Get to know Chania with a stroll through the old town, the major places of interest together with lots of useful insight.
If you are to spend some days in Chania, this tour will show you all the exceptional places that make our old town the beautiful wonder that it is, and will offer you ideas unique to your needs on how to make your stay even more enjoyable.
If Chania is just a stop during your cruise, take advantage of these few hours at your disposal and explore one of the most curious melting pots of people ever conceived.
All in all, this crossroads is the essence of Chania and Crete. Never quite sure on where its heritage lies, the visitor will always enjoy its harmony, beauty and hospitality.
We start from your hotel within the greater Chania area (the port for shore excursions) and then head to a site that offers the best panoramic view of the old town. After that we visit the town itself for a stroll in the quaint small streets, the most important places, and then we head back to where we started.
You'll visit, among others:
- The Chania indoor public market
- The pedestrian walks where you'll find shops of all sorts, including Chania's "leather good stock-market", Skridlof Street, jewelries and other goods.
- The old port
- The old Venetian neighbourhood
- The old Jewish neighbourhood
-The old Ottoman district
**This tour is certainly nicer in sunny weather, but can still be done in bad weather. If the weather is bad we could choose to wait for the next day with good weather to take the tour or, after prior communication, opt for a tour to protected venues e. g. the "Cretan Palate" or the "Cook-out" tours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will pick you up by car from where you are staying, or from the port if it's a shore excursion.
If you haven't booked a hotel yet, please contact me when you've done so through ToursByLocals.
End location: The tour ends where it started unless you prefer another location. I could provide you with suggestions on what to do next depending on your tastes.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Approximate time from pick-up to drop-off.
If this is a shore excursion for you, please make sure that you have the correct time to be back at the ship (usually around 14:00).
Car / Isuzu 4 X 4, 2015, 5 pax maximum (incl. driver). Air conditioned.
In case you desire an executive vehicle, or if your group consists of more than 3 people I can arrange hiring an appropriate means of transportation for you. I will notify you of the price, well in advance. Please contact me for a quote.
- My time and service as your private guide around the city.
- Local treats
-Transfer to Chania town and back
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 euros, cards widely accepted - Actually, an estimate can never be accurate enough. During this excursion you will have the chance to buy souvenirs, local products and have drinks or snacks. At the end of the day, it all depends on how much you want to spend. Let's say that coffees and snacks for 3 in the best of places, cannot exceed 20-25 euros, or 50 in case it's a "not too fancy" restaurant. Some souvenirs or Cretan gruyere (typical cheese) or Malotira (local herbal beverage) could be an added 20.
- Any extra snacks or drinks
-Local buys. For cruise ship travellers, please find out what type of products you are allowed to bring on-board according to the ship's regulations.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside historical monuments.