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Venetian Harbour

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Address: Rethymno Old City, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Quaint small harbour in picturesque part of town

Definitely visit the Venetian Harbour if you are in Rethymno, even just to briefly walk through. Situated near the Fortezza and old town; both also worth visiting. Pleasant to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Athmosphere! Go there and feel it. Many good restaurants where you can eat and drink and watch fishermans boats etc.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely visit the Venetian Harbour if you are in Rethymno, even just to briefly walk through. Situated near the Fortezza and old town; both also worth visiting. Pleasant to stroll around the small harbour and watch the world go buy from one of several cafes and restaurants. Few places to eat and drink are open on the harbour in early... More 

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Istanbul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with my family Venetian Harbor last March on a sunny day. It was great, we spend 2 hours walking around the harbor and we stopped for a coffee.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you take a night walk and enjoy the view from the lighthouse!!! Bonus: If you wake up early enough, see the sunrise from the lighthouse! What an amazing way to start your day!!!

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Rhodes Town, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend hours and hours wandering by the sea and let fearlesly for a breeze to tease.Cafes, restaurants, places of interest are all there.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Venetian harbour is a relatively small harbour with some fishing boats. In March the restaurants around it are closed which makes it very quiet. Nice for a short stroll. If you want to see a more impressive Venetian harbour travel to Chania.

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Malia, Greece
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Interesting harbour in the old part of Rethymnon...Not too many boats but it was nice to see and have a coffee there.

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Broendby Municipality, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very nice place in Rethymnio old town, filled with tourist restaurants, high prices, but normally good quality.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Many lovely cafes where you can spend hours relaxing, watching the world go by. Many have excellent food at reasonable prices.

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Brasov, Romania
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

The whole harbor and surroundings take you back in time. The atmosphere is great and the terraces close to the water push you to laziness and contemplation while sipping from a coffee or a tea. There is not much to do, but so much to imagine, while here. If you pass by Rethymnon, you have to stop just even for... More 

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