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Travel to the Venetian Harbor in Rethymno on Crete

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Are you planning to spend time in Rethymno on the island of Crete? If so, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Venetian Harbor, which is located in the old town of the city. Dating back several centuries, this cozy harbor is a picturesque scene of attractive, historic architecture and a colorful waterfront teeming with restaurants, shops, and bars, offering something for everyone, from lovely views to tasty Greek cuisine and lively nightlife. Here’s more information:

Getting to the Venetian Harbor

Before you can actually spend time at the Venetian Harbor, you need to first make your way to Rethymno. It is located on the coast in the Northwestern part of the island. you can easily take a ferry or an airplane to the island and from there, you can make your way to Rethymno. Once you get to the city, you can find the Venetian Harbor by taking a taxi, driving your rental car, and walking. You can also walk there from major sites like the Fortezza and also take a bus from within Rethymno or from other parts of the island.

Why Visit the Venetian Harbor

Situated nearby the Fortezza, the Venetian Harbor makes a great place to begin a tour of the historic castle and old town district. It is the perfect spot to visit if you’re looking for a great landmark to enjoy. It is also an  ideal spot to relax with a meal and a drink after touring the old town. This is also a great place to enjoy the history of the city because you’ll have a chance to visit the  the harbor’s historic lighthouse, old stone walls, and buildings.

What to Do at the Venetian Harbor

There’s plenty you can do at the Venetian Harbor! Photography lovers may find inspiration from the charming scenes of the Venetian Harbor, such as the old lighthouse dominating the entrance of the harbor, moored boats and pirate ships swaying in the water, and the colorful buildings. Couples may find the quaint harbor a lovely place for a romantic dinner or walk. You can also get something to at here, go shopping, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. You also won’t want to miss the chance to explore the history of the harbor. To really get the most of it, you should also consider taking a tour.

This is also the ideal spot for people to go shopping.  Nearby streets are lined with shops where visitors can purchase a variety of crafts and souvenirs. Those who love adventure will also have a chance to go parasailing and even swim with dolphins!

As you can see, there is plenty to do here. With such a picturesque setting to admire and intriguing things to do, the Venetian Harbor is one corner of Rethymno that visitors don’t want to miss. One point to keep in mind when planning a visit to the Venetian Harbor is that many of the restaurants and bars close for the winter months.

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