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One of the most important and historical places in Crete is Halepa area. The neighborhood of the noblemen and kings will present us the whole history and facts of 19th century. You will walk through great buildings to 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 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 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 at an additional cost of 15 euro per person (drinks not included) .There will be a menu with local tasters, meze. Remember to wear sensible shoes for the walk.
En av de mest historiske stedene på Kreta er Halepa. Dette overklassens og prinsers nabolag gir oss hele det 19. århundrets historiske fakta. Vi vil gå sammen forbi disse flotte bygningene som regnes som siste århundres mirakel arkitektur. Dagens Halepa, med sine imponerende herskapshus og luksusvillaer, er fremdeles regnet som Hanias aristokratiske bydel.
Huset til Eleftherios Venizelos i Halepa er berømt for noen av de viktigste politiske situasjoner i det 19.århundre. Det var her palasset til visekongen dvs.guvernøren i den tiden da Kreta var delvis uavhengig som staten Kreta. Her lå også konsulatene og General konsulatene til den store makten i samme periode. Det ble kalt “Det store diplomatiets skole” og den franske skolen (jenteskole) St. Josephs orden. I Dagli gata ligger Agia Magdalini kirken ( Den hellige Magadalena), som er bygget i russisk stil. Kirken ble bygget av prins Georgios av Hellas i 190-1903, da han var visekonge på Kreta, med midler som han hadde med fra Russland. Kirken er meget spesiell med sin russiske kuppel og arkitektur.
I dag er Hanias nye arkeologiske museet bygget her, i et imponerende bygg med en utrolig historisk samling. Halepa er også kjent for sine garverier i Tabakaria området som også har en god fisketaverna.Det blir et frivillig taverna besøk ved slutten av turen, 15 euro per person (drikke ikke inkludert). Her blir det servert en bestemt meny med småretter, meze. Husk å ha på gode tursko!!
Every Day – Availability and prices upon request for private tours
Above mentioned prices are for group participation. If you wish to book your own tour only with your family or perhaps colleagues, we will be happy to give you prices and ideas for a memorable tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a unique offer.
Episkopou Chrysanthou 37 str. Chania, Crete, Greece
Children up to 6 years old: Free
Children 7 – 12 years old: 15€
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
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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
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All entrance fees and costs are included in the tour price except unspecified fees.
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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.
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.