A trip through a 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.
There is an option of wine tasting, for half an hour, please contact us for further details.
•Meet in front of Chania covered market or from your hotel if it's in the old town.
•We will walk around Chania old town for about 3 hours at the Jewish, Christian, Muslim sections of the city, and will show sights of different eras on the city and how it changed through time.
•Stops will be made for rest, photos or shopping. We will visit two different panoramic viewpoints at Kasteli hill and Firkas fort.
•Optional wine tasting for half an hour, 12 euro more per person. Please contact me for further details.
•I am flexible with the itinerary if you have a particular interest. Please contact me if you have any special requests.
•Tour ends at the old Venetian port.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In front of Chania covered market (Agora)
Duration: 3 hours
It's a walking tour. I could pick up and drop off guests residing outside Chania town with my 7-seater car but in such case please inquire me for a customised tour.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 Euro - •20 euro for οptional shopping in the local artisans' shops
•20 euro for optional lunch
•10 euro for snacks and drinks
•12 euro per person for optional wine tasting for 30 minutes. Please contact me for further details.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
•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). The back seats are ideal for children.
•I am not licensed to guide inside museums or archaeological sites.
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Review for Chania Old Town Private Tour - Inquiring about and booking our tour was straightforward because George responded promptly and provided clear and detailed information via email. Our tour was great, George was friendly, knowledgeable about ancient and modern Greek history/culture, attentive to our interests, and had helpful recommendations.