- 3-hour Crete food walking tour around Chania Old Town
- Explore Chania with a food-expert guide and discover the locals’ favorite eateries
- Learn about Cretan history as well as the island cuisine and popular dishes
- Sample an assortment of local specialties including olives and koulouri bread
- Look out for top Chania attractions while walking, such as Chania Cathedral
What You Can Expect
Founded as a Minoan settlement, Crete went on to be ruled by the Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottoman Turks, with each set of rulers leaving their stamp on the island’s culinary history. As is the case in many Mediterranean islands, recipes are handed down from one generation to the next, leading to dishes that are cooked with beautiful local ingredients according to centuries-old methods.
Amble through Patriarchou Athinagora, one of the Old Town squares, continue past Chania Cathedral, and then wander through the little-known backstreets and alleyways to find the Chania eateries favored by locals.
The number of food stops varies, as does the type of samples you may try. However, every tour includes local specialties such as rusks — the delicious and crusty twice-baked Cretan bread rolls — and koulouri, donut-shaped bread encrusted with sweetened sesame seeds. Cheese, olive oil, olives and sweet pie are other examples of typical delicacies that may be included.
Having enjoyed three hours exploring Chania and discovering its food gems, work your way back to the start point where your food tour finishes.
The tour itself was fascinating from both historical and experiential perspectives. The tour guide, George was outstanding - knowledgeable, smart, friendly and easy to relate to. Sampling the various foods was fun and tasty. A not to miss tour.
George was great. He obviously has a passion for the history of Crete and its food. Learned so much and got several recommendations for restaurants and other sights to see around Chania. I strongly recommend to do this tour early in your trip so that you can be informed of places to go and eat without wasting precious time. George is the BEST. Thanks again for a great visit.
Maria was very professional and fantastic. She was a food expert as well as a knowledgeable resource of history. We visited so many food venues and we enjoyed every one. I would recommend this to anyone going to Crete.
The fact that we were late and George leading the tour waited for us to get to him from the ship was so gracious. We thought it was more eating than history but that was OK since we really enjoyed George and the couple that was with us.
Excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide, and very well thought of tour. I would recommend it to all friends visiting Chania.