The old Venetian Harbor of Rethymno is a must-visit for all tourists. Originally built in the 13th century, the Venetian Harbor is atmospheric and is known to be one of the most picturesque spots in Rethymno. Visitors must make it a point to stroll down the seafront promenade and enjoy the wonderful sea breeze and the beautiful surroundings. The harbor area has a selection of coffee shops and cafés, along with fantastic seafood restaurants; where visitors can enjoy a relaxing lunch and great views of the sea and the sandy shore. The myriad of Venetian and Turkish buildings lining it add to its charm, and the imposing lighthouse that overlooks the entrance of the harbor is a great reminder of the city’s Ottoman rule. Tourists will also come across fishing boats and yachts docked at the harbor. The harbor is best visited during the summer, as this is when the area is lively and bustling.
The businesses found here will have different operating hours
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families
The lighthouse, the mix of architecture and the great views
Although the city of Rethymno is known to have several mosques, these facilities are not in use. While at the Venetian Harbor, Muslim tourists could ask the locals if there are any prayer facilities in town, or they could try to locate a secluded area at the attraction to offer their prayers.
As mentioned above, the Venetian Harbor has a variety of coffee shops, cafés and fish restaurants. None of these establishments will however be Halal certified. Muslim tourists dining at one of the outlets at the harbor will therefore have to make sure that the vegetarian or seafood dishes that they order do not consist of any non-Halal ingredients.