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  • Knossos Palace & Heraklion Full-Day Tour from Chania Area

    1. Knossos Palace & Heraklion Full-Day Tour from Chania Area

    Depart from Chania at around 7 AM and head eastwards along the north coast. Pass the city of Heraklion and continue towards inland Crete until you reach the Palace of Knossos. The palace is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, a cradle of European culture and the center of the Minoan civilization. Follow your guide on a 2-hour tour through the fascinating story of the Minoan period and learn about the Minotaur and Ariadne. Afterward, rejoin the bus which will bring you to the heart of the capital city of Crete, Heraklion. Take the chance to visit the archaeological museum, where you can see and learn about the Minoan period while accompanied by your guide. Finally, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the busy and lively city of Heraklion, have Cretan lunch, and drink Raki. At around 3:30 PM, the bus will depart on its return journey to Chania.

    Knossos palace is a must see whilst in Crete. The guide on the bus there and at the Site were extremely knowledgeable. The only slight downside is that you don’t get long in Heraklion after the palace (2.5 hours), and if you’re planning on going to the museum there can sometimes be a queue to get in, which means you don’t have long around the actual museum and then have even less time to go into Heraklion to walk around/look for something to eat. However still a great trip that we really enjoyed

  • Minoan's World 9D movie & 3D photo tour

    2. Minoan's World 9D movie & 3D photo tour

    After arriving to the museum, you will begin your 9D experience which will consist of two parts. You will begin with the 3D museum, which has life-like statues made of silicon and mesmerizing 3D art that comes to life through your phone's camera. Afterwards, the 9D cinema will take you back in time, with fully immersive and state of the art equipment that includes special effects such as air blasts, water blasts, snow, bubbles, and smoke. You will also discover that the epic movie itself has both a historical and mythological prospective. The movie stars Zeus as a baby and as a God, and the abduction of princess Europe by Zeus. You will also learn of Daedalus and Icarus (who flew too close to the sun and fell into the sea), king Minos, bull leaping, and finally, the eruption of the volcano in Santorini causing the devastating tsunami that ended the Minoan era.

  • Chania: Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour with Lunch

    3. Chania: Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour with Lunch

    Your 7-hour tour in the Apokoronas region begins with a visit to the scenic village of Apokoronas and its museum. Featuring 7 rooms filled with Cretan history, the museum provides a great overview to the ancient way of life. Learn how the locals used to live, admire traditional Cretan homes and see the old tools that were used in daily work. Next you’ll enjoy a cup of coffee or Cretan malotira tea at a historical site from the Cretan revolution, where a river crosses the square and runs through the village. Sitting beside the crystal-clear waters of the river, you’ll have a scenic view of the high, tree-covered plateau. Head to the foothills of the White Mountains to the local winery. Meet the specialists of the award-winning Romeiko Winery, see how their wines are produced, and enjoy a tasting. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to taste other wine varieties, such as Vidiano, Vilana, M...

    Amazing day out exploring traditional villages and learning about the culture of Crete. Our guide was very informative and it was wonderful to experience life in the village through his eyes!

  • Trikke Tour in Old Chania with Admission to 3 Museums

    4. 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...

  • Heraklion, Knossos & Minoan Culture Show

    5. Heraklion, Knossos & Minoan Culture Show

    Immerse yourself in the history of Crete and visit one of the most famous archeological sites. The Minoan Palace of Knossos, first built in 2000 B.C., was the residence of the legendary King Minos. The building, with an estimated 1,300-1,400 rooms, was excavated around 1900 by Sir Arthur Evans and partially reconstructed. Afterwards, embark on a short journey into more recent history and discover the old town of Heraklion with the well-known Morosini Fountain in Lions Square, the Loggia and St. Mark's Basilica.

    Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere, hike through the narrow streets, visit the market, browse the local shops, or visit the Venetian port with its fortress. Explore small parks, street cafés, and many historical buildings and fountains from Venetian and Turkish times. After visiting the excavation site see a very special performance. Once more experience...

  • Chania: Private Wine, Food and Art Adventure Tour

    6. Chania: Private Wine, Food and Art Adventure Tour

    You will start your experience by visiting Dourakis winery in the Apokoronas region of Chania, where you will enjoy five wines. Whilst here you can explore the Dourakis wine cellar as well as their beautiful gardens, as you learn all about about wine making. Your next stop will be the nearby village of Paidochori, to which you will enjoy a beautiful and picturesque drive to meet a renowned Greek ceramist and artist. This local artist will exclusively open his home and atelier for you, displaying the famous Greek hospitality. You will enjoy a small tour of the beautifully renovated village home and his artwork to work up your appetite, before you sit down to enjoy a meze lunch and wine pairing of five wines from indigenous Cretan grape varieties. Each wine will be from a different winemaker and wine region from the island of Crete.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Knossos palace is a must see whilst in Crete. The guide on the bus there and at the Site were extremely knowledgeable. The only slight downside is that you don’t get long in Heraklion after the palace (2.5 hours), and if you’re planning on going to the museum there can sometimes be a queue to get in, which means you don’t have long around the actual museum and then have even less time to go into Heraklion to walk around/look for something to eat. However still a great trip that we really enjoyed

Nicky our guide was excellent. The pace of the visit was just right. Her level of knowledge was superb and she made it come alive for us. She gave us the right amount of information and was always willing to answer questions. The tour was very well organised. My only disappointment is that there were many people and the small bus was virtually full so no possibility of social distancing.

Tour of the palace of Knossos and optionally also the archaeological museum of Heraklion, the combination is highly recommended. If you go to Crete a must do. Also nice to see the center of the other big city of Crete for those residing in Chania. Too bad you don't have more time to visit it.

Very good and informative ang techniques and examples both through telling and showing motive. Went from street to street when I asked him to choose from outside after understanding my level and put it up accordingly.

Well organized. Guide on bus was very knowledgeable