Chania old town walking-tour & archaeological museum


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), American Sign Language (fluent), Greek (fluent)

A journey through time

In this tour, we will visit all the historical quarters within 3 hours and talk about all the monuments of the old town.
We will walk along the waterfront and see all the important works and public buildings and how their use changed throughout the years. Just a few steps away from the historic center lie the ruins of the first settlement which was built in the town some 5000 years ago.

Our tour will come to an end in the museum which is housed in a very impressive building of the Venetian period. It houses relics from the Neolithic period to the late Roman times, covering a chronological span of 3000 years. You will see pottery from different periods, mosaic floors, ancient coins, Minoan offerings, gold jewelry, classical Greek and Roman sculpture and other relics which give us important information about the ancient civilizations and their way of life.
Through the 1 hour-tour in the museum, you will be able to form a picture of the past and the development of ideas over the years.


Our tour will begin at the main covered market
We will continue to the old town for about 3 hours
We can have as many stops as you like if you need to rest or take pictures
Our tour will end up in the archaeological museum where I will guide you for an additional hour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the municipal covered market.

End location: In the archaeological museum where you can spend more time if you like.

Duration: 4 hours

This is a 3 hour walking tour in the old town and an additional hour in the archaeological museum.


Walking tour.
* If you want a pick up and drop off to your hotel, I can arrange for a private transportation. Please, inquire me for a customised tour.

What’s Included

My service as your private tour guide for all tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro - Per person.
It includes the museum entrance fee and personal expenses for drinks and snacks.

What’s Extra

- The entrance fee for the archaeological museum is 4 euro per person
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to the site.



A Recent Review of this tour

Vasiliki made special arrangements to meet us early as we had an early/short stay in port. She took us on a great walking tour through old town and along the old port. She was incredibly knowledgable and informative - an obvious expert on the history Crete and ancient Greece. We ended at the public market where she helped us sample some local foods and pick up some local specialties. Our only wish was that we could have spent more time with Vasiliki learning more about Crete's fantastic history.
Ken Pawlowski

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