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Street Stories of Chania

Tour Highlights

  • Time travel through layers of Crete’s history as you listen to the myths and tales of Old Town.
  • See local artisans at work, and even try your own skills in their workshops.
  • Wander through a 100-year-old market selling local Cretan products.
  • Visit the Ottoman neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, walk along the “street of the knives,” and explore corners not found in guidebooks.
  • Sip raki and snack on mezedes in one of the city’s historic neighborhoods.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old
Private Tour Starting price per person

Explore the Secret Spots of Chania

Experience the real Crete with a walk through one of its most picturesque cities. Chania is a kaleidoscope of different elements: ancient ruins, strong local culture and traditions, and delectable cuisine (and yes, you get to taste some!). Escape the tourist traps and dive into secret corners and local neighborhoods — each stop has a story to tell!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour, you visit local, family-owned businesses and meet a local greengrocer, cheesemonger, butcher, and fishmonger who sell their own Cretan-only products.
  • By joining this tour, you meet a knife maker in one of the last remaining workshops of Chania that makes the traditional handmade Cretan knife.
  • All the food you sample during the tour is locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee or a soft drink, sampling of local products and beverages

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Chania Municipal Market (the Public Market is located at the center of the city, on the central market square). Our guide will be standing outside, on the left.
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  • Starting time: 9.30 am
  • Ending point: Chania Municipal Market