Halepa and Tabakaria Private Walking Tour

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Discover the elegance of the 19th century… 

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  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
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  • Private
All about the Halepa and Tabakaria Private Walking Tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover one of the most historical neighborhoods of Chania
  • Explore the Venizelos house, the palace and Agia Magdalini church
  • Enjoy a walk beside the sea in Tabakaria area
  • Learn about the history, culture and traditions of Crete
  • Live the experience with a licensed professional local guide
  • Visit the most unknown paths of Chania city

 

Description

One of the most important and historical places in Chania is Halepa area. The neighborhood of the noblemen and kings will present you the historical facts of 19th and 20th century. You will walk around beautiful buildings and admire the miracle of the past centuries’ architecture.

Today, Halepa, with its imposing mansions and luxury villas, is considered the aristocratic neighborhood of Chania. The house of Eleftherios Venizelos, one of the most important Greek politicians, in Halepa, is famous as the scene of the most important political events in 19th century. It was the site of the palace of the High Commissioner, i.e. the governor of semi-autonomous Crete during the time of the Independent Cretan State. Here also were located the consulates of the Great Powers during the same period.

You will walk by the old buildings of  “great school of diplomacy” and the French nuns School (girls) San Joseph guild. On Dagli Street is the church of Agia Magdalini (St Mary Magdalene), built in the Russian style. The church was built by Prince George of Greece in 1901-1903, when he was High Commissioner of Crete, with funds he brought from Russia. The church stands out due to its architectural style and Russian dome. There locates the new archaeological museum of Chania, an imposing modern building with terrific historical exhibits.

Halepa is also known for the big factories of leathers and the port of fishermen, Tabakaria area, with the magnificent fish taverns. Optional tavern visit at the end of the tour. Remember to wear sensible shoes for the walk.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Licensed-professional local guide
  • Bottled water per person
  • Analytic information of Crete’s history
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Participants’ transfer to the activity’s starting point)
  • Meal
  1. Schedule All Year
    • Schedule: All Year – Every Day

     

     

  2. Location Chania

    Chania, Crete

  3. Duration Approximately

    2-2,5  hours

     

  4. Terms & Conditions Don't Forget
    • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
    • Reservations must be made 24 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour for 50% refund. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
    • If a tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions or force majeure, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
  5. Create your Private Tour With Us Join us

    This tour is running only on a private basis.

  6. Tour Starts ----

    17:00

  7. Starting point Chania

    Episkopou Chrysanthou 37 str. Chania, Crete, Greece

  8. Children Price Discount

    Children up to 6 years old: Free

We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 30 travelers on a trip but the average is 15-20. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.

It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult a Fabulous Crete Specialist before you book your adventure.

For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, our tours appeal to a wide range of travellers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travellers from North America, UK, Australia and Europe

The availability listed on our website is updated every minute however on some tours we must confirm arrangements with our people on the ground, a process which usually takes no more than 24 hours. When you book online you will receive a follow-up email confirming your arrangements or a timeframe for when they will be confirmed.

The security that comes from knowing your trip is locked-in is a feeling that can’t be topped. We like that feeling – so much, so that we figured everyone should have it.

Every departure is guaranteed to run. Yup, all of them. Once you’ve booked and paid, that’s it, you’re going. Guaranteed. Your trip won’t be cancelled by us for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues). Promise.

All documentation is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two days prior to the departure.

Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English

If your group consists of 6 or more people, then please contact our friendly staff who will be happy to assist you with your inquiry and see what we can arrange for you at info@gstours.gr

You will automatically receive an e-voucher to your email address. Please print your voucher/ticket or keep a picture to your mobile phone which contains your unique reference number. Please remember to bring this with you on the day. You will not be allowed entrance to an attraction without a valid ticket.

If there is any problem with your booking or payment details, we will contact you on the telephone number or email address stated in your booking. Sometimes tours may not operate due to insufficient numbers, and we may need to contact you to advise you of any such changes.

All entrance fees and costs are included in the tour price except unspecified fees.

If you book more than 2 tours with us, then please contact our friendly staff who will be happy to assist you with your inquiry and see what we can arrange for you at info@gstours.gr

As you can expect some landmarks take more time to get to on coach tours and some are more time-consuming than others. With this in mind, we have no set time for the exploration of each attraction. Our tour guides are trained to watch how their group progresses at each landmark and they adjust each tour accordingly. You should keep in mind that some tours cover three landmarks over a single day, so there are a limited number of hours in which to do a lot of sightseeing. Consequently, you may not have an extensive amount of time to spend at each attraction.

You could lose your seat to a walk-up passenger. We encourage you to arrive at the pickup point a minimum of 15 minutes before departure. Once on the tour, your guide or driver will give you a time that the coach will depart each location. You must be at the coach at least five minutes before this time. If you are late and miss the time given, the coach will depart without you in order to not keep the other passengers waiting. If you are in any doubt about a departure time whilst on your tour, you must ask the guide or driver.

Any items we find on our coaches are taken to our office at Episkopou Chrysanthou 37 str. Chania old town and are kept there for 72 hours before being destroyed or given to charity. Please call our office on +30 28210 43243 for any lost items.

5 days before the tour starts –> 50% refund, no refunds after that

 

35% Deposit on booking time and final payment 7 days before the tour date.

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