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  • Chania Area: The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour with Lunch

    1. 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 t...

    We had a wonderful time today with Andreas on our tour. We got to see a part of Crete that many overlook, the local areas. Loved the visit to the distillery, the museum was quite nice, the bakery was amazing, and overall, a great trip.

  • Full-Day Trip to Chania from Rethymno

    2. 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.

    Chania was so beautiful that our only complaint was that we had to leave at 4pm and wished we stayed longer. Our guide was very helpful and lovely!

  • 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.

    This was a great experience. Our guide was very friendly and helpful. We saw many features of Chania during the tour and took some nice photos. Only issue was that it was less than the 75 minutes advertised, but still very enjoyable.

  • Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

    4. Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

    This tour is for those who would like to get to know Cretan culture and traditions while enjoying a four-hour off-road excursion. You will visit a modern olive mill, so that you can see how olive oil is produced, and you can also enjoy the opportunity to sample some of the oils. After this, you will explore some myths and stories hidden in the stones of an early Christian church which was used as a hiding place by people who were evicted by the Turks. You also learn about the history of a 400-year-old tower which was built by the most fearsome Turkish Janissary and is still almost intact to this day. After that you will climb 1000 metres above sea-level on an off-road route. You will travel through the Lefka Ori woods and you will be stunned by the panoramic views from the trail. Later, you will meet a shepherd who will show you how Cretan cheeses are made and you can try some of the c...

  • From Rethymno: Chania Roundtrip Transfer with Free Time

    5. From Rethymno: Chania Roundtrip Transfer with Free Time

    Be picked up in Rethymno between 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM and travel for 1-hour to Chania.

    Explore Chania on your own for the day. Be picked up at 5:30 PM and travel back to Rethymno. Be dropped off at your hotel. 

    Visit the Chania Harbor and historic buildings built in Venetian and Turkish styles.

    Walk through the old town, see the Venetian Harbor and the Turkish Quarters. Enjoy a meal, relax with a drink or check out the shops in the city.

    Comfortable bus ride to Chania with a very informative guide. Enough time to roam around the streets of Chania.

  • Chania: Sightseeing & Tastings Tour

    6. Chania: Sightseeing & Tastings Tour

    Find what makes Crete’s cultural capital so marvelous. Explore some of the Old Town’s best sights, while discovering the lesser-known Ottoman and Jewish quarters. Get ready to experience Chania with all your senses!

    Begin at the Dimotiki Agora (Municipal Market), which denotes the old and new town boundary. Sample local delicacies while exploring the market and find out why Crete is home to one of the healthiest diets in the world. After fulfilling your taste buds, stroll around the old town district by passing through its maze of hidden back streets and narrow laneways, visiting Venetian and Ottoman monuments, and discovering doors to secret gardens. Hear stories, myths, and legends about kings, sailors, merchants, heroes, lovers, and artists. Figure out how this city has been a crossroad between the West and East for centuries. Next, you’ll have the unique chance to see loc...

  • From Georgioupoli Area: Day Trip to Chania with Free Time

    7. From Georgioupoli Area: Day Trip to Chania with Free Time

    A local driver will pick you up from your hotel in the area Georgioupolis-Kavros-Dramia and will drive you directly to the center of Chania city. At that point, there will be a meeting point for your return transfer. Spend a few hours to explore the old town of Chania, shop or relax at a traditional cafe with a stunning sea view. Within walking distance, find the Old Market of Chania where you can buy cheese, fish, meat, and many souvenirs. Behind the market, there are artisanal clothes shops that you can visit. The Venetian port of Chania is really close to this street. You can admire the beautiful view while you are drinking a coffee or having lunch at the restaurants. At 3 PM, be back at the meeting point to board the bus. The driver will take you back to your hotel hassle-free at approximately 4 PM.

  • Trikke Tour in Old Chania with Admission to 3 Museums

    8. Trikke Tour in Old Chania with Admission to 3 Museums

    There are many things that somebody can learn from Chania. This tour invites you to learn about the city in a special way; by learning about it's history while having eco-friendly fun on board an electronic Trikke. With the Art and The City Trikke tour, the main theme of the tour is the history of Greek civilization, the Cretan culture and the specific way of living in the past. You will visit all the Old Town’s monuments combined with 3 museums. First, get in touch with the Cretan way of living in the past. with a visit to Chania's Folklore Museum, where you will travel back through the centuries. Extraordinary exhibits and analytic details will teach you about the themes of the past. There you can see the traditional uniforms and suits, the simple house tools and those things that nowadays are almost gone. Afterwards, drive to the Archelogical Museum. From the Minoan Civilization un...

  • Chania: Discover the Religious Heritage Of Apokoronas

    9. Chania: Discover the Religious Heritage Of Apokoronas

    The province of Apokoronas stretches from the foothills of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) to the northern coast of the island. Dynamic water routes form a region rich in vegetation of various kinds. Apokoronas has preserved the traditional character of its villages that constitute a living core of modern rural life. The whole history of its countryside, along with the history of Christian worship, is reflected in its churches that will be the focus of your tour. You will encounter exceptional examples of art and architecture situated in unique natural beauty. Your first stop will be a small Byzantine church in the middle of nowhere, almost caped by trees and plants around. It is located in a landscape of exceptional beauty, surrounded by vineyards and a rare Cretan oak. This type of the church is a typical example of pure Byzantine architecture and testifies to the radiation of the tra...

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What people are saying about Chania

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4.9 / 5

based on 111 reviews

We had a wonderful time today with Andreas on our tour. We got to see a part of Crete that many overlook, the local areas. Loved the visit to the distillery, the museum was quite nice, the bakery was amazing, and overall, a great trip.

Great time with Sophia and Manos. Lots of opportunity for swimming and just relaxing with beautiful scenery. Drinks and snacks were spot on.

If you're looking for an excellent trip across the sea with a beautiful view on Chania and the islands near it it's the place to be.

Great hosts, very welcoming and made us feel safe! Would recommend if you are in Chania!

Great day owner was so knowledgeable about the area great music on board