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Old Venetian Harbor

Leoforos Nearchou, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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“fishing boats” (15 reviews)
“harbour wall” (9 reviews)
“nice walk” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Leoforos Nearchou, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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"fishing boats"
in 15 reviews
"harbour wall"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
in 10 reviews
"lovely harbour"
in 4 reviews
"mediterranean sea"
in 4 reviews
"jacques cousteau"
in 3 reviews
"nice pictures"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"fort"
in 37 reviews
"stroll"
in 19 reviews
"ships"
in 16 reviews
"pier"
in 10 reviews
"ferries"
in 4 reviews
"picturesque"
in 12 reviews
"jogging"
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"koules"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoy a walk along this beautiful harbour. The cool breeze from the ocean will be refreshing! Its appropriate for all ages.

Thank bikerbabe22
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Venetian history of Heraklion is interesting but it could be better interpreted and made more accessible to pedestrians.

Thank zhuhai2007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a huge place to explore on your own-wear comfy shoes and walk - don't forget to take a camera for great pictures!

1  Thank Apostolidou G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes the visitor back in time as you walk the walls and view the Venetian history of Crete. Lovely architecture and it's great to compare it to the streets of Venice .

1  Thank Colleentricky
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic old Venetiam Fort. Has been well and maintained and holds old relics and artifacts from the harbour. Eg, Cannons, Cannonballs, ancient pottery. Great view from the top of the fort. Entry is only 2 Euros and well worth a visit

1  Thank andersonbry67
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely walk past the venetian fortress, A very long walk so make sure you take a drink with you as theres no shade, you can walk on the ground or above. Was quiet when we visited, nice and calm walk, You can also see the...More

Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

The Old Venetian Harbor is one of the city's iconic landmarks, and because it's so scenic, it is photographed hundreds of times every day. It's a pleasure to watch the fishing boats early morning. Koules, the Venetian Fortress of Heraklion enjoys the same location. Past...More

Thank Mihaela L
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A great walk down through the tourist area to the water. Some good historic touchstones. Too bad they do not have the money to shore up some of their antiquities that are just fenced off.

Thank kldoor
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

The old harbor of Heraklion is the perfect spot for a nice evening walk, along the colorful boats and patient fishermen, enjoying the views of the city. The port was always an important point on the sea routes of this part of the Mediterranean Sea,...More

1  Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

An old Venetian port where you can see the antiquity of ancient Greece back. Great views of the sea, the Harbour and Heraklion. It's nice to walk in the harbour with its pretty fishing boats. Visit also the city itself, Heraklion is a lively city...More

Thank habo188
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