Lighthouse of Chania
Lighthouse of Chania
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  • Lucas
    London, United Kingdom36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting visit
    Nice walk up to the lighthouse, path does get narrow by about a half midway there. A lot of people at the end of the path where the lighthouse is. Bring water since there are no stores on the path. Lighthouse is only open to the public at certain times
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • kattriprevus
    Northbrook, Illinois409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lighthouse offering walk for delightful views
    We enjoyed our walk out to the Lighthouse along the sea wall for the view of the Lighthouse up close, the sea, and the harbor in Chania. There are two ways to walk (upper level) and lower and we varied it based on the wind the day we went and the crowd. It was a nice walk with viewing sights along the way.. Recommended, however those with mobility issues will find parts of the walk quite challenging.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • davidandshona
    Dumfries, United Kingdom3,004 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is worth the effort
    We last walked to the lighthouse over 15 years ago, so we decided that it was high time for another visit. The path is tricky at times, and the walls are exposed, so best avoided in the hottest part of the day. You are rewarded with a fabulous change of perspective on the views over Chania Harbour
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2024
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Phillygirlagain
Philadelphia669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
This is a fun place to climb around on and get great views/pics of the harbor. I went at sunset, and it was just perfect. It’s also a lovely site from a distance.
Written 25 June 2024
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The beautiful Venetian Lighthouse, apparently one of the oldest in the world, is located at the end of the pier and is said to be considered to be the symbol of Chania. My wife and I visited the area as part of a short stop off and were enchanted by the surrounding beauty.
Written 12 June 2024
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Jane M
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We didn't walk all the way round because we had kids and was unsure it was safe but we got some pictures close enough from the side
Written 30 May 2024
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davidandshona
Dumfries, UK3,004 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We last walked to the lighthouse over 15 years ago, so we decided that it was high time for another visit.

The path is tricky at times, and the walls are exposed, so best avoided in the hottest part of the day.

You are rewarded with a fabulous change of perspective on the views over Chania Harbour
Written 30 May 2024
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Jem
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We felt we should take a walk along to the lighthouse seen as we were in Chania. It was nice to be able to see the town from across the water and we got some good photos. You cannot go into the lighthouse and there is no shade at all as you'd expect. Easy to get sunburnt and not great for little ones, if we'd had young children with us, I would have given it a miss. Lots of rubbish too which is a real shame, cans, bottles and dirty tissues/baby wipes etc
Written 23 May 2024
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Catalin H
277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Probably the main tourist attraction of the city of Chania, a city which, despite glowing articles on the internet, falls somewhat short on attractions.

The view is beautiful, but, unfortunately, the interior cannot be visited.

Here are some pointers for those planning a visit:

The road on top of the sea wall can be quite narrow in places; tourists with a fear of heights might prefer to admire the lighthouse from the safety of the shore.

Avoid walking on the sea wall if the wind blows strongly from the sea, especially if the top of the wall is wet.

It's advisable for visitors to wear sturdy footwear, ideally suitable for trekking.

Some tourists might be tempted to climb the rocks at the tower's base to capture a photo of the port entrance; I did it too, but I have a lot of experience in mountain hiking and even so I slipped twice, and the pictures weren't that spectacular, so it wasn't a very good idea in the end.
Written 7 April 2024
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kattriprevus
Northbrook, IL409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk out to the Lighthouse along the sea wall for the view of the Lighthouse up close, the sea, and the harbor in Chania. There are two ways to walk (upper level) and lower and we varied it based on the wind the day we went and the crowd. It was a nice walk with viewing sights along the way.. Recommended, however those with mobility issues will find parts of the walk quite challenging.
Written 24 October 2023
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TartanWanderer
England, UK4,796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a nice place to visit if you are already in the city. It is a longer walk than you might initially expect as you have to walk around the entire harbour.
Written 11 September 2023
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Lucas
London, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Nice walk up to the lighthouse, path does get narrow by about a half midway there. A lot of people at the end of the path where the lighthouse is. Bring water since there are no stores on the path. Lighthouse is only open to the public at certain times
Written 21 August 2023
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Warby
Bicester, UK3,665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The lighthouse is small and not open. It looks nice from the harbour side and a walk around the sea wall gives good views. Nothing around it
Written 21 July 2023
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