Chania city tour
EXPERIENCE THE BEST THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER, FROM ITS VIBRANT CITY CENTRE TO ITS BREATHTAKING COUNTRYSIDE WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE CHANIA CITY TOUR.
Duration: Approx. 6-9 hours
Capacity: 1-8 persons
Group Price: Starting from 260€
Welcome to Chania, the stunning port city in the Greek islands! If you’re visiting Chania as part of a cruise trip or want to get a quick glimpse of Chania, our tour is the perfect way to make the most of your limited time here. During this tour, you’ll have the chance to experience the best this city has to offer. Discover its vibrant city centre & its breathtaking countryside.
We’ll start our tour by walking through the heart of the city, exploring the narrow streets and traditional architecture of the city centre. From there, we’ll make our way to the Old Venetian Harbour, where you’ll be able to see the stunning views of the lighthouse and soak up the charm of this historic area.
Next, we’ll take you to the Ayia Triada monastery, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the olive groves and vineyards that surround it. This is a truly unique experience, as you’ll get to see the natural beauty of the region while learning about its rich cultural heritage.
After our visit to the monastery, we’ll head to the beach, where you’ll have the chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. We’ll also enjoy a delicious lunch by the beach, giving you the opportunity to relax and recharge. Finally, we’ll watch the incredible sunset, taking in the stunning colours of the sky as the day comes to a close. This is the perfect way to end an unforgettable day in Chania, one that you’ll always remember.
Customize your Tour:
● If you don’t wish to visit Ayia Triada, you have the option of visiting the Katholiko Monastery, which includes a hike, or you can even add a wine tasting in the monk’s wine cellar to your tour. Additionally, there are several beaches to choose from for the second part of the tour. Marathi beach is a great option with many amenities, such as restaurants, boat rental, and water activities. Other nearby beaches, such as Stavros Beach, Kalathas, Seitan, and Tersanas, are also available. Depending on your time constraints, we can also add a stop at Venizelos Graves for a panoramic view of the city or even a coffee or drink break at one of the nearby cafes or bars.
●If you wish to customise the tour even further, please let us know in the request form your ideas and we will help you to have an unforgettable tour.
Your Chania city tour, your way:
We understand that each traveler, or traveler group, has specific interests around which they plan their holiday. So, you can add or remove an activity in the suggested itinerary. Please do let us know in advance using the contact us form.
Chania City Tour Additional Information
The Agia Triada Tzagarolon Monastery
It was built during the 17th century by two monk brothers, Ieremias and Lavrentios Tzagarolos , descendants of a Venetian family. During the revolution, which took place in 1866, the monastery was abandoned and was used again in 1877. It was used to house the revolutionaries’ meetings. The Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) monastery is located in the northwest part of the Akrotiri peninsula, 16 km from Chania. Although the community decreases, the old buildings are gradually restored and the monastery is still active with an excellent library. All the visitors are welcomed and you can buy traditional olive oil from the monks.
Katholiko monastery is located inside the gorge Avlaki, at a short distance from the sea. It can be accessed through a stepped and carved cobbled path that starts from the monastery Gouverneto, passes near the church of Saint Anthony (Agios Antonios) and from the Cave of Panagia Arkoudiotissa and ends at the monastery Katholiko. If you keep walking to the sea, you will find yourself in a wonderful small fjord with turquoise waters, where there are the ruins of the old harbor of the monastery. The monastery complex was founded at the site of the cave where Saint John the Hermit or Xenos died during the 11th century. After the death of Saint John the Hermit, this wider inaccessible area known as Arkoudovounia became one of the most important ascetic centers in Crete. They turned the cave into a temple, which celebrates on September 20th, and the surrounding cavities were originally a refuge for hermits, while they later built some monk cells.
Beaches at Marathi
Marathi is located 17km east of Chania. It is a very popular resort in the Chania area, for families, couples and tourists alike. Marathi hosts two beautiful beaches with fine sand and shallow calm water, ideal for children. A small pier separates the beaches, and it also serves as a harbor for fishing boats and small ferries. It is well-organized with all necessary amenities nearby. Other beaches that you will visit areStavros beach, kalathas beach, tersanas beach, maxairida beach, marathi beach (for lunch), loutraki beach.