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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.  

Chania: Sunset Run Tour

2. Chania: Sunset Run Tour

Explore another side to Chania as we run across the coastline and enjoy the beautiful sunset We’ll kick off our run at Koum Kapi in Chania, where our journey begins. From there, we’ll embark on an 8.5 kilometer run that will take us through the charming neighborhood of Chalepa and down to Koumpeli, which marks the halfway point of our route. At Koumpeli, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the delightful little church of St. George, known for its quaint architecture and peaceful surroundings. While there, we can refresh ourselves with some cool, fresh spring water and catch our breath before continuing our run. As we make our way back, we’ll follow the picturesque coastline, allowing us to witness the beauty of the setting sun. This section of the route promises breathtaking views with a backdrop of the white mountains and the famous Chania lighthouse framed in the distance. One of the best things about this tour is that it remains tranquil and peaceful, even during the high season, as it’s relatively undiscovered by many locals. You’ll get to experience the serenity of the surroundings as we run along the roads and a small section of trail. Throughout the run, I’ll make sure to point out various points of interest, such as notable landmarks, hidden gems, and places of historical and cultural significance. I’ll also share my personal recommendations for shops, restaurants, and bars, so you can make the most of your time in Chania. This is an all-inclusive running group, and we’ll maintain a relaxed pace, providing opportunities to pause, take photos, and enjoy the scenery to the fullest. So don’t worry about being left behind; this tour caters to all fitness levels. After our invigorating run, we’ll celebrate our accomplishments with a well-deserved ice cold beer (or soft drink) in one of my favorite seaside spots. It’s the perfect way to unwind, savor the moment, and enjoy the afterglow of the sunset and our exertion! If you’re looking to do some running in Chania and want to explore some hidden spots of Chania by foot, the Chania Sunset Run is the ideal experience for you. Join us as we combine fitness, nature, culture (and beer!).

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Sophia is the BEST tour guide and this food tour was the highlight experience of our trip to Greece! It was just me and my fiancé on the tour and we learned so much about the city and ate a lot of delicious food. Sophia is originally from Chania and seemingly knows everyone (who were all excited to see her!), which made the experience even better. We had nothing planned for our last day, so Sophia gave us a list of places and restaurants to visit, which she broke down in terms of activities (beach versus mountains) and the length of the trip (half-day, full-day). That night we hopped around the various local spots she recommended, which were unsurprisingly great and popular among locals, and the next day we did a day trip to the mountains. I cannot recommend this food tour enough. If you’re in Chania, it’s a must!

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!