would advise for visits to be as early in the day as possible.
Written July 10, 2021
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