Walking in Chania with a local

Chania, Greece

Experience hosted by Yiannis

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Greek, and French
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

We will begin early in the morning from the municipal stadium of Chania in order to take a leisurely walk around the center of the modern city. We will visit the Municipal Gardens, the Court of Chania and Liberty Square. Meanwhile, we will see many neoclassical mansions with gardens from the 19th and 20th centuries. Afterwards, we will take the affluent Iroon Politechniou street, the ''Wall Street'' of Chania, and then we will follow the seaside road and go to the historic neighborhood of Halepa. There, I will show you many historic sites, like the royal gardens of Saint Magdalene with the Russian church, 19th century neoclassical mansions, Eleftherios Venizelos residence and Tambakaria tanneries area. We will even pass a haunted mansion that belonged to a German aristocrat ! Afterwards, we will visit the Koum Kapi coastal area, which is a favourite spot of the locals for coffee. From there we can admire the Aegean Sea, beginning from the famous Villa Koundouros to the Venetian Eastern Wall fortifications, including the Gate of Sand (Koum Kapi) and the Moat. In the end, we will visit a charming seaside cafeteria with a beautiful view to the sea and a tranquil atmosphere to relax and have a nice coffee :-)
We will begin early in the morning from the municipal stadium of Chania in order to take a leisurely walk around the center of the modern city. We will visit the Municipal Gardens, the Court of Chania and Liberty Square. Meanwhile, we will see many neoclassical mansions with gardens from the 19th and 20th centuries. Afterwards, we will take the affluent Iroon Politechniou street, the ''Wall Street'' of Chania, and then we will follow the seaside…

What's included

  • Drinks
    I will offer you a coffee or orange juice in a cafeteria with a beautiful,...

Meet your Host, Yiannis

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am a local tour leader with great enthusiasm and passion for my birthplace, a lover of Nature, of history and of excursions to the countryside. I am the ideal person to show you the city of Chania, which is not only the Old Town! Together we will combine a guided tour of Chania city with a walking tour including the countryside around it, to get the best picture of Chania and Crete, through the eyes of a local. You can ask me about local history, geography, local products, places to visit, to eat or to shop, and I guarantee you I will provide you with the best possible information!
I am a local tour leader with great enthusiasm and passion for my birthplace, a lover of Nature, of history and of excursions to the countryside. I am the ideal person to show you the city of Chania, which is not only the Old Town! Together we will combine a guided tour of Chania city with a walking tour including the countryside around it, to get the best picture of Chania and Crete, through the eyes of a local. You can ask me about local history, geography, local products, places to visit, to…
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From $57/ person

$57 per person
$57 per person
$57 per person

Where you'll be

We will go on a walking tour within the beautiful historic neighborhood of Halepa, including the modern city of Chania. In this tour you will have the chance to see the modern city of Chania, learn the history of Chania throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as meeting a local guy who loves showing the least touristy parts of his city!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Christen
November 2021
Lovely tour that gives you exposure to multi parts of the city - covering lots of ground which is what we were hoping for. Yiannis is very engaged and has lots of great insights on the city. This tour focuses on learning about history of neighborhoods in Chania vs just touristy spots. There was lots of great photo opportunities and great views to take in along the way.
Josh
October 2021
We had a fabulous time with Yiannis! He has a great deal of knowledge about Chania and it’s history and showed us a lot we would have missed walking around ourselves. We did this tour on our second day and he even met us at our accommodation which was great after arriving late the night before. We walked the old town first and then did the modern and seaside part. Very friendly and upbeat, he even joined us for lunch after recommending a lovely taverna by the waterfront. Five stars all round and would definitely recommend if you want some history and context for what you see during your stay.
Chremi
July 2021
ΚΑΤΑΤΟΠΙΣΤΗΚΟΤΑΤΟΣ! να τον εκμεταλλευτείτε οπωσδήποτε και θα περάσετε έξοχα

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is light.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.