Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town

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A remnant of the Venetian rule in Crete, Old Venetian Harbor sits at the heart of Chania's old town. Although this part of the city suffered massive damage during the bombing raids of World War II, the medieval harbor remains one of the most picturesque urban districts on the island. This old waterfront neighborhood contains some of Crete's finest Venetian mansions, restored and upgraded in the last few decades to accommodate boutique hotels, trendy restaurants, and elegant bars. The remains of the Venetian city walls frame a network of narrow backstreets extending from the harbor, where you can often find local artisans selling handmade crafts. Using our custom trip planner, Chania Town attractions like Old Venetian Harbor can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice area to walk. Lots of artistic shops across narrow streets. Cool places with handmade items like jewellery. Beautiful and original. Many small cafes. Nature. Graffitti. Various sea views... 
    Very nice area to walk. Lots of artistic shops across narrow streets. Cool places with handmade items like jewellery. Beautiful and original. Many small cafes. Nature. Graffitti. Various sea views...  more »
  • Must visit if you come to Chania. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. 
    Must visit if you come to Chania. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.  more »
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  • I loved this port and the neighborhood very much. It is also recommended for the family to walk around in the afternoon. There are plenty choices of the restaurants along the way. Trying to get a place to sit and enjoying the the seascape in the front.
  • Huge area in a very romantic setting. The harbour area is downright lovely. Wandering around the alleys, packed with restaurants, will give you a true holiday feeling. Very recommendable.

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