Chania, Greece

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Overview

Uncover the real Crete on a 4-hour food and history walking tour in Chania. With a local guide, explore the winding streets of Chania Old Town, and sample enticing local tidbits at the Municipal Market. Take in relics of Chania’s Venetian and Ottoman days; discover the old Ottoman and Jewish quarters; and hear about the sailors, traders and heroes who shaped the city’s past. Watch artisans at work making Cretan handicrafts, and end with some delicious ‘mezedes’ (appetizers) perhaps teamed with local ‘raki’ spirit at a waterfront bar or taverna.
  • 4-hour Chania food, culture and history morning walking tour
  • Explore Old Chania’s streets, market and craft hotspots with an informative guide
  • Learn about Chania’s Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman past
  • Browse the Municipal Market and try some popular local specialities
  • Admire Venetian and Ottoman monuments and delve into the old Jewish and Ottoman districts
  • Savor tasty ‘mezedes’ appetizers and Crete’s popular ‘raki’ spirit by the waterside
  • Small-group tour ensures more personalized attention from a guide

Reviews

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C
, Sep 2018

Our guide was Yiannis, a Chania native, and he was excellent! Thorough knowledge of the history of Chania, great places to eat. We DID NOT want to have lunch after this tour was over! We were full! Went to the beach Yiannis recommended and just chilled for the rest of the day. Start of a very relaxing few days in Crete. Felt I was really understanding Cretan culture with Yiannis.Would just suggest you leave plenty of time to find the meeting place in front of the Chania public market. This is an obvious place if you live in Chania, but if you don't, best to plot it out on a map the night before, and/or have hotel clerk help pin point it. We were late for tour because we got a little lost. It is about 4 or 5 blocks inland from the harbor. Crete has a way of making you immediately want to start sleeping late!

L
, Jul 2018

Ionnas aka John was the greatest tour guide of our 15 day trip through the Mediterranean. We'd give it more stars if possible. He was passionate about his city and shared his love to the 3 people on our tour. We got more than our money's worth from the first stop inside the Chania Municipal Market to the last sampling Raki in the local's gathering spot outside the church. This is a must do tour!

N
, Apr 2018

Giannis has been a great guide! As the date suitable for me was before the start of the season I was the only person who enrolled for this tour and I was so happy the tour has not been cancelled as it has happened to me in other places. The tour shows the history and the development of a beautiful and old city as Chania in a very interesting, pleasant and delicious way. The route is wisely made with stops at the most proper moments. I enjoyed every single moment of it and felt as if friends are showing me the city! Highly recommendable!

l
, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

S
, Sep 2017

Great way of orienting us to the Chania and meeting kindred spirits !!!

R
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

L
, Aug 2017

We had a WONDERFUL tour. It was slow-paced, but in a good way... we got a tour of the big history and the little details from a very very nice and knowledgeable local, John, who clearly loves his city. Our tour was enhanced by two couples who were already friends from Turkey and another lovely tour guide from Rethymnon who took her day off to better know Chania. By the end of this wonderful tour, we sat down for Raki and Mezedes, and ended up staying and all talking far longer than initially planned. This tour has colored our entire opinion of Chania in the best possible way.

S
, Jun 2017

Excellent tour and tour guide! I can't remember his name Chris?, but he did a great job explaining the history and culture of Chania.

D
, May 2017

We had our tour with John who was an amazingly knowledgeable young man. He shared so much history of Chania and Greece with us so the we had a good understanding of the background of what we were seeing. Introducing us to local beverages and foods was wonderful. He was able to give us some great suggestions of what we should see and do with the rest of our time on Crete. The pace was pleasant and I would highly recommend this tour.

D
, May 2017

We had our tour with John who was an amazingly knowledgeable young man. He shared so much history of Chania and Greece with us so the we had a good understanding of the background of what we were seeing. Introducing us to local beverages and foods was wonderful. He was able to give us some great suggestions of what we should see and do with the rest of our time on Crete. The pace was pleasant and I would highly recommend this tour.


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