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Venetian Harbour

Rethymno Old City, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Pretty enough

It's quite a nice looking harbour, and when we visited in October it was a quiet and peaceful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard W
via mobile
Venice in Greece!

Being in Crete, you will find lots of places with Venetian influence, like this small bay and port... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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“seafood” (25 reviews)
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Rethymno Old City, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's quite a nice looking harbour, and when we visited in October it was a quiet and peaceful without much hassle from the restaurants. All in all, it made for a pleasant lunch. The lighthouse is a little run down when viewed up close, which...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being in Crete, you will find lots of places with Venetian influence, like this small bay and port. From here you can take a tour with "Barbarosa" boat... and also, you can take a coffee in a very nice atmosphere or, at the lunch time,...More

Thank florinb949
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to people watch. The light house nearer in town is actually Egyptian. Loads of fantastic bars, in bars for the 20-30s or people watching bars and restaurant and some very good eateries. The views are great and the food is a good standard...More

Thank SuePip
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small harbor, carpeted with terraces where you can get just about any food and drink imaginable. Ideal for relaxing and some people watching after sauntering through the old town of Rethymnon.

Thank GvB0720
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Venetian Harbour at Rethymnon was historically the third smallest in Crete after Heraklion and Chania. It is quite small and surrounded by seafood restaurants of highly variable quality. It is true that you get much better food in the alleyways of the old town...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pretty little harbour dating from Venetian times. Walking round is OK but can be tricky as the space taken up by tables and chairs can restrict the available walking space. Expect to get hassled by the many restaurant staff as the harbour is ringed by...More

Thank Simon_in_Leigh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed visiting this area as quite a variety of ships etc. Very few people visiting so managed to take photos uninterrupted. This included a photo of a wedding couple who were having official photos taken in the area.

Thank Happykath912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little harbour. The water was calm and we stopped at one of the seafood restaurants for some calamari. We were lucky and it was perfectly cooked but I gather from other reviews that the food can be awful so be careful.

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location for drinks or a meal. Interesting blend of architecture and fishing boats. lively atmosphere. Large car park nearby 3 euros (i think) for the evening.

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is crowded with many restaurants working hard at trying ti attract passers by. The eating places look OK and clean but if you walk a hundred meters away prices drop and quality is same Of course without the sea view.

Thank Arie S
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