Lighthouse of Chania

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Chania: Old Town Highlights Guided Tour with Street Food

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

Discover Chania's Old Town on a private or shared group guided tour with a local. Learn about local history, and taste delicious Cretan street food as you explore. Meet your guide in Chania’s bustling market, then set off into the 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.  

From Georgioupoli: Day Trip to Chania and the Botanical Park

2. From Georgioupoli: Day Trip to Chania and the Botanical Park

Admire an array of exotic species of flora and fauna at the Botanical Park and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the quaint streets of Chania on this full-day trip. Start your adventure early in the morning and head to the Botanical Garden and Park of Crete. Wander into the park from the small path and see a variety of trees, exotic plants, and a small artificial lake. Once inside this natural paradise, admire the range of animals who call this park home. Next stop: Chania, the city of Zorbas. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the winding Venetian streets and capture incredible photos of city highlights like the famous Lighthouse. As you explore, visit the Turkish market in the center, and admire the traditional crafts on sale. Stroll along the harbor or stop at one of the many cafes and marvel at the breathtaking views of the sea.

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What people are saying about Lighthouse of Chania

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 37 reviews

We had an amazing experience learning about the rich history of Chania while getting the opportunity to taste the many culinary delicacies the city has to offer! Our guide, Sophia, was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and made the tour really fun for us. Sophia made sure we got to see a lot of the city, including parts of it that we would not have had the chance to see on our own. All of the food stops we made along the way had unbelievably flavourful food. We were extremely pleased with our experience and would recommend anyone to do this tour!

Sophia was a wonderful guide! She was timely, professional and was very watchful of our tight schedule. We enjoyed such delicious food and beautiful alley ways and flowers while waking to the next tasting. Her knowledge of the area and it's history was amazing. Because of this tour, we decided this is a place we would definitely come back to for a longer stay.

We had Sofia who was an amazing guide. She did a great job telling us about the history and cuisine of Chania and Crete in general. The sites she showed us alternated between good and great - she also helped us take a ton of amazing photos. That was a massive plus for us.

Kelly was a great guide. We ate well, she shared both historical and current info about the island, and went above and beyond on giving us ideas for spending the rest of our days on Crete. After a couple of hours with her, we were set for the week.

Great tour - perfect combination of local food and visiting historic places as well as learning some of the history!