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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk to this spot is ideal for people who need refuge of pushy harbour, you have mini Venice on your palm to watch from a safe distance. We spent 40 minutes just watching beautiful architecture, awesome!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't that much to it, but it's a nice walk in the port and a beautiful view into the harbour and it's buildings at day and night time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiviaRedo
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

There are few places we've been where initial surprise gives way to amazement. The Old Town of Chania is one such place. We'd heard about its Venetian architecture and labyrinth streets but you have to be there to appreciate its atmosphere and charm. Although nowadays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

It is a decent walk out but it is actually prettier from the old town I think. Beyond that there is not much too it. I don’t think there is a way to get in it or anything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gokujou
Reviewed 28 October 2018

A beautiful lighthouse locate in the old city harbour. An easy walk along the ramparts allows you to reach the foot of the lighthouse with nice views across the harbour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nutkin001
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A must see when in Chania! And makes for a beautiful sunset walk. Also provides a great view of the harbour!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We were treated warmly by everyone in Chania. Walking along the harbor was cool and not too crowded. Lots of places to rest and shop even though we thought October was past the season.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryFaith
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

An amazing walk on the sunset. Beautiful place! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and come on the sunset! Or if you prefer, go early check out the lighthouse and seat in one of the bars to enjoy the sunset while you have a drink.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ana_choy
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

It's quite a walk out to the lighthouse, iften along very uneven footing. However it's of hugely significant historical interest. It was originally built by the Venetians, and then rebuilt by the Egyptians, and has survived the Ottomans and the Nazis. Quite a survivor!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bpmurray
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Very cool lighthouse made out of impressive stonework. Easy to access and take pictures and it is right next to the Venetian harbor.

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 March 2015|
Response from Tony S |
Fifteen minutes at the most, it's a short distance for an able bodied walker.