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Made In Chania: Shopping Experience Tour

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Get to know the artistic side of Chania on this shopping tour that skips over mass-produced goods and digs up authentic finds. Discover local workshops, where you can meet the artisans making jewelry, ceramics, wooden pieces..
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Meet artisans in their workshops, in an area of Chania dedicated to art and craftwork
  • Learn about the production of handmade objects that are typical to local culture
  • Put your own artistic skills to the test while learning about pottery, painting and more
  • Support local artists by shopping for authentic, handmade souvenirs by local people
  • Enjoy a traditional breakfast of coffee and pastry at a beloved local spot
Full description
Start your Chania tour the local way: with a coffee and a taste of one of the most traditional pastries of Crete, in the most traditional place in town. Enjoy a bit of bougatsa (a cheese-filled pastry) in a shop that’s been loved by locals for years. Fueled up after your breakfast, drive in a private vehicle for about 15 minutes to reach your destination: a unique part of town that’s completely dedicated to the work of local artisans. 

Visit several of the artisans who live and work in this area, and learn about the importance and impact that crafts such as pottery and clay have had in the history of the island.  Also test out your own artistic skills, at a ceramics workshop! Talk to the local artists about their techniques and browse through their unique pieces. Learn tips and tricks for finding the best and most authentic souvenirs, so the next time you’re out shopping in Chania, you’ll know what to look for. 

Uncover various works such as religious paintings, handmade jewelry and unique objects made of wood, glass or other more unusual materials. By the end of this Chania shopping tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the authentic crafts of Crete, and how they represent the island’s local culture.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation during tour
  • Traditional local snack (bougatsa)
  • Coffee
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Municipal Market of Chania (Agora). Your guide will be standing in front of the market building.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11
inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select
‘child’ above when booking
• Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the
age of 6
• For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• There are several workshops in the village, so if any of the workshops we normally visit are closed, we’ll still be able to take you to an alternate but equally wonderful shop

From US$ 90.59 per person