The old port is located just by the old town of Chania. In the past, the city was surrounded by defensive walls, but nowadays someone can only see the right and left parts of the fortification, while the south part is not preserved anymore. Those defensive walls were ending at the old port.
Most of the buildings by the port which are in use today are old but they are very well maintained. The paved promenade together with the old Venetian lighthouse composes a unique scenery that makes the old port of Chania an ideal place for a walk.
The old Venetian port is as traditional and beautiful as it can get. Around it, there are numerous gift shops, cafeterias, and tavernas, where many visitors are used to sitting and relaxing, enjoying a coffee or a meal while admiring the perfect scenery.