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Chania: City Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

1. Chania: City Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Cycle the Old Harbor of Chania on a 9km small group bike tour, and see the archaeological and architectural wonders of the city. Experience the beauty of the Venetian and Byzantine walls, the Venetian Neoria, and the impressive Firka fortress. Let your guide show you all the spots that only the locals know and glide through the bohemian neighborhood of Splantzia. Admire the Cathedral of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and step inside this Greek Orthodox church. Snap pictures on the most picturesque harbor of Greece and enjoy views of the lighthouse. Sip on ice tea at local hotspot and take in the panoramic views of old harbor while munching on an energy bar. Go for a refreshing dip at Nea Chora beach Ride at your own level, as the route is designed for the average cyclist. Follow your guide to avoid the busy city traffic and find the flattest paths.

Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

2. 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.  

Chania: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Tour

3. Chania: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Tour

Move between different attractions in Chania as you solve riddles during this interactive scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Go at your own pace as you spot sights such as Firkas Fortress, the Church of Agios Nikolaos, and Chania Old Town. To get started, simply download the app on your mobile device (download instructions received via email after booking) and go to the Aviation Memorial Monument to begin your adventure. Navigate between attractions using the map, follow the clues to complete each challenge, and unlock the next location as you go. Explore your way by pausing the app at any point to do some sightseeing or take a break. Start your tour of the Memorial to the Fallen with a meaningful punch to the stomach. Explore the Gate of Sand and admire its view. Marvel at the architecture and unique location of Yali Jamisi. Then, head to the Maritime Museum of Crete to learn about the history of Crete and Hellenism at sea. Next, be enchanted by the old castle of Chania with its unique history. Admire Talos Square, named after the mythical hero. Learn about the historic Synagogue and the intriguing history of the old Archaeological Museum of Chania. Take tons of photos of the miraculous Metropolitan Church of Chania. The icing on the cake is Saint Nicholas with its incredible architecture as it is the only functioning Christian church with a Mosque.

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What people are saying about Firka Fortress

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Ride around Chania was the best decision I made to start my first day in Chania. There was rain in the forecast and they messaged me asking me if I minded and if I wanted to switch days. I didn’t mind riding in the rain so we still went. It turned out to be only me and I really appreciate how they didn’t cancel the bike tour when most companies would. Vasilis was a wonderful guide! He was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. He let me stop whenever I wanted to take pictures at the ring of a bell and found the best routes to ride through a crowded Old Town. It was like hanging out with a friend who knew the city well. It was a good mix of history and good views. We ended up going for almost 3.5 hours because he wanted to make sure I saw everything even when I had a lot of questions. It’s the best way to get a good introduction to Chania and orientate yourself. Bikes are very comfortable and they provide you with water. Thanks for making my first day amazing Vasilis!

Our bike tours alongside our guide Vasilis was amazing. The activity was perfect to sign our last day in Chania. It had been a long time since I had ridden a bike and yet the ride went very well. It was very very pleasant to ride in the small alleys of Chania. We have learned so much about the history of Chania and it strikes Vasilis. He is incredibly kind. We were even able to taste an organic cereal bar, delicious as well as a glass of iced tea made from a local plant. It was great. If I had to do it again, I would do it with great pleasure!!! I recommend Vasilis with your eyes closed!

Sophia was an amazing tour guide! She taught us not only about the different Cretan foods but also about the history of Chania. We enjoyed our morning walking around taking in the sites and learning about the Cretan culture. It was something great to do on our first day here!

It was a great leisurely experience riding through the old town. Minna and Vasili were very knowledgeable with regards to the local history and more importantly, incredibly nice people.

An excellent way to visit the city in a fun way and to go to very typical places that we would never have visited. A word of advice, take your time!