Tastes of Chania | Guided Culinary Stroll through Chania

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Tastes of Chania

Culinary delights, history, and stories

Chania on the northwest coast of Crete is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities on Greece’s largest island. The city looks back on a rich history, which can be seen in the various architectural styles of its buildings.

Join us on a walk through the old town of Chania and listen to its stories, myths, and legends. Along the way, you meet various local craftspeople and traders, learn interesting facts about their work and even get a chance to try your hand at their crafts.

The old Ottoman and Jewish quarters provide a vivid impression of Chania’s eventful history. Your guide shows you the hidden corners of the city, each of which has its own exciting story to tell. Of course, this tour also includes a tasting of various local specialities.


Highlights

  • Meet local craftspeople in their workshops and test your own craft skills
  • Stroll through the centuries-old market and sample Cretan specialities
  • Learn how to make your own puff pastry at one of the best Greek confectioners
  • Embark on a culinary journey through Crete’s local delicacies


4 hrs
All year round
Easy
Chania
Chania
Persons: 2+
Age: 5+

Included Activities

  • Guided walking tour of Chania with a local guide
  • Visits to places of interest and artisan workshops
  • Tasting of various delicacies

Dates

We offer our walking tour of Chania all year round and daily (except Sundays) starting at 09:30 am.


WHAT TO EXPECT
Chania’s long history begins in the Neolithic period and is attested by settlement remains found a stone’s throw away from the city’s Venetian port. From that time on, the area experienced a colourful history: Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottomans, and Germans, all of whom tried to conquer the island, have left their mark.

Due to the strategic location of their island, the Cretans have always been forced to fight for their freedom and independence and to defend the land of their ancestors. This eventful past has shaped Chania into a city with a fascinating history.

Join us on a relaxed walk through Chania and find out what makes Crete’s cultural capital so unique. Alongside your guide, you explore the most important sites of the old town, visit popular attractions, and discover insider tips and the hidden gems of the lesser-known Ottoman and Jewish quarters. Get ready to experience Chania with all your senses.

EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN
Our tour starts at the local marketplace “Dimotiki Agora”, which borders the old town and the new town. Founded in 1913, the year of Crete’s unification with Greece, this square is home to over 70 family-run shops that mainly sell local food and products. Sample some local delicacies as you stroll through the marketplace and discover why Crete is known for having one of the healthiest diets in the world.

Once we have indulged in the delicious market delights, we continue to the old town with its charming winding alleyways. Along the way, we learn about several Venetian and Ottoman monuments and discover beautiful hidden gardens. Your guide shares stories and legends of kings, sailors, merchants, heroes, lovers, and artists. It soon becomes evident how this city became a crossroads between Europe and Asia.

DISCOVER THE HARBOUR
Afterwards, we have the unique opportunity to observe some local artisans at work. Listen to their stories and perhaps try your hand at making traditional handicrafts yourself.

We then continue through the Ottoman and Jewish quarters, where we learn how the many cultural influences have affected the lives of the inhabitants over the centuries. Finally, we make our way along the historic harbour promenade to one of the locals’ favourite spots. Here we can relax and enjoy a table of Cretan meze (appetisers).

This is where our tour ends – the perfect place to continue exploring the city on your own. We are also happy to take you back to the starting point of our tour. Don’t forget to ask your guide for some insider tips before parting ways.

When can I book this tour?
This tour can be booked all year round.

Are there any age restrictions?
No, children of all ages are welcome. Children up to five years old take part in this tour free of charge.

What language is this tour conducted in?
Our tour guides speak English.

What meals are included in the tour price?
All meals and drinks at each stop are included in the price. If you wish to eat vegetarian food or have food intolerances or allergies, please let us know before the start of the tour.

How difficult is the tour?
The tour is not particularly demanding. It is a leisurely walk through Chania with numerous stops.

Where does the tour start?
The meeting point is the local marketplace Dimotiki Agora. We will let you know the exact time once you have booked the tour.

Basic Tour Price

92 € per person
Private Group: 110 € per person

Children up to five years old take part in this tour free of charge.

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Guided four-hour walking tour of Chania
  • Visit to markets and artisan workshops
  • All food and drinks during the tour
  • English-speaking tour guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional food and drinks not included in the tour price
  • Personal expenses e.g. for souvenirs
  • Tips for guide

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