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Always the first thing you hear about Chania - the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants.

But what about a walk-tour especially designed around the old town and Venetian port, which reveals Chania's status as a cultural crossroads?

This walk will allow you to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Roman Catholic cathedral, the old Jewish and Turkish quarters behind the inner harbour. Chania Old Town Walks offers an original way to explore on foot this historically fascinating city through a private 2 hour tour.

The tour will also bring out plenty of hidden spots off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. While it has been well researched and planned, it is designed to be informal and "loosely" organised to allow for flexibilities that can add to your pleasure.

You’ll be accompanied by an expert who is familiar with Chania’s complex history; its monuments, buildings, alleyways and hidden gems.

This is a walk suitable for all ages that allows you to imagine what Chania was really like in antiquity. You can also begin to understand the importance of this city, as well as the island of Crete, within the broader context of the eastern Mediterranean region.

Detailed Information

The tour is running from May 2nd till October 15th on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

Cost: 35.00 Euros per person – Children under 14 yrs old : 15.00 Euros

Included : English speaking guide to be met at town’s center – or your hotel’s lobby *
                  * for guests staying out of town, roundtrip transfers can be added on request and at a supplement

Meetingtime: 17.30pm

Duration : +/- 2 hrs

Group size : max 10 participants

On a PRIVATE basis the tour can be organized on any date throughout the year 

Walking Conditions: Easy to medium level with flat and slightly uneven paved and cobblestone surfaces and some stairs. Comfortable shoes and sun hat essential.

Cancellation policy :
08 days or more prior to tour : no penalty
07-02 days : 50%
01 day or less : full charge

Please Note :
- In case the specific tour chosen can not materialize because of weather or other conditions beyond our control, clients will be able to reschedule for another day or will be offered a replacement tour. If the options offered are not accepted by clients, the tour is cancelled and is fully refundable.
- We retain the right to cancel a tour in case of non sufficient participation – since we run each tour for a minimum of 4 persons.

Book

For more info and reservations please contact us: reservations@cretetravel.com

Reviews 

Hi Yiannis. We really enjoyed it. Our guide gave us a fascinating tour of the Old Town that was both informative and insightful. She is obviously proud of her home town. Definitely a highlight of our week in Chania. Thanks.
- David T.

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