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Venetian Harbour

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Address: Rethymno Old City, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brasov, Romania
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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend hours wandering the narrow streets in Rethymnon but you will get drawn back here time and time again. There are many waterfront tavernas were you can sit and relax - well worth a visit.

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Markgroeningen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful harbor, but everything is closed during the winter here. Some really great TripAdvisor restaurants that say are open, are not. Pretty to walk around, but don't expect food in the harbor area from Nov-April.

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Thank Marystrader
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The old Venetian harbor of Rethymno is one of the city's main attractions. Especially in the evenings with all the lights from the surrounding restaurants taverns & buildings and the egyptian lighthouse at the dock entrance is a marvelous spectacle. Almost all round fish restaurants offer great selection of fresh fish though some might be a bit pricey so check... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant to walk and take a coffee. People watch and look at boats. What else? Should be on a nice sunny day!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It smaller than you think you will find next to the Old Town. There is a touristoffice here. Reminds you of passed times.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Venetian is a small harbour but worth a walk around, beware of the the restaurant staff harassing you to have a meal. There are plenty of great restaurants away from the harbour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place to have a look at & to take some photos/feed the fish, but be prepared to fend off the extremely high pressure, overbearing waiters at the restaurants..a real put off..literally blocking the path to stop anyone walking through and belligerently badgering them until they give in and sit down..we are seasoned travellers but this was just too much..

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We walked around the harbour,it is touristy but the restaurants display the fish that will serve you in different presentations. The harbour surrounds are attractive lots of history if that interest you.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The harbour at Rethymnon was built by the Venetians . It's a small but pretty harbour lined by restaurants specialising in seafood . The staff can be pushy which is understandable given levels of competition but they will not hassle you . Easily accessible and welcome break after a visit to the Venetian Fortress. It can used as a Pitstop... More 

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