Venetian and Ottoman Sites of Crete Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), German (fluent), Greek (fluent)

Rethimnon- Arkadi- Chania with a Private Guide

We will start our day with a detailed sightseeing walking tour in the old town of Rethimnon. We will visit the Venetian fortress of Fortezza, the Venetian harbor, the Loggia, the Guora gate, the Rimondi fountain, the church of St. Francis and several more unique monuments.

On our way to Chania we will stop at the exquisite Monastery of Arkadi, a 16th century monument and a symbol of freedom and independence for the Cretan people.

Reaching Chania, we will explore several Venetian and Ottoman monuments, such as the Firkas Fortress, the Fransiscan Monastery of San Salvador, the Venetian church of Ag Rockos, the Plateau of Venizelos, the Venetian Grand Arsenal, the Venetian "Neoria", The Venetian Monastery of San Frangiskos, Gialli Tzamissi, the Egyptian lighthouse, the Ottoman district of Splanzia and the Jewish square with the old 16th century Synagogue.

Our tour will sum up at the cruciform open-air fruit and leather market of the town after visiting Chania Archaeology Museum with its unique treasures.


Points of Interest/Touring:

- Rethimnon old town sightseeing walking tour
- Arkadi Monastery: a symbol of Independence
- Chania old town sightseeing walking tour
- Chania Archaeology Museum
- Lunch stop in Chania at a traditional Restaurant by the harbor

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Heraklion Hotel

End location: Your Heraklion Hotel

Duration: 10 hours


A new, modern, fully air- conditioned Premium class Minibus with 15 pax capacity.

In the case of a couple/3 people, a private taxi transportation can be arranged instead upon request with different charge

What’s Included

- My services as an Official Licensed Tourist Guide

- A new, modern, fully air-conditioned Premium class Minibus with 15 people capacity

- A professional driver

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euro - For entrance tickets and average lunch costs

What’s Extra

- Entrance Fees to Historic Sites- Museums i.e:

- Chania Archaeological Museum 2euro pp
- Etz Hayyim Synagogue Chania 2 euro pp
- Arkadi Monastery 2,5 euro pp
- Fortezza Fortress in Rethimnon 4 euro pp
- Mastamba Temenos Rethimnon- today the Paleology Museum- 4 euro pp

- Lunch costs paid locally

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a great time. Wonderful guide to visit Crete with. Marilina was very knowledgeable, engaging and fun company.
Mark Gasser

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