Old Venetian Harbour
Chania is arguably the most beautiful port city on Crete island, and it owes this title to its lovely Venetian Harbour. Walk through a maze of streets and alleyways and you'll eventually emerge onto the colourful waterfront. Other than the iconic Firkas Fortress and the St. Nicolas bastion at the harbour entrance, the area is jam packed with cafes, restaurants, and small pubs. You might even meet some elegantly adorned horses pulling carriages. Tip: Wander deeper into the maze of streets to find the best local food spots.
By Candice Walsh, AFAR Local Expert
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