Chania Old Town

Chania: A feast of experiences that capture the soul of Crete

The westernmost region of Crete with the romantic picturesque capital. It is one of the favorites of all those who visit it. Chania is full of beauty, history and charm. It also has a different topography. From rugged mountains to a world-famous gorge and paradise beaches. The city is full of authentic character, with beautiful charming architecture. The Turkish mosque, the Egyptian lighthouse and the absolutely beautiful Venetian shipyards are remarkable. Some now serve as cultural sites and are in perfect condition.

Chania is famous for its Venetian port and old town with its streets full of bougainvillea and jasmine

About this activity

Discover the most traditional city of Crete...


  • Drive along the northwest coast of Crete and enjoy panoramic sea views
  • Learn about the Ottoman, Venetian and Byzantine history of Chania
  • Look for leather and ceramic souvenirs in the market
Full description

Chania in Crete is located on the western side of the island. Although some places have been developed into tourist resorts, most beaches and villages in Chania retain their original style. The north side is more developed with luxurious tourist resorts and organized beaches. Here are the most popular coastal villages of Chania. On the contrary, the south side is isolated and more traditional.

Due to its long history and rich culture, the area of ​​Chania retains its traditional architecture. A walk in the Old Town with its intense medieval architecture is a walk in the past. The Venetian port of Chania is the most characteristic point of western Crete. Holidays in Chania combine relaxation with amazing beaches, historic visits and an authentic life experience.

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The prefecture of Chania has amazing places to visit. From secret villages and wonderful beaches to interesting sights. The most famous city is Chania, with its typical Venetian, Turkish and traditional architecture. The most impressive beaches are Balos, Elafonisi and Falassarna. There are countless other amazing beaches.

Holidays in Chania are a very interesting experience. A tour of the county will also take you to many interesting attractions. Explore the medieval castles you will find on your way. Walk the many paths along the forests and gorges. Visit the small local museums that depict local history and try a chat with the locals at the traditional restaurants. You will often see them sitting in the village square and enjoying a coffee under the shade of a huge tree. Take advantage of the opportunity to experience the famous Cretan tradition and warm hospitality.


Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your chauffeur/tour guide in the hotel lobby at the time of the appointment.

Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • In summer the tour is more pleasant when the weather is not so hot
  • The tour takes place in any weather. The passengers are sufficiently protected from rain
  • The shops are closed on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, as well as Sunday all day
  • Archaeological sites open at sunrise and close at sunset
  • A full refund is available if you do not enjoy this tour
  • The quest is available in English and German
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