Chania in a Nutshell – Crete’s Ancient & Modern History Private Tour

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Tour around Chania’s historical neighborhoods and discover the greatness of Crete’s history, off beaten path, without braking your bank.

History & Legends

Explore the small alleys of Chania, Aptera city and the Archaeological Museum with a knowledgeable local guide and learn everything about history, facts and unknown stories.

A unique experience

Discover the long and glorious history of Chania and learn everything about local traditions, culture, and heritage. Experience the city vibes off the beaten path and visit the most historical areas of the region.

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Discover the historical heritage of Chania city.
  2. Learn about the culture and traditions of Crete.
  3. Visit the unknown historical paths of Chania city.
  4. Live the experience with a licensed professional local guide.
  5. Visit Aptera Ancient city and learn everything about Crete’s history.
  6. Walk in the narrow alleys of Chania’s Old Town and follow the steps of our ancestors.
  7. Explore The Venetian Harbor of Chania and admire the historical buildings.
  8. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Chania and discover its amazing exhibitions.


Embark on an enthralling journey through the captivating city of Chania, Crete, as we unravel its tapestry of rich history, deep-rooted traditions, vibrant culture, and precious heritage. Our immersive tour promises to sweep you off the beaten path, providing a unique opportunity to explore the most historical corners of this captivating region. The adventure commences with a visit to the ancient city of Aptera, a historical gem where the ruins echo tales of antiquity. Delve into the secrets of bygone civilizations and marvel at architectural wonders that have withstood the test of time. As we venture deeper into the heart of Chania, a captivating walking tour of the Chania Old Town awaits, leading you through a labyrinth of narrow streets, Venetian architecture, and charming squares. Our next destination is the picturesque and iconic Venetian Harbor, where another captivating walking tour reveals its romantic allure. As we stroll along the waterfront, immerse yourself in the charm of this historic area. The journey culminates at the Archaeological Museum of Chania, where an array of invaluable artifacts and exhibits unfolds the city’s vibrant history, culture, and heritage. By the end of this meticulously crafted tour, you will carry with you not only a profound appreciation for Chania’s past but also a lasting connection to its unique character. Join us on this unforgettable adventure and create memories that resonate with the essence of Chania’s allure. Book now for an enriching and immersive experience that will linger in your heart.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. Licensed professional local guide
  3. Bottled water per person
  4. English speaking, local driver
  5. Ancient city and museum entrance fees
  6. Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  7. All taxes, fees and handling charges


  1. Gratuities (optional)

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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