• Region: Chania
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, sightseeing, food-tour, walking tour
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: escorted coach touring
  • Places visited: Chania town

What a magical location Chania is! And with the local host, you are going to experience it all. So get ready—a local way of life, history, cuisine, and culture await!

During the 3 hours of this tour, we will be able to sample local cuisine influenced by Cretan culinary traditions and socialize with the locals while taking in Chania’s Old Venetian harbor and its narrow streets. Explore beautiful Chania and treat yourself to a culinary vacation that highlights all that makes this Mediterranean island unique. Mix with the locals and see the town from a different angle! Savor regional specialties like raki, tsikoudia, along with an abundance of cheese, olives, and other local traditional sweets: “bougatsa” & “loukoumades”. Enjoy the chance to savor the distinct flavors of the Cretan diet. Discover some hidden treasures as well; Find an herb shop that only locals know about and be in awe of the famous traditional knives that are made right there.

You will undoubtedly get a true sense of the city, allowing you to claim: I saw the real Chania!

Tour highlights:

  • Start your morning like a real local, sipping fresh Greek coffee in a classic kafenio.
  • Enjoy the traditional local pastry “bougatsa” & “loukoumades”
  • Learn about the traditions, culture and history of the past capital of Crete, Chania.
  • Check out the Cretan famous traditional knives
  • Taste an abundance of local products, from the greatest local producers

How to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreens
  • Cash and credit card for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

9 AM:

Our guide will pick you up at the gate of your hotel or will meet you directly in the city center.

*You must wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and put on sunscreen (use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs). Among your personal belongings you will have with you on tour, please have cash for paying personal expenses (some shops do not accept credit cards).

Our way leads to the past capital of Crete, Chania, in the heart of the old town. Our first stop will be at the traditional kafenio, where we will get to know how exactly the Greeks spend their mornings. Our guide will show you a different reality, along with a cup of coffee.

10 AM:

Next, we are going to explore the town’s century-old market with local – Cretan products and groceries.

11 AM:

In the end, we will make a pleasant short walk to observe the main sights of the town and learn some interesting facts about its history and architecture. We will stroll around the old Ottoman and Jewish Quarters where each spot, every small street you’ll pass has a story to tell! To make this tour even more special we will discover the herb shop that only locals know about and be in awe of the famous traditional knives that are made right there.


Boarding the coach and departing to the hotel.

*There is also an option to make this tour in the afternoon, from 5 PM until 8 PM.

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Transfer by comfortable coach
  • Water in the coach
  • Guide accompanying
  • Local food tasting
  • Coffee in a traditional kafenio
  • Lunch
  • Local products purchase (optional)

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