Walking Tour of Chania Old Town in Crete, Greece

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Walking Tour of Chania Old Town in Crete, Greece

50.00

An alternative walking tour in Chania Crete through the town's multicultural history and bustling life. 

Visiting Places: Minoan neighbourhoods, Hellenistic walls, Ottoman bathhouses, an important church, Venetian bastions, local shops (boot-maker, knife-maker and food shops), underground cisterns, Venetian harbour, local Central Municipal Food Market of Chania.
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

During this 3-hour alternative walking tour in Chania old town in west Crete, you will discover the core of the town's multicultural character and its authentic culinary scene! You will explore five millennia of history and prehistory of this multi-faceted city, through Minoan neighbourhoods, Hellenistic walls, bombarded Ottoman bathhouses, Latin inscriptions, a church with the symbols of two religions, imposing Venetian bastions, boot-makers' shops, knife-makers' shops, underground cisterns, a Venetian harbour and an African village; all representing a pebble on the multicultural mosaic of Chania town's historic past. You will also visit the Central Municipal Market of Chania, one of the best things to do in Crete and small food shops spotted by locals where you will taste a variety of local delicacies; an authentic gastronomic experience in the unique cuisine of Crete.
During this walking tour in Chania, you will stay away from the touristic spots documented as a 'must'; your insider guide will help you explore Chania's cultural identity through story-telling about people and buildings and experience Chania through strolls inside colourful alleys covered with mesmerising aromas of food, sounds and musics of Chania neighbourhoods. 

Special Features

  • Interesting sightseeing with a local insider
  • Interaction with local craftsmen
  • Tasting of authentic flavors of the Cretan cuisine

Why We Like it

This is a fantastic walking tour in Chania that escapes the crowds and tourist traps; a great introduction to this beautiful city with a local insider guide and definitely one of the best things to do in Chania on your first day, ideal also for those visiting Chania on a cruise for just a day. 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily, except Saturdays and Sundays | 9am or 6pm from Chania

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Meeting Point: Chania town

Group Size: Min 2 - max 10 persons (shared groups) | Private groups available upon request here

Pace: Easy

Spoken Language: English, Italian

Included: English/Italian speaking archaeologist and licensed tour guide, all snacks, all entry fees. 

Excluded: Anything else not mentioned as included, including food and beverages other than the tastings during the tour.

Note: Discount of 50% for children up to 12 years old ; special prices for larger, private groups. Get your discount code here

Vendor: Natour Lab

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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