Chania’s Old Town is being inhabited since the ancient ages of the Minoan Civilization from 5000BC. Since then it has always been a vivid place of prosperity and growth, influenced through the ages by the various cultures, Romans, Arabs, Jews, due to its geopolitical place in the Mediterranean Sea and those who invaded it particularly in the late years, such us the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. We will stroll through the historic alleys and pinpoint the Byzantine and the Venetian/Ottoman Walls and Fortifications, then walk through the main streets and see the emergence of history from the Ancient Ages from the archeological excavations inside the Old Town to the Medieval and Recent Ages through the old buildings, the churches, the synagogues and the mosques. Also we will visit the Orthodox, the Muslim and the Jewish Quarter and how people lived together through times with peace or turbulence.
There is an optional wine tasting for 30 minutes, 12 euro per person.
Visiting White Mountains with best panoramic view of Chania
Semi private safari tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1350m
Coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
Experience the idyllic escape to Elafonisi beach, with white and pink sand joined together that everyone dreams about like a true VIP. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Your exclusive day-trip will be enriched with bespoke itineraries off-the-beaten-track to explore and engage with the West Crete and its hidden gems. Last but not least, you will also get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!
Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania and 5km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, in the southwesternmost tip of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of sand dunes with sea daffodils and jupiners. The endangered loggerhead sea turtle and several more rare animals and plants find shelter on the island; it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals, shells and sand from the area. The pinkish sand has taken this particular color from millions of crushed shells. Near the peninsula, the seawater does not exceed 1m in-depth, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the opposite side of the peninsula because the water is very shallow there.
On the return we will visit a restaurant. There is an option to visit an oil factory, winery or Chrisoskalitisa monastery.
The Mountain Village Food Tour is a unique way to see life in the mountain village of Crete. Your guide, Vasili moved from the United States to Crete in 2013 to revitalize his grandfather's land. Taste his home made wine, honey, and tsikoudia. It is with great pride he shares this experience with you.
*History and cultural significance of the mountain villages
*Visit a farmstand to pick up local produce and cheese to be enjoyed later
*Have coffee in a village kafenio
*Visit honey bees, vineyards and olive trees
*Sample wines directly from the barrels. Choose your favorite and bottle your own wine
*Lunch at Ntounias- a unique and authentic farm to table meal
*Drive through Therisso Gorge and stop for some traditional tsikoudia
Our bus wll pick you up early in the morning! We will have a short stop to see a cave. Our second stop will be at Elafonisi beach (4 hours) where you will have the chance to swim! On the way back we will have an 1 hour stop at Elos village for lunch! W will be back around 18:00.
Explore the Cretan coastline from a standup paddleboard on this guided tour around beautiful Marathi Bay. After a short instruction and safety lesson, head out into the bay, exploring smaller islets, diving spots, and a small cave system along the way. Stop from time to time to snorkel with the marine life or catch your breath on the beach. This tour is good for all ages and experience levels, a great way to enjoy time with friends and family on the water.
An exclusive chauffeur-driven private tour that combines all “must-see” landmarks in Crete Island - the worldwide famous Knossos Palace, the mysterious Cave of Zeus and an authentic journey to the mountainous East Crete (Lassithi Plateau). Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal, ultimate comfort, and maximum privacy like a true VIP. You will be provided with skip-the-line accesses in archaeological areas, key pieces of information, extra-personalized attention and engagement with the Cretan local lifestyle. Last but not least, you will visit off-the-beaten-path eateries to try traditional local delicacies and get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!
You too can be an expert in the different flavors and aromas of olive oil. After your visit to a traditional olive oil press you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from one of the most historic and popular places.
Rethymno prefecture lies on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion.
Full of beautiful beaches, archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, quaint villages, and cosmopolitan resorts, Rethymno is one of the most beautiful places in Crete.
Go off-roading in the rugged landscapes of Crete's northern coast on a ATV adventure from Rethymno. Splash through streams, wind along ancient gorges, and look for island wildlife from behind the wheel of a personal quad vehicle that can access tucked-away reaches surrounding Maroulas Mountain. Get a taste of Cretan history and culture during several stops along the way, including a traditional Greek coffeehouse and medieval villages that date to the 11th century.
Crete has a long tradition of fine wine-making, dating back to its ancient Minoan roots. Let a Certified Sommelier or a Local Grape Grower be at your service for a full day, guiding your semi-private group to two premier vineyards and tasting rooms in Western Crete, as well as the world’s oldest olive tree and Biolea Olive Oil Mill. Your designated driver does the navigating for you as you discover new wines, learn about wine making in this region, and enjoy a full lunch with unlimited wine.
Sightsee around the scenic villages of Crete in the company of a local guide in a private luxury vehicle
Choose an itinerary tailored to your interests and specifications
Zero hassle! Your personal guide will arrange everything
Visit the top wineries of the region to discover unique and hard-to-find wines
Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece
Visit archaeological sites that give an insight to a civilization lost since the remote antiquity.
Sample Itinerary :
The tour will start at the seaside traditional village of Armeni, and continue to the region of Alikambos, where we’ll walk in olive & citrus groves of unparalleled beauty, where the rows of fruit-bearing trees point toward the sea. Last, we’ll visit Limni Kourna, a gorgeous, untouched lake of great geological and ecological significance. After a walk by the the azure waters of the lake, you can visit the village of Kournas, the seat of the Cretan Revolution of 1866.
Escape to the Western Crete - an idyllic destination on the island that effortlessly captures the spirit of authentic Philoxenia (“Hospitality”). With a chauffeured premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, you will explore the Venetian city of Rethymno, the charming lake of Kournas, and the romantic town of Chania by enjoying maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will enrich the day with a visit to the village of Argyroupolis (Ancient Lappa city), where you will experience an authentic lunch in a cozy place surrounded by mountainous waterfalls, the smell of tasty grilled lamb on the spit (Cretan Antikristo) and friendly locals. Last but not least, you will have the chance for unique home-made wine tasting by Kournas Lake. This private tour will excite your senses!
Have you ever imagined going on a spearfishing or fishing trip and catching that big fish you have always wanted? With our experienced captains you’ll finally be able to catch that big fish you’ve always dreamt of! You’ll be able to either fish from our RIB or go spearfishing and freediving. After that, we’ll dine all together on board of our RIB with your freshly caught fish! Get ready for this new adventure!
The hours depend if you pick full or half-day trips.
Get to know Chania without crowded tour buses or rowdy tour groups on this private sightseeing tour. Walk through the historic buildings and charming streets of the city’s Old Town, immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Municipal Market, and take advantage of some grand photo opportunities at the Holy Trinity Monastery and Akrotiri’s Gouverneto Monastery. With a full day available to you, take your time at each stop and explore at your own pace.
We start our tour and the first stop is the famous monastery of Agia Triada
After this wonderful experience, we have we will go to one of the most popular spots offering a panoramic view of Chania are the Venizelos family tombs.
The tombs are set in a pretty park with an uninterrupted view of Chania
Enjoy the magnificent in Chania, with unforgettable beautiful colours of the sun sinking into the old port of Chania,
Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in Crete, one might even say of Greece and is the second most populated city on the island.
The city has preserved its traditional architecture and most of its monuments from Venetian as well as from Ottoman times.
The Venetian harbour, with its lighthouse and the old town, has bestowed the reputation of the most picturesque city in Crete, welcoming many enthusiastic visitors each year.
Experience the world-famous archaeological site of Knossos Palace and Heraklion Museum like a true VIP. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local professional guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. You will receive skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information and extra-personalized attention with ultimate comfort and style. Also, you will unwind with a winetasting in an award-winning Cretan winery. At the end of the day, you will follow the scenic city trail through Heraklion's streets by visiting off-the-beaten-path eateries and tasting traditional local delicacies.
Experience the quintessential luxuries of Crete island with a local insider guide on a chauffeur-driven jeep tour basis with absolute comfort and privacy. More than just a classic mass-safari excursion, this exclusive day trip is designed for a group of 3 persons per jeep so you can explore the island by following bespoke itineraries off the beaten path focused on the Cretan culture, traditions, history and natural landscape. This allows our travelers to see, feel, savor and discover with more depth our distinctive regions and identity. Enjoy a personal pick up and drop off, skip-the-line access at iconic sites and maximum personalization like a true VIP. Remember, Crete is a fascinating and diverse island, but wherever you go, you’ll find friendly people, delicious food, and stunning melting sunsets. Ready to go?
We are wine people doing tours, not tour people doing wine.
Enjoy a full day of wine and beer tasting!
Chania Wine Tours is owned and Operated by a Certified Sommelier and Local Grape Grower.
We are wine people doing tours, not tour people doing wine.
Crete private chauffeur is a customizable service, which includes a professional local insider driver with a premium private vehicle - business, limo, minivan or VIP minibus 9-seats - at half-day or full-day disposal.
East Crete is a fascinating and diverse region, but wherever you go, you’ll find friendly people, delicious food, and stunning scenery. With a chauffeured premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, you will experience the quintessential luxuries of East Crete by visiting the most photographed landmarks - the town of Agios Nikolaos with its breath-taking ancient lake and the glorious Venetian fortress-island of Spinalonga. Your private local insider guide will enrich the day trip with bespoke itineraries by visiting an olive oil lab, hilltop Byzantine monastery, and quaint ancient Cretan villages in a comfortable chronological order and absolute privacy. Last but not least, you will get the best recommendations for authentic lunch with freshly-caught seafood or a well-grilled Cretan lamp!
Let your tour overflow with brilliant moments, because those are what will eventually turn into treasured memories.
On this semi-private small group (max 6) tour, we will spend a day of the beaten tourist path on a religion, sightseeing and food tour. We will visit monasteries, stunning vistas, and more. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive wine tasting with traditional Greek foods.
Then we will visit the beautiful park of Venizelos Tombs where you can admire the amazing panoramic view of the town of Chania.