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Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

1. Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

Meet your guide in Chania’s bustling market, then set off into historic Old Town. Unravel the history of Chania as you stroll around the streets and admire the impressively well-preserved architecture. Stroll along the cobbled narrow paths of the city, and learn about Chania’s Venetian past, renaissance heritage, and Ottoman influences. Pass by famous landmarks and soak up the charming atmosphere as you mingle with the locals. As you explore, discover the flavors of Cretan cuisine, stop at colorful food shops and taverns, selling wine, olive-oil, cheese, herbs, spices, and more, and enjoy street food samples along the way.  

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Crete: Agios Nikolaos, Kritsa and Amazonas Park Day Trip

2. Crete: Agios Nikolaos, Kritsa and Amazonas Park Day Trip

Start with pickup from your hotel and first pass the Selinari monastery with its impressive gorge, and reach the small town of Neapolis. Visit the Vassilakis Estate, one of the oldest and most successful olive oil producers in Crete. Enjoy a detailed tour of their production facility and learn how olive oil is made. Continue to the provincial capital of Agios Nikolaos where you can admire the shimmering blue waters of the bay of Mirabello. Walk along the harbor and over the bridge to the freshwater Lake Voulismeni. Visit a local market and browse for specialty local products such as honey, olive oil, and spices. After a Greek coffee in one of the cozy cafes, continue to Kritsa, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Admire the views of the whitewashed houses of the village located below a steep rocky slope. Take a break for some lunch at your own expense, followed by a stroll through the village. Finally, travel to Amazonas Park and discover a sanctuary for the conservation of endangered species. Take a guided tour of the sanctuary and see a variety of colorful parrots and curious monkeys. See rare parrot species which will eventually be released back into their natural habitat, and enjoy the fantastic views of the foothills of the Dikti Mountains.

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Heraklion: Food Walking Tour

3. Heraklion: Food Walking Tour

Discover the delicious offerings of Crete with this Heraklion for foodies tour. As you stroll the streets of Heraklion with your expert foodie guide, hear about the history and tradition behind some of the island's most beloved dishes. Enjoy a wealth of tastings such as bougatsa (custard cream pie) kalitsounia (sweet mizithra cheese and honey pies), dolmades (rice wrapped in vine leaf with herbs), Cretan olives, dakos (rusk bread with tomato and grated feta) cheeses, honey, seafood dishes and more. Visit artisanal delis and food shops that have been run by dedicated families for generations and taste the products they so lovingly create. A truly decadent discovery of Crete’s indulgent foodie scene. Be sure to come hungry.

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Chania: Sightseeing & Tastings Tour

4. Chania: Sightseeing & Tastings Tour

Find what makes Crete’s cultural capital so marvelous. Explore some of the Old Town’s best sights, while discovering the lesser-known Ottoman and Jewish quarters. Get ready to experience Chania with all your senses! Begin at the Dimotiki Agora (Municipal Market), which denotes the old and new town boundary. Sample local delicacies while exploring the market and find out why Crete is home to one of the healthiest diets in the world. After fulfilling your taste buds, stroll around the old town district by passing through its maze of hidden back streets and narrow laneways, visiting Venetian and Ottoman monuments, and discovering doors to secret gardens. Hear stories, myths, and legends about kings, sailors, merchants, heroes, lovers, and artists. Figure out how this city has been a crossroad between the West and East for centuries. Next, you’ll have the unique chance to see local craftsmen producing their handmade products. Hear their stories, and possibly test your skills. Meander through the old Jewish and Ottoman neighborhoods and learn how multiculturalism has changed locals’ life through the centuries. Finally, after walking along the historic harbors' promenade, relax your muscles in a local-favorite spot where you’ll enjoy an enticing table with Cretan Mezedes (local tapas). End the tour here and continue your own exploration through the city or head back to the starting point. Before parting ways, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best of your trip in Chania.

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What people are saying about Crete

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Super food tour tailored to balance adult and teenager requirements. The food and drinks were varied tasty and authentic. We really felt like we visited Chania properly and saw places we would have missed wandering aimlessly by ourselves. Roussos laid back style was superb and he knows the area and the people so well. We could have taken several hours more walking and eating (but maybe not so much for the teenagers!) and now always look for a food tour with a local guide when in new cities!

The tour was great. We got a really great impression of the city, its history and many hidden corners. It was a great experience with a very good guide who took a lot of time and looked after us in an absolutely fantastic way. We can only recommend this tour to everyone. She is a very good choice.

Excellent tour by Roussos. We have been to Chania many times, but he showed us so many new sights and amazing special street food we would never have found ourselves. Jim and Fran

We enjoyed seeing the old town and the market, as well as trying local cuisine. A good change from the beach excursions.

Friendly knowledgeable guide, lots of places you would otherwise never experience