Chania
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Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

1. Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

Meet your guide in Chania’s bustling market, then set off into historic Old Town. Unravel the history of Chania as you stroll around the streets and admire the impressively well-preserved architecture. Stroll along the cobbled narrow paths of the city, and learn about Chania’s Venetian past, renaissance heritage, and Ottoman influences. Pass by famous landmarks and soak up the charming atmosphere as you mingle with the locals. As you explore, discover the flavors of Cretan cuisine, stop at colorful food shops and taverns, selling wine, olive-oil, cheese, herbs, spices, and more, and enjoy street food samples along the way.  

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Chania Area: The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour with Lunch

2. Chania Area: The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour with Lunch

This is a tour of a unique area of Apokoronas, the East part of Chania Region. Heading to Apokoronas one of the first villages is "Gavalochori". Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages you will visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas, 7 rooms of Cretan tradition and unique handmade knitting artworks. An old lady will show you the mind-blowing knitting technique of “Kopaneli”. Pass through Kalives village and then “Xirosterni” to visit the local family “Raki” distillery. Have the chance to learn, and if you are lucky, to see the whole Raki production and taste of course this delicious Cretan spirit. Leaving Xirosterni, in a few minutes you will be at the village of Emprosneros. The experience of the Cretan cheese-making process follows. Visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. After that an olive oil tasting with warm bread in the local bakery. Try the delicacies of the baker and his pure extra virgin olive oil. After that, have lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the way of life in the countryside. Have the chance to see the pure beauty and feel the real Crete around you. Apokoronas is one of the most historical places in Crete because of its people. You will definitely understand that while talking with them and hearing their stories. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal its secrets, a whole place is ready to be explored by you!  

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Full-Day Trip to Chania from Rethymno

3. Full-Day Trip to Chania from Rethymno

The bus departs around 09:00 from Rethymno for the drive to Crete’s capital city of Chania, the most beautiful town on the island. Settled more than 4,000 years ago, Chania is one of the oldest cities in Europe. On this full-day excursion you’ll have 5 hours to explore Chania, with plenty of free time for a romantic walk through the idyllic old town. Visit historic neighborhoods, churches and museums and take a walk to the beautiful Venetian Port for shopping, a cup Greek coffee and lunch (not included in the tour price). At around 16:00 the bus will depart for the return trip Rethymno.

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Chania: Old City Discovery Guided Segway Tour

4. Chania: Old City Discovery Guided Segway Tour

Make the most of your time in Chania and discover the wonders of the Old City on this Segway tour through the Kasteli and Splantzia districts. Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office and get kitted out with the necessary Segway gear then set out onto the charming streets of Chania where adventure awaits. Head into the Eastern part of Chania’s Old City and discover the remainders of the Ottoman rule as you explore the Turkish neighborhoods here. Glide along traditional cobble streets and narrow alleyways while learning about the fascinating history of the districts throughout the ages. Along the way, see the most iconic sights and landmarks, including the impressive Venetian walls and Koum Kapi.

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Rethymno: Day Trip to Chania & Lake Kournas

5. Rethymno: Day Trip to Chania & Lake Kournas

Explore the picturesque city of Chania and the freshwater of Lake Kournas on this day trip from Rethymno. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and head for Chania, the charming city perched on Crete's north west coast. Admire the lively port of the Venetia Harbour and its imposing lighthouse. Stroll the atmospheric narrow streets of the city, filled with shops, churches and tavernas. Pick up some traditional local products like cheese or pastries at the municipal market. Shop for leather goods and souvenirs at the famous Halidon Street. Next, sit back and enjoy the scenic journey to Lake Kournas. Once there, explore the lake or tuck into a delicious meal at a local taverna. Enjoy the relaxing views beneath looming mountains. Look out too for the local wildlife - moorhens, eels, and turtles are among the permanent residents of this friendly wetland. Take pleasure in being out in nature amongst this beautiful scenery, before hopping back in the vehicle for your journey back to Rethymno.

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Chania: Old City & Harbor Combo Segway Tour

6. Chania: Old City & Harbor Combo Segway Tour

Vist areas such as the Old city, Venetian Harbor, Nea Chora, Kum Kapi and Splantzia on this tour. Arrive at the office 15-20 minutes before your tour begins to be geared up with headsets and helmets, followed by a brief safety training from your tour leader and practice driving a Segway before you go, so that you can feel safe and relaxed. Then it’s time to enjoy your tour and have fun! Discover all the historical information about the monuments we visit on the way in your chosen language. Enjoy having a personal guide that will take you around the Old City, showing you its secrets and providing you with insider tips. In the days that follow your tour you will receive a link to download your tour photos. The tour ends back at the office.

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Chania: City Highlights Trikke Tour

7. Chania: City Highlights Trikke Tour

During this tour, see the highlights of Chania with an electornic Trikke tour. Start by traversing the Old Town and continue to the Venetian Harbor. What's more, explore of the Halepa area and marvel at the great houses with their new classic architecture. Spot the magnificent church of St. Magdalene along the way. Next, visit the old neighborhood of the tanners, a place where they were making shoes and leather clothes in a traditional manner. On the western side of the town you will visit a graphical port with the fisher sloops. Finish the tour driving through the picturesque beach of Nea Hora.

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From Georgioupoli: Day Trip to Chania and the Botanical Park

8. From Georgioupoli: Day Trip to Chania and the Botanical Park

Admire an array of exotic species of flora and fauna at the Botanical Park and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the quaint streets of Chania on this full-day trip. Start your adventure early in the morning and head to the Botanical Garden and Park of Crete. Wander into the park from the small path and see a variety of trees, exotic plants, and a small artificial lake. Once inside this natural paradise, admire the range of animals who call this park home. Next stop: Chania, the city of Zorbas. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the winding Venetian streets and capture incredible photos of city highlights like the famous Lighthouse. As you explore, visit the Turkish market in the center, and admire the traditional crafts on sale. Stroll along the harbor or stop at one of the many cafes and marvel at the breathtaking views of the sea.

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Chania, Crete: 90-Minute Segway Night Tour

9. Chania, Crete: 90-Minute Segway Night Tour

Cruise through the night scenery of the beautiful Old City of Chania. Explore the Old Venetian Port on 2 wheels. Glide past the Venetian Gate, which is the only perserved gate of the Venetian fortifications. In the Kum Kapi area, the Turkish district of Chania, find a myriad cafeterias and local Greek taverns.   On the way, soak up some historical information about the monuments and landmarks you pass. Follow your guide through the night, as he/she reveals the secret paths of the Old City, and any tips they might have. A few days after the tour, reflect on this memory with a link to all your tour photos.

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Chania: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

10. Chania: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Move between different attractions in Chania as you solve riddles on your smartphone. Download the app and go to the Aviation Memorial Monument to start your tour. Follow the clues to complete each challenge and unlock the next location. Navigate between attractions using the map. Pause the app at any point to do some sightseeing or take a break.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 113 reviews

Very enjoyable small tour to folkloric museum, raki distillery, cheese factory and bakery. Then onto the lovely village of Fred for a really excellent taverna lunch. Great opportunity to see some of the villages and scenery on the outskirts of Chania. Guide very informative. Good short tour back in Chania with time to do other things. A great day out!

Excellent tour by Roussos. We have been to Chania many times, but he showed us so many new sights and amazing special street food we would never have found ourselves. Jim and Fran

I had a great trip and learned a lot about Cretan culture, history and food :) Our guide Yannis was very knowledgeable and kind! I totally recommend this tour!

We enjoyed seeing the old town and the market, as well as trying local cuisine. A good change from the beach excursions.

Tour guides wonderful and the hospitality of the people was amazing.