Chania's Turbulent History: Uncover the stories of its Old Town on an audio tour

Did you know that Chania has been inhabited since the Neolithic Period? We’d love to share the amazing history of this little town with you on this self-guided audio tour. You’ll discover its remarkable architecture along the way, including a magnificent lighthouse, churches, mosques, shipyards and the old town’s well preserved houses. They’re a reminder of all the people and cultures that have influenced local life, from ancient times through to the Byzantine era, the Venetian occupation and Turkish rule. I’ll also point out the entertainment and cultural offerings that make the modern town so vibrant. During this tour, I’ll give you local insight, share fun facts, and introduce you to Chania's cultural identity through storytelling. We’ll explore some secret spots and find the old town’s hidden treasures too. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours for this walk. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars en route for a quick (or lengthy!) stop.

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Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries

This 75-minute Trikke tour of Chania's Old Town will give you the unique opportunity to tour around the narrow streets of the Old Town and the Venetian Harbor. Trikke through the floral adorned neighborhoods and admire the beauty of Chania. See the highlights as your guide tells you and the rest of the group all about this incredible town.

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Chania Old Town Tour

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.

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Chania Old Town and Countryside Private Tour

In this unique tour we will have a thoroughgoing exploration of Chania area, exploring the rich history of Chania Old Town, combined with admiring the drive crossing a gorge, alongside with the beautiful countryside and the mountains, and an amazing gastronomical experience. We will walk through the narrow streets of Chania and enjoy centuries old buildings through the Venetian and Ottoman era. We will visit the traces of the Minoan civilization dating back to 3000BC and the remains of the Byzantine rule. I will narrate you Chania’s history and monuments and take panoramic pictures of the Old Town. We will continue driving through the gorge, picturesque villages and marvelous landscapes while I will pinpoint interesting things and talk you through Cretan culture and history. A stop will be made for an hour and a half in a restaurant to enjoy a meal cooked only on wood fire. Finally we will drive back through a panoramic windy road with spectacular views of Chania and Souda bay.

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Chania Old Town Private Tour

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, Romans, Arabs, Jews, 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/Ottoman 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. Also we will visit the Orthodox, the Muslim and the Jewish Quarter and how people lived together through times with peace or turbulence. There is an optional wine tasting for 30 minutes, 12 euro per person.

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Chania Combo Tour

A complete 3-hour Chania Tour. Glide through the narrow alleys of the Old City, to the sandy beach of Nea Chora with the picturesque small port, cruise along the Venetian harbor to the east towards Kum Kapi area (Turkish name meaning the Gate of the Sand), until reaching the former aristocratic area of Halepa. Learn about the neighborhood's turbulent and political 19th-century history. From there head back to the old city and into to the Splantzia district- once the Turkish quarter. Along the way listen to your guide as they provide historical information through your audio guide headset

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