Mosque of the Janissaries

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Chania: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Tour

1. Chania: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Tour

Move between different attractions in Chania as you solve riddles during this interactive scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Go at your own pace as you spot sights such as Firkas Fortress, the Church of Agios Nikolaos, and Chania Old Town. To get started, simply download the app on your mobile device (download instructions received via email after booking) and go to the Aviation Memorial Monument to begin your adventure. Navigate between attractions using the map, follow the clues to complete each challenge, and unlock the next location as you go. Explore your way by pausing the app at any point to do some sightseeing or take a break. Start your tour of the Memorial to the Fallen with a meaningful punch to the stomach. Explore the Gate of Sand and admire its view. Marvel at the architecture and unique location of Yali Jamisi. Then, head to the Maritime Museum of Crete to learn about the history of Crete and Hellenism at sea. Next, be enchanted by the old castle of Chania with its unique history. Admire Talos Square, named after the mythical hero. Learn about the historic Synagogue and the intriguing history of the old Archaeological Museum of Chania. Take tons of photos of the miraculous Metropolitan Church of Chania. The icing on the cake is Saint Nicholas with its incredible architecture as it is the only functioning Christian church with a Mosque.

Chania: Old Town Highlights Guided Tour with Street Food

2. 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.  

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What people are saying about Mosque of the Janissaries

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 54 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!

we decided to do this on a whim, and enjoyed it way more than we thought we would. We did it as a couple, a great way to explore the area and if, like us, you enjoy things like escape rooms, you will enjoy the riddles and puzzles on the tour. we will definitely do it again in another city. I would recommend headphones and then you can listen to the text and as you walk from spot to spot.

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.

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