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Venetian Harbour

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Very attractive area....

Lovely Venetian harbour, very pleasant to walk around, especially on a sunny day in early November... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
cnb134
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Marlow, United Kingdom
Lovely town and harbour

We visited Rethymnon and spent a pleasant half day here around the harbour and the old town. It is... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
bdon257
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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We had a delicious seafood meal in a restaurant (open in January) by the harbour followed by a very pleasant walk around the harbour. It is quite picturesque. As it was mid winter not many tavernas were open and the area was quiet and relaxing....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HilaryW971
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I have given 5 stars for the harbour but one start for the pushy Kamaki pulling you into tavernas,shame as the setting is gorgeous and this has the opposite effect on you and I never stop for food prefer to take in the atmosphere and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacquelinedave
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Lovely Venetian harbour, very pleasant to walk around, especially on a sunny day in early November. Some of the restaurants pester you to eat or drink, but go to Knossos Taverna, no pestering and great food at a very reasonable price.... family owned...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cnb134
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Great harbour with some great photo opportunities. Be aware that it can be quite busy, but it was fine when I last went in October. It is lined with some nice fish restaurants, but be aware these are much more expensive than other tavernas of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank louisebielby
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited Rethymnon and spent a pleasant half day here around the harbour and the old town. It is very picturesque and there are amazing narrow streets leading back from the harbour towards the Venetian fortress.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bdon257
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful part of Crete, plenty to see and do with an extensive range of bars and restaurants in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tracey-cooper
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Visit the Harbour, but the restaurants are pushing to hard and you get a better value elsewhere. Difficult to walk in peace.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Magnar J
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Venetian Harbor of Rethymnon, next to the modern harbor of the city, with the Egyptian lighthouse is one of the most picturesque areas of the old town. It operated in the Byzantine period (after 961), but flourished during the Venetian period. The Venetians in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gabrieladanaudrea
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The harbour is fairly small with a mass of restaurants on two sides. It's quite attractive and is worth a look if you've been in the old town

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Picturesque harbour lined with small restaurants, we walked further round to the fortress sea front to eat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark N
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