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Old Venetian Harbour.: Our most recommended tours and activities

Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner

1. Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner

Let us introduce you to authentic Crete and our local traditions and customs by experiencing Chania like a local. Follow us on this late afternoon sunset tour through the old medieval town of Chania and the old port and discover all the hidden gems the city has to offer! Begin your amazing tour by meeting your local guide in front of the Municipal Market, the locals’ main meeting point for hanging out. Being built more than a century ago, the also-known as Dimotiki Agora was established to celebrate Crete’s unification with Greece. Through the windy cobblestone back streets, you’ll explore the lesser-known parts of the Venetial Old Port while hearing tales and myths about unique old buildings, famous locals, and rebellions, and keep in mind that although these stories sound like fiction, they are so real! On your way, we’ll show you funky, alternative bars where you can hang out later, and visit favourite-local stores such as a cooperative that is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles and supports local producers and artisans directly. Then, you’ll head to a perfect vantage point from where you can enjoy the most captivating sunset with the old port in the foreground. Watch the sun slowly make its descent and post some of your once-in-life Instagram stories from here! As you capture the last rays of light, we’ll roam through Chania’s labyrinth streets to a secret garden of a historic building for a local wine and food appreciation feast. Participate in an exclusive wine tasting session of exceptional local wines with international awards, presented by a qualified sommelier, while pairing it with a three-course organic gourmet dinner. Here is the right place to learn everything about the Cretan wine varieties, and the Cretan cuisine, one of the healthiest worldwide. For sweet lovers, you’ll be glad to know that after the wine tasting there is something more sinful on this tour: ice cream! We’ll introduce you to the most delicious ice cream ever, made from fresh local sheep milk, nuts, fruits, and other ingredients. Your Chania by night tour wouldn’t be completed without drinking a nightcap in a local-favorite venue by sipping plenty of “raki” shots, our local spirit based on grapes, and mingling with locals. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best out of your trip to Crete.

Chania: City Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

2. Chania: City Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Cycle the Old Harbor of Chania on a 9km small group bike tour, and see the archaeological and architectural wonders of the city. Experience the beauty of the Venetian and Byzantine walls, the Venetian Neoria, and the impressive Firka fortress. Let your guide show you all the spots that only the locals know and glide through the bohemian neighborhood of Splantzia. Admire the Cathedral of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and step inside this Greek Orthodox church. Snap pictures on the most picturesque harbor of Greece and enjoy views of the lighthouse. Sip on ice tea at local hotspot and take in the panoramic views of old harbor while munching on an energy bar. Go for a refreshing dip at Nea Chora beach Ride at your own level, as the route is designed for the average cyclist. Follow your guide to avoid the busy city traffic and find the flattest paths.

Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

3. Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

Meet your guide in Chania’s bustling market, then set off into 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 Old Venetian Harbour.

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Ride around Chania was the best decision I made to start my first day in Chania. There was rain in the forecast and they messaged me asking me if I minded and if I wanted to switch days. I didn’t mind riding in the rain so we still went. It turned out to be only me and I really appreciate how they didn’t cancel the bike tour when most companies would. Vasilis was a wonderful guide! He was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. He let me stop whenever I wanted to take pictures at the ring of a bell and found the best routes to ride through a crowded Old Town. It was like hanging out with a friend who knew the city well. It was a good mix of history and good views. We ended up going for almost 3.5 hours because he wanted to make sure I saw everything even when I had a lot of questions. It’s the best way to get a good introduction to Chania and orientate yourself. Bikes are very comfortable and they provide you with water. Thanks for making my first day amazing Vasilis!

Our bike tours alongside our guide Vasilis was amazing. The activity was perfect to sign our last day in Chania. It had been a long time since I had ridden a bike and yet the ride went very well. It was very very pleasant to ride in the small alleys of Chania. We have learned so much about the history of Chania and it strikes Vasilis. He is incredibly kind. We were even able to taste an organic cereal bar, delicious as well as a glass of iced tea made from a local plant. It was great. If I had to do it again, I would do it with great pleasure!!! I recommend Vasilis with your eyes closed!

Sophia was an amazing tour guide! She taught us not only about the different Cretan foods but also about the history of Chania. We enjoyed our morning walking around taking in the sites and learning about the Cretan culture. It was something great to do on our first day here!

The tour was one of the best experiences I had in Chania. The guide, Adonis took us to some amazing places that we would never discover on our own. Great food, lots of history, walking, wine and laughter. I would do it again!

It was a great leisurely experience riding through the old town. Minna and Vasili were very knowledgeable with regards to the local history and more importantly, incredibly nice people.