Private Walking Tour of Chania Old Town

From: 200

Value for money

Tour around Chania’s historical neighborhoods and discover the greatness of Crete’s history, off beaten path, all from 280€.

History & Legends

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

A unique experience

Discover the beauties of the city like a local and be amazed by the special character and the history of this city.

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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. Explore the hidden spots of the old town and the Venetian harbour.
  6. Enjoy the walk through the narrow streets and the flower-decorated neighbourhoods.

Description

If your visit to Chania has thus far centered on the renowned landmarks within the Old Town and the Venetian Harbor, this tour promises an entirely different and exclusive experience. Departing from the typical tourist route, we invite you to delve into the hidden gems known only to the locals – streets, buildings, high spots, and neighborhoods that carry the echoes of Venetian, Ottoman, and ancient Cretan lives. Our distinctive tour offers more than a mere stroll through familiar monuments. Immerse yourself in the charm of flower-adorned neighborhoods, where Cretan history, mythology, and traditions come alive. Engage with locals, savoring authentic culinary delights that mirror the true essence of the region. Join us as we lead you through the ages, unveiling the lesser-explored facets of the city. Venture into the old societies of Topanas, Splantzia, Kolombo, and Kasteli, ascending hills for panoramic views of the harbor. Traverse traditional Cretan shops and admire magnificent buildings that stand as testaments to the city’s rich heritage. Explore the ancient ruins of Minoan Kydonia and the formidable Byzantine-Venetian moats’ towering walls. In just two hours, immerse yourself in the narratives of five ancient civilizations, embracing their architecture, culture, and the captivating tales of ancient spirits. Please remember to wear sensible shoes for this engaging walk. Step off the beaten path and discover Chania from a unique perspective with our insightful and culturally rich tour.  

Inclusions

  1. Hotel pick up and drop off (for central hotels only)
  2. Licensed-professional local guide
  3. Bottled water per person
  4. Analytic information of Crete’s history

Exclusions

  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Any car transportation
  3. Meal

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PICKUPS

Starting Point: Quick Film Photo Shop

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!
Ems
15/04/2024
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
12/04/2024
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
02/04/2024
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
27/12/2023
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
12/12/2023
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.
Mobile562656
16/11/2023
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.
Compass52027796678
03/11/2023
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.
ゆか
03/11/2023
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
28/10/2023
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
24/10/2023

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