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  • The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

    1. The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

    Travel through stunning natural landscapes up into the mountains of the Kissamos region on this 7-hour tour from Chania. Stop at a traditional family winery, established in 1993, and learn about the varieties of wine they produce and their ideas for modern farming processes and wine production. Taste award-winning local Vidiano, Muscat of Spina and some international varieties such as Grenache rouge, Syrah and Mourvèdre that each have a unique taste due the local terroir. Next you’ll visit a traditional village and see the oldest olive tree in the world, with an estimated age of 3,000 years. This is a day filled with tasting different wine expressions of noble grapes and a variety of delicious foods. Head to another winery in the Kissamos region to taste a special local blend of white wines with Vilana, Vidiano and Assyrtiko varieties. Walk through the idyllic landscape of the vine...

    what an amazing day we all had touring the olive mill and wineries. Andreas our guide, has a wealth of knowledge he shares during the tastings. the food and presentation was absolutely perfect. each of the wineries were special and memorable. what a perfect way to spend the day. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

    2. From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

    Discover the Imbros Gorge, which runs parallel to the more famous Samaria Gorge. Although the Imbros Gorge is smaller, many people prefer to cross here because it offers a very different hiking experience than the Samaria Gorge. Of the 11 kilometers, 8.5 kilometers are suitable for hiking. Discover the exquisite beauty of nature in this narrow passage and learn about the stunning rock formations.  According to legend, the name Imbros was given to the village, and subsequently the gorge, because two Greek brothers chose to live here after they were banished from Imbros Island when it was connected to Turkey. For many years, the Imbros Gorge served as part of the trail that connected the city of Chania to the Hora Sfakion village. It is notable that during World War II, after the Battle of Crete was lost by Greece and her allies, many thousands of British soldiers passed through the Imbro...

    Everything was organised very well. We were picked up from near where we stayed and driven to the start of the gorge. Had to buy our own tickets. Make sure you have cash before you leave because the ticket office only accepts cash and there's no ATM anywhere there. Also make sure you have water because, unlike Samaria gorge, there is no water anywhere inside. You can wait at a tavern on the other side for your bus which will take you to the sea. We only had about an hour to get to the beach, swim, change and come back but it was enough. The bus then took us all home. Great experience!

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

    3. 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

    4. 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: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

    5. Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

    Taste the authentic foods of Crete at a unique cooking class using only healthy organic ingredients, such as extra virgin olive oil, local meats, aromatic herbs and freshly picked vegetables. Stroll around the vegetable garden to get a feel for the raw produce and learn more about the herbs. Then, prepare a traditional meal and learn the secrets of how the locals cook. Go for a mountain walk to a shepherds and hear how olives are harvested. Return to the house to sample some cheese and wine from Crete and prepare some appetizers such as ntakos and tzatziki. End with a tasty lunch with wine pairings and traditional jar desserts.

    This was one of the best tours I have ever done! From the gorgeous ride up the mountain, to the scenic mountain views, to sharing a delicious meal the entire group helped create. Everyone should do this tour!

  • Chania: Old City Discovery Guided Segway Tour

    6. 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

    7. 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 Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

    8. From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

    Get back to nature and look for wildlife by 4WD jeep as you drive into the White Mountains. Cross a valley full of orange groves, avocado trees, and vegetable gardens, pass through rural villages, and experience life on the island away from the beach resorts. Break for a coffee or cup of mountain tea far from the crowds. Then continue uphill to discover a typical shepherd's hut (mitato) in a remote area that other vehicles can't reach. Learn about the local graviera cheese and what life is like as a shepherd. Keep a look out for eagles and wild goats, and then venture along a rocky road to get panoramic vistas from 1,350 meters above sea level. Return towards Chania via the village of Therisso, where you will stop to try the local produce at a traditional family-run tavern. Next, follow the road through the amazing Therisso gorge to arrive back in Chania.

    This Adventure was so much fun and I see/hear a lot of things I never heard before. And the trip with the cars was such a great investment. Sure sometimes was the way up a little rough but it was just a great experience everbody should make. I really appreaciates this because I was able to see the livinig form a real sheperd. Thank you guys for this awesome time. I learn and see a lot.

  • From Chania: Crete World War II History Tour

    9. From Chania: Crete World War II History Tour

    Explore the World War II history of Crete and learn about its wider impact in southeast Europe and Greece. Explore the story of the Greek-Italian war of 1940 and the circumstances that lead to Hitler's Operation Mercury. Hear how the Battle of Crete and the resistance to the invasion helped revive the morale of the Allied troops around the world. Visit key location sites such as the pretty village of Maleme, where the German paratroopers first landed. Discover remnants of the war at Tavronitis and Galatas, and visit the war cemeteries of the German and Allied troops. Be amazed as your guide brings history to life and tells you about secret shelters and other monuments from the war. Hear untold stories that take you behind the scenes and explore the role the partisans played as they helped the British, Australian and New Zealand armies change the course of history.

    Very interesting tour that covers the main events of the battle focusing on locations in the Chania area where the battle was won and lost. Hill 107, Malame, prison valley etc. This isn't a guide who has learnt some lines, he's immersed in his subject and has wonderful knowledge, and he invites questions and discussions. The battle is looked at in a very balanced way and it's an honest appraisal of the events including overviews of pre invasion and the occupation periods.

  • Trikke Tour in Old Chania with Admission to 3 Museums

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 219 reviews

what an amazing day we all had touring the olive mill and wineries. Andreas our guide, has a wealth of knowledge he shares during the tastings. the food and presentation was absolutely perfect. each of the wineries were special and memorable. what a perfect way to spend the day. I would highly recommend this tour.

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.

An informative excursion with a personable and knowledgable local sommelier makes it more than sampling wines and oil.

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