Chania Regional Unit
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From Georgioupolis: Half-Day Quad ATV Safari

1. From Georgioupolis: Half-Day Quad ATV Safari

Discover the Mountains of Crete and experience driving a 450cc ATV quad bike. Feel the fresh air on your face as you cross shallow rivers and explore hidden hills and small gorges that are only known to the local shepherds. Be introduced to fascinating local tales and Cretan culture by your guide. Discover a route perfect for everyone, including kids, young people, and adults! You will receive a quad for two in which you can share the driving responsibilities, whilst discovering the mountains and the traditional villages of Crete. One Quad can fit 2 people. Your local guide will drive you to the mainland, as you pass through nature including olive groves, rivers, and different plants. You will also encounter historical sites such as Byzantine churches, picturesque traditional villages, and the most magnificent panoramas. There are 7 different photo-shoot spots along the way from where you will have the opportunity to take incredible photos of the area and breathtaking views. Do not be afraid to share this trip with your kids, your friends or your lover!

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Chania: 20 Minute Paragliding Tandem Flight

2. Chania: 20 Minute Paragliding Tandem Flight

Upon arriving at the take-off area, take some time to enjoy the beautiful views. Your pilot will begin to prepare the glider, while constantly and thoroughly checking the weather conditions. Watch him unfold the glider and deal with the hundreds of lines — a routine procedure for him. Then, gear up, putting your harness and helmet on. As your pilot prepares, he'll tell you a few things you need to know about the experience and describe how you'll feel in the air, so as to make the transition into flight easier on you. As the passenger, you'll go in front, connected to the pilot who will control the glider. He'll inflate the glider, and all you have to do is run a few steps forward. 3, 4, and you're off. There are no words to describe the feeling of flying over Chania, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. When you are close to the ground, you and your pilot will land softly, jogging a few steps forward as you come into contact with the ground. In rare cases, weather might make your landing a little faster. In this case, you'll experience a bum landing. Your instructor is equipped to handle this special landing and any other issue that may arise.

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Chania: Old City Discovery Guided Segway Tour

3. 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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Chania: Old City & Harbor Combo Segway Tour

4. 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, Crete: 90-Minute Segway Night Tour

5. 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: Guided Bike Tour

6. Chania: Guided Bike Tour

Cycle around Chania and soak up its beautiful natural landscape as you peddle. Follow your tour guide on a route from Nea Chora. Admire the picturesque harbor with its sandy beach, before cycling to the venetian harbor and the Old town. Visit the Kum Kapi area and continue on to Halepa – the famous east side of the town which was the scene of important political events during the 19th century. Listen to historical information about the monuments you see from your audio guide system, which is available in a variety of languages. Capture the moment in photos taken by your tour guide. Then, peddle to the Splantzia district, north east from the Old Town. This will be the last area you visit before you finish your tour at the cycle office.

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Chania: Guided Halepa Segway Tour

7. Chania: Guided Halepa Segway Tour

Discover the exterior of the east Venetian walls, near the sandy beaches of the Kum Kapi area, which in the old days was a village of poor North African slaves. Throughout your Segway tour, historical information will be provided from your audio-guide system. The Halepa area played an important role in the history of Crete, as the famous "Halepa Agreement" was signed on October 1878 between Ottomans and Cretans for the assignment of a limited autonomous regime in the island. You will also see traditional and beautiful buildings, as well as the Consulates of the Great Powers, the school of San Joseph (where nuns taught French and savoir vivre to the rich girls), the Palace (which was the house of the High Commissioner Prince George in 1898), and the Residence of the Prime Minister of Greece (Eleftherios Venizelos). You will also see the elegant church of Aghia Magdalene, which was built by Prince George and dedicated to Mary Magdalene in commemoration of a visit of his sister Maria to Chania, the wife of the Grand Duke of Russia. Before your tour ends, you will be able to enjoy a small tasting in the district of Splantzia.

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Crete: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

8. Crete: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

Learn about traditional Cretan olive oil and wine on this tasting tour through the island of Crete. Begin your tour at the Kanakis olive oil mill, and learn all about the process of making olive oil. Hear experts describe the steps of production and afterward, enjoy a taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil. Continue on to one of the best wineries of the region, Dourakis Winery. There, enjoy a half-hour guided tour to learn about the history, tradition, and production of Cretan wine. After the tour, move to the wine tasting room, where you can taste up to five types of Cretan wine. Finally, end the tour with a visit to either the village of Nipos or Vryses (depending on the weather and the day). Both villages offer up beautiful natural views alongside a traditional delicious lunch.

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Chania: 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

9. Chania: 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour

Begin your guided Segway tour with a brief safety instructions tutorial and practice riding for a few minutes. From the picturesque harbor and beaches of Nea Chora, head to the old city and glide through its narrow alleys. Follow your guide to see Chania's major sights and historical landmark, the Old Venetian Harbor.  Cruise east towards the Kum Kapi area until reaching the former aristocratic area of Halepa. Learn about the neighborhood's turbulent and political 19th-century history. From here head back to the old city and into to the Splantzia district, once the Turkish quarter.  Along the way listen to your guide as they provide historical information through your audio guide headset.

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What people are saying about Chania Regional Unit

This is a must do in Chania if you want to have a bucket list experience. Yannis is so helpful and kind and makes you feel totally safe and secure during take off, flying and landing. The drive up to the take off is also spectacular. One note - if you tend to get motion sickness i.e. in a car or boat - paragliding has the same effect. Ensure to take medication pre-flight for the best experience. Thank you Yannis!!!

This is a really worth whole trip. Our lovely guide was very patient, even though it took me a while to get the hang of the Segway. We were also late to arrive and she was still lovely. It’s the best way to see the city and we both loved it. My partner and I tried this. Ages 51 and 57!

Sublime flight with Yannis (15 years of experience) and his extremely nice colleague. The duration of the flight was long. My partner still has plenty of eyes on him and memories are in his head. Top top top.

Highly recommended, far away from the main roads through the mountains with interesting stops at an old olive oil factory, a local coffee and a modern oil press. Also absolutely suitable for beginners.

Super cool and fun tour through the stunning mountains and landscapes of Crete. Our guide had a good sense of humor and kept us entertained during the whole trip. Definitely recommend!