Walking Tour of Chania Old Town in Crete, Greece

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Walking Tour of Chania Old Town in Crete, Greece


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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Customer Review

" It was a walking tour of old town Chania. It was interesting and opened our eyes to a lot of architecture that we would not have appreciated on our own. We went down charming side streets, discussed local customs, was given information on traditional restaurants (which proved to be excellent) and our guide took care of every member of our groups interests. Great start to our holiday and we really appreciated it." Amrit V. - UK
"Our guide chose to do the tour at 1800 hrs which was really good as it would have been too hot otherwise. Because we were a "slow" group ( one member had a walking aid) she came to our hotel in the morning and explained the tour and we were able to see some of the things that she told us about. The tour was informative (we would not have noticed many things on our own) and fun. We ended in a really nice restaurant (also suggested by our guide) which was the end to a really nice day. Our guide was exceptional." - Dilip, UK [private tour]


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 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. 
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

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily, except Saturdays and Sundays | 10am or 6pm from Chania

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Meeting Point: Chania town (exact location to be advised)

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

Pace: Easy

Spoken Language: English, Spanish, Italian upon request. 

Included: Local tour guide, all entry fees. 

Excluded: Anything else not mentioned as included.

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

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled program: 70% refund. Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund. Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund.

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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