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Chania: Old City Discovery Guided Segway Tour

1. Chania: Old City Discovery Guided Segway Tour

Make the most of your time in Chania and discover the wonders of the Old City on this Segway tour through the Kasteli and Splantzia districts. Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office and get kitted out with the necessary Segway gear then set out onto the charming streets of Chania where adventure awaits. Head into the Eastern part of Chania’s Old City and discover the remainders of the Ottoman rule as you explore the Turkish neighborhoods here. Glide along traditional cobble streets and narrow alleyways while learning about the fascinating history of the districts throughout the ages. Along the way, see the most iconic sights and landmarks, including the impressive Venetian walls and Koum Kapi.

Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

2. Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Begin your journey of Knossos by meeting your guide at your hotel in Heraklion, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Knossos, where you will visit the ancient Minoan Palace, an important city in antiquity that supported continuous life from the Neolithic era to the 5th century. According to tradition, Knossos was the seat of the wise king Minos. Learn about the archeological site's fascinating myths, including the famous labyrinth and the minotaur legend, and that of Daedalus and Icarus. Next, head into the Heraklion mainland, which is known for its vilana, kostifali, and vidiano indigenous Cretan grapes. Crete's winemaking tradition dates all the way back to antiquity, and Cretan winemakers have consistently produced outstanding, award-winning wines. Taste some of these flavorful wines at a family-owned organic winery, where you'll enjoy six different wines along with local nibbles. Next, tuck into a delicious local lunch in a cozy, traditional, family-owned tavern that serves home-grown and freshly made delicacies from farm to table. This is your chance to sample truly authentic Cretan cuisine. Then, explore a typical village in Archanes as you wander its narrow lanes, and discover a world concealed from time. Here, savor the local liqueur called raki before heading back to your accommodation in Heraklion.

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4.7 / 5

based on 26 reviews

This was a brilliant way to cover quite a long distance of the city & take on board some of the historical information. I was a bit concerned that I would struggle with the Segway but it was really quite easy & only took a few minutes to learn. The guide was really nice, patient and chatted with us on the short stops we had. We saw amazing views, went into little side streets & saw parts of the city we wouldn’t have seen if we had wandered around by ourselves.

A great tour with Kevin For two... like private tour Short professional introduction... as we have ridden Segway many times. A short but beautiful and sufficient tour through the narrow streets of the old town. Good explanations and tips when driving. Good service and nice contact

GREAT EXPERIENCE.A GOOD CHANCE TO SEE LOCATIONS IN CHANIA,WITHOUT GETTING TIRED.A SMALL PROBLEM WITH THE HEADPHONES,IS A PROBLEM YOU CAN EASILY SOLVE…MAYBE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PLACES AND NOT ONLY CHURCHES AND TEMPLES…

The guide is at the top it's a great activity especially which allows you to visit the city and the very pretty little streets with teenagers We could never have seen it all on foot

Good guide, good instruction, good tour of the city with stories along the way.