Explore and Taste Chania Walking tour

From EUR 49

Chania is a wonderful old town with many hidden corners, waiting to be discovered.

Follow our knowledgeable guide to a discovery journey of flavours, smells, unique images, history and feelings, that will allow you to get to know the city and its’ people.

Seize the opportunity to explore this beautiful town with your five senses like a local!

While experiencing unique tastes and learning about the traditional, Cretan products and the rich and interesting history they are bound with, you will also discover the Town’s most important monuments!

Visit the Greek Christian Orthodox Cathedral (the Church of the Three Martyrs) from the 1860s, Taste some of the finest Cretan olives and olive oil, Visit the old quarter (now, alas, also overwhelmed by modern tourist enterprises, Visit the Plateia Venizelou (known as “Sintrivani”) the large clearing at the far curve of the old harbor - now distinguished by its marble fountain, Taste a coffee at a traditional coffee roasting shop, Visit the Great Municipal Market (ca. 1911), Taste honey and smell the herbs in the Market, Taste the famous “Bougatsa”, the “paximadia”, the “kalitsounia”, Cretan cheese and tasty “loukoumades”! Visit the “Splatzia” (Plateia 1821) and the Greek Christian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, a - once- Venetian Catholic monastery, where you will Taste a local beer or a local soft drink.

Additional Information

Cancellation and Refund policy
ll cancellations must be made by your reservations department in writing to us by email: You receive 100% refund in case the tour is canceled 96 hours prior to the start time of the tour. You are refunded 50% of the amount in case the tour is canceled between 96 hours and 48 hours before the start time. If the tour is canceled less than 48 hours before the time it begins, then you are entitled no refund.

From EUR 49

+0 Additional options

Book Now!

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit.

The old town of Chania is situated next to the old harbour and is the matrix around which the whole urban area was developed. It used to be surrounded by the old Venetian fortifications that started to be built in 1538; of them the eastern and western parts have survived. From the south, the old town is continuous with the new, and from the north the physical border is the sea. The centre of the modern city is the area extending next to the old town and especially towards the south.

By this walking tour we are going to see, explore and visit

  • Plateia Venizelou, (Sintrivani) the large clearing at the far curve of the old harbor - now distinguished by its marble fountain
  • The prominent domed Mosque of Djamissis (or of Hassan Pasha), erected soon after the Turks conquered Chania in 1645
  • The great arsenali, where the Venetians made and repaired ships; exhibitions are sometimes held inside
  • The old arsenal and see the massive replica of a Minoan ship that was made to participate in the Athens Olympics of 2004.
  • Walk out along the breakwater to the 19th-century lighthouse (thoroughly restored in 2006)
  • Plateia 1821 (Splatzia) and the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. Begun as a Venetian Catholic monastery, it was converted by the Turks into a mosque -- thus its campanile and minaret! The square is a pleasant place to sit and have a cool drink.
  • Great municipal market (ca. 1911)
  • The Orthodox Cathedral or the Church of the Three Martyrs, from the 1860s
  • The old quarter (now, alas, also overwhelmed by modern tourist enterprises)
  • The synagogue; built in the 17th century and destroyed in World War II, it has now been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit.
  • The Renieri Gate from 1608.
  • We may also visit and give a guided tour as an extra walk to:
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • The Church of San Salvatore is converted into a fine little museum of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art.

Inclusions:

  • Licensed tour guide

Exclusions:

  • Lunch or dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting Point:

Trimartiri Church on Patriarchou Athinagora square off Halidon street at 10:00 am.

Your tour guide will hold an orange colored Chania Walking Tours sign to identify him / her. THE TOUR STARTS AT 10:00 AM

Highlights

Chania walking tour

Route

  1. Patriarchou Athinagora Square