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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.

  • Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

    2. Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

    Hop in a 4x4 vehicle for a full-day safari adventure, where you will learn about Cretan traditions and indulge in delicious food. Visit an old village with a Byzantine Church, a café with traditional Cretan products like herbs, raki and honey, historical museums, a secluded beach, a family winery and an olive oil factory. Climb to an altitude of 1,200 meters, where you will experience the quietness of the White Mountains and Cretan dances in a fascinating landscape. If you’re lucky, vultures will take your breath away with their imposing appearance. Find an old castle connected to a myth, swim in the pristine waters of the South Cretan Sea and taste traditional dishes from a family tavern. Learn how wine, raki, ouzo and olive oil are made in Crete, including ways to distinguish grades of olive oil.

    The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)

  • Chania: Boat Trip with Guided Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddling

    3. Chania: Boat Trip with Guided Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddling

    Discover what lies below the surface of the water on an amazing 3-hour boat trip off the northwest coast of Crete. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Chania, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the resort town of Almyrida. Avail of the services of experienced instructors who will give you a short theory lesson on arrival. Then, sail to secluded beaches that can only be reached by boat and swim with your provided snorkeling equipment. Learn the names of all the fish with the help of a book as the crew takes photos and videos of your experience to send by email as a souvenir. Relax and enjoy the good company in the warm sun, and get fantastic views of the coastline.

    Had a beautiful and relaxing morning on the boat, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. Fraya was a lovely instructor and even accommodated my sister who couldn’t go in the water. Would absolutely recommend!

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

    4. 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.

  • 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 Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

    6. 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.  

    Friendly knowledgeable guide, lots of places you would otherwise never experience

  • Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

    7. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

    Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

    Truly wonderful. Thanassi was an amazing guide and told us great stories while also being informative. The view up in the mountains is one not many people get to see and is truly breathtaking. The time at the winery was fun and delicious. Cannot recommend enough.

  • Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

    8. Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

    Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island.  After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours.  Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of...

  • Guided Boat Tour to Balos & Gramvousa with Transfer & Lunch

    9. Guided Boat Tour to Balos & Gramvousa with Transfer & Lunch

    Enjoy a full-day excursion with pick-up and drop-off service from the Rethymnon and Chania areas. Your professional guide will accompany you as you depart from the port and cross the bay of Kissamos, passing through Tarsanas, a cave believed to be an ancient shipyard. You will sail the turquoise water around Agria Gramvousa and Vouxa Cape before arriving at Gramvousa Island, where you can visit the Venetian Castle and have time to sunbathe and cool off in the sea. If you choose to spend your time on the island exploring rather than relaxing, you can admire the spectacular views from the top of the fortress. The next stop is the famous lagoon of Balos, Tigani. Enjoy the incredible beach known as one of the most beautiful locations on all of Crete. You will also enjoy a meal on board and be able to rest in the air-conditioned underdeck of the boat, whenever you feel to. After arriving ba...

  • From Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tasting - Safari Tour w/ Lunch

    10. From Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tasting - Safari Tour w/ Lunch

    After pick-up at your hotel in the Chania region, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Ano Vouves to marvel at a 3,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a fresh orange juice and learn more about the olive oil production in the past.  At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery learn how olive oil is produced today, taste the organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continue with a wine tasting in 5 different labels of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Visit the Mesavlia/Deliana gorge entrance. This gorge is a unique example of wild Cretan nature. Up until 2018, it was possible to cross it by driving with 4WD vehicles. After the horrible storms of February 2019, the road has been destroyed and all the scenery has changed. You will take photos at the gorge's entrance and a few minutes later you will enjoy the view of ...

    Wonderful and intimate tour! We were able to see the oldest olive tree in the world on a family-owned farm, then travel to Anoskeli winery where we tried olive oil and wines from the winery. The olive oil was the best we have ever had. We then traveled to a lovely restaurant for lunch, where our meals were already ordered and we were able to try traditional Cretan food like stuffed zucchini flowers (our personal favorite). We were shown around the countryside as well, and while it was good amount of driving, the views were fantastic! There were supposed to be 4 of us, but the other couple did not show up so we got a personal tour from George who was incredible! He was extremely friendly and we really enjoyed his company throughout the day. Overall, a great tour that we highly recommend.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 35 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.

Had a beautiful and relaxing morning on the boat, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. Fraya was a lovely instructor and even accommodated my sister who couldn’t go in the water. Would absolutely recommend!

The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)

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