Chania, a town on the crossroads of civilizations
Chania's Old Town is being inhabited since the ancient ages of the Minoan Civilization from 5000BC. Since then it has always been a vivid place of prosperity and growth, influenced through the ages by the various cultures due to its geopolitical place in the Mediterranean Sea and those who invaded it particularly in the late years, such us the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks.
We will stroll through the historic alleys and pinpoint the Byzantine and the Venetian Walls and Fortifications.
Then walk through the main streets and see the emergence of history from the Ancient Ages from the archeological excavations inside the Old Town to the Medieval and Recent Ages through the old buildings, the churches, the synagogues and the mosques. You will discover how people lived together through times with peace or turbulence. There is a 30-minute wine tasting option, for 12 euro per person, please contact me for further details.
•Pick up from Souda port, Chania airport, your hotel/accommodation in the greater Chania area or any other nearby convenient location
•We will tour the old town for 3 hours and try to visit as much as possible. First we will depict the Old Town's Walls, then walk in the main streets and narrate its history through the old buildings, the relics and the temples and how each Quarter's different culture influenced one another
•Stops will be made in case of shopping, photos and rest
•In case you have a special request, I am flexible to schedule the tour according to your needs
•The tour ends where we started from unless you prefer a different location
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In front of the municipal covered market (Agora)
Duration: 4 hours
•Private A/C car Citroen C4 Picasso, it fits 4 guests, and folding back seats make room for two more (total 7 seats including driver).
•The back seats are ideal for children.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 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
•Because of COVID-19 only two adults are allowed in the car, plus children and a driver.
•I am not licensed to guide inside museums or archeological sites.
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Peter is very knowledgeable about the area. He was very flexible in adapting the tour to our requests.