Leisure holidays in Chania

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Visit Crete in its low or midseason, away from hectic crowds and make the most of this hidden paradise. Experience its beauties unfolding before your eyes. Culture, nature,  history, traditions, gastronomy are just a few key words to give you an insight of what you will  indulged yourselves into.  Come aboard and join us in a journey of all senses.

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All about the Leisure holidays in Chania.

Tour Highlights 

  • Explore the region of Chania and experience the authentic elements of the island
  • Discover the hidden treasures and gems of the mainland
  • Live like a local and get in touch with the lifestyle of the Cretans
  • Learn everything about the history and traditions of Crete
  • Tour around the natural monuments and feel the unique environment around you
  • Stay in a local family-run house and experience the Cretan hospitality
  • Chauffeured private tours ensures a more relaxing and personal experience

Description 

This is a tour, focusing on the authentic experience a visitor of Crete can live during its stay on the island. The total experience is organized by a family-run business and every tour that included in the itinerary aims to introduce the visitor, the non-touristic side of Crete.

During this journey, you’ll visit natural monuments of the region, the beautiful mainland and its provinces, small family olive mills, wineries, bakeries, cheese factories and restaurants.  Starting always with a walking tour of the old town and the Venetian harbor of Chania you’ll discover 5000 years of Cretan history. You will be completely free to customize the rest of the itinerary with tours you like the most in private basis. You can select the days you’ll stay in Chania and plan with us your dreamed itinerary.

*The below schedule is including some of the best-seller tours but it’s always up to you to customize and change the plans, days of stay, tours etc. 

Brief recommended itinerary 

Day one – Introducing Chania

Arrival at the airport of Chania – Transfer to the Old Arbor’s Comfortable family house – Check-in & relax – Afternoon walking tour of the old town and the Venetian harbor

Day Two – The must-dos

You can select between the following private tours:

Day Three – Get in touch with the Cretan Gastronomy

For this day we are definitely suggesting an afternoon cooking class (in small-group basis), as it one of the most authentic tours you can participate in. You can change it though to another small-group tour that interests you more.

Free morning — Afternoon Cooking class

Day Four – A special theme tour for you

You can select between the following private morning tours:

Day Five – Departure day

Transfer from the house to CHQ Airport

*A more analytic itinerary follows on the next page (Itinerary) 

This itinerary is including 4 overnights in Chania area. You can customize the length of your vacation in Chania-Crete and plan with us a shorter itinerary in Chania or longer with more destinations of Crete and Greece such as Heraklion, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Naxos etc.

Price List

  • Total price for 1 person: 1850€ 
  • If you are 2 people: 970€ per person
  • If you are 3 people: 680€ per person
  • If you are 4 people: 580€ per person
  • If you are 5 people: 480€ per person
  • If you are 6 people: 440€ per person

We will be more than happy to create the best holiday itinerary with you and do our best to transform a simple trip to Greece into an unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate to contact us at info@gstours.gr and speak with one of our travel specialists!

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.
  • Round-trip Chania Airport transfers with private vehicle
  •  4 overnights (Old Arbor’s Comfortable family house) in Chania
  • First day’s private walking tour
  • Second day’s private “must-do” tour
  • Third day’s cooking class or similar in small-group basis
  • Fourth day’s theme private tour
  • All Local taxes & VAT
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  1. DAY ONE Introducing Chania

    Welcome to Chania!! Our friendly driver will collect you from Chania Airport and drive you to your accommodation Old Arbor’s comfortable family house. Check-in, relax and enjoy your stay. A bit later you’ll enjoy an afternoon walk in the old town and the Venetian harbor of Chania. There are streets, buildings, high spots, neighborhoods, monuments that only us, locals, know. We will walk together on the stone paths where the Venetians, the Ottomans and the old Cretans used to live and work.

    We will admire the incredible flower decorated neighborhoods, learn about the Cretan history, the Cretan mythology and traditions, meet the locals and eat like locals. You‘ll get a unique tour through the ages and explore the other side of the city. We will visit neighborhoods like Topanas, Splantzia, Kolombo and Kasteli, high spots to admire the panoramic view of the harbor, traditional Cretan taverns and magnificent buildings.

    Also we will visit the ancient ruins of the greatest Minoan city, Kydonia and the high walls of the Venetian moats, called “Tafros”. The most important thing that you will learn from our tour is that in two hours you will tour and learn about five old civilizations, see their architecture, know about their culture and hear the ancient spirits history and tales! Then you will have some free time to walk around the town.

  2. DAY TWO The mast-dos

    Chania, as most people say, is one of the most beautiful cities of Greece. The mainland of Chania is full of beautiful natural monuments! The imposing gorge of Samaria, a UNESCO protected natural park, the longest gorge in Europe (18km) is one of the most popular attractions of Chania. Then, Elafonisi pink sand beach in the SW end of Chania region was voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The sea lagoon of Balos is equally beautiful to Elafonisi. A nice day cruise will combine this incredible beach with the historical castle in Gramvousa island. Finally, the ancient palace of Knosos in Heraklion, is one of the greatest archaeological sites of Europe.

    *We are always including private tours to visit the above destinations as they considered as the must-see places of Chania. A more relaxing private experience is always recommended in order to avoid the crowds and live a unique experience.

  3. DAY THREE Get in touch with the Cretan Gastronomy

    A perfect day to get in touch with the local culture and a big part of it, the Cretan gastronomy. An authentic cooking class in traditional Cretan recipes will take place in a traditional family house up to the mountains. Together we will prepare some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meat, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs. We’ll also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products we will use. We will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with our own hands, learn how we, Cretans, cook.

  4. DAY FOUR A special theme tour for you

    If you want to experience the authentic side of Crete, then a tour like this will be ideal. Depending on the special interests of each one of you, there are plenty of options such as the following experiences:

     

    Choose the tour that suits you the most and live an unforgettable experience.

  5. DAY FIVE Departure day

    Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye! Our driver will collect you from the house and drive you to the airport. We hope to see you again and share unique experiences and wonderful memories!

Stuffed vegetables
Old Arbor's Comfortable family house

Old Arbor’s is a cozy, modern, family house three min. from the beach of Agioi Apostoloi and Chrisi Akti and fifteen min. from the city center of Chania (all by car). Ideal for families, couples and friends. It has two comfortable bedrooms with 2 king-size beds or 4 single beds. Two bathrooms, a fully-equipped big kitchen, and a large living room with one comfortable sofa-bed and 2 sofas. The house is fully equipped and the hosts are welcoming the guests.

The house locates in Daratsos, a quiet neighborhood with beautiful surroundings. There are many restaurants, cafe and supermarkets just 700m to 1km far from the house. The fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and comfortable bedrooms will provide you a very relaxing environment. The living room is large but cozy and you can also enjoy your coffee/tea or meal at the balcony. The beach is one km away from the house and the city center is 5km. The walking distance to the beach is twenty minutes and the city center is 15 minutes by car or bus. The public bus, stops 40 meters from the house and you will need 20 minutes for the city center and 5 minutes to the beach. You can pick up the public bus from the bus station in 1866 square. The house is  30-40 minutes from Chania airport by car.

Old Arbor’s is a local family-run business.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
The accommodation is inluding Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Wifi
  • Washing machine
  • Air conditioning (at all rooms)
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Towels, sheets, soap and toilet paper
  • Hot water
  • Baby chair
  • Free on-street parking
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking items
  • Casseroles and pans, oil, salt and pepper
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Hairdryer
  • Hangers
  • Shampoo
  • Bed linen
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Terrace or balcony
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid box
The accommodation is not inluding Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Breakfast
  • Reception
  • Mini-bar