Chania Old Town Private Shore Excursion

Tour Number

Activity Level

436334


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car. Some areas are not wheelchair accessible and have to follow different route.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), Italian (conversational), Greek (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

Discover the city with 7000 year old history


Chania since the ancient times was a melting pot of civilizations and cultures, each invader and new town resident leaving its mark on history, architecture and culture. Chania is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe dating back to Minoan civilization around 5000BC.

In this tour we will try to trace the remains of civilizations, in the buildings and monuments. By doing so we will go through the waterfront, alleyways, fortifications, viewpoints and marks of the past. We will see how Chania has changed over time, the buildings added and destroyed. The city was divided in the Christian, Muslim and Jewish quarters. We will go through them where I will show you historic points of interest not so obvious to the average visitor.

Although the tour focuses on history, we will explore the culture and traditions of Chania and how they have merged to form the modern day city of Chania.

Itinerary

• Pick up at Souda port, your accommodation or any other convenient location in the greater Chania area.
• We will walk around Chania old town for about 3 hours at the Jewish, Christian, Muslim sections of the city, and I will show you sights of different eras on the city and how it changed over time.
• Stops will be made for rest, photos or shopping. We will visit two different panoramic viewpoints at Kasteli hill and San Angelo bastion.
• I am flexible with the itinerary if you have a particular interest. Please contact me if you have any special requests.
• Tour ends where it started unless you prefer another location.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at Souda port, your accommodation or any other convenient location in the greater Chania area. If in Chania city convenient location would be in front of the municipal covered market (Agora).

End location: Drop off at Souda port, your accommodation or any other convenient location in the greater Chania area.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Private A/C car Citroen Picasso C3 (7 seats including driver).

What’s Included

• My time and services as your private guide to show you Chania old town.
• Transportation with a private A/C car Citroen Picasso C3 (7 seats including driver).
• Departure and return from Souda Port (Shore Excursion) or any other location in the greater Chania area.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - • 20 euro for οptional shopping in the local artisans' shops
• 10 euro for snacks and drinks

What’s Extra

• 20 euro for οptional shopping in the local artisans' shops
• 10 euro for snacks and drinks
• I can customize the tour for larger groups. Please contact me for details and a quote.

Restrictions

• My car is a Citroen C4 Picasso, it fits 4 guests comfortably, folding back seats make room for two more (total 7 seats including driver).
• I am not licensed to guide inside museums or archaeological sites.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message George T.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Chania-Private-Tour-Shore-Excursion

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