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Location: Chania, Greece | Chania, Greece
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
History of Chania & its fascinating Venetian fortifications
Off-the-beaten-track areas & hidden gems of the city
Monumental domed Mosque of Djamissis dating back to 1645
Relaxing walk by the breakwater of a 19th-century lighthouse
Limited capacity—maximum 12 people per group
Guided walking tour of Chania
Live tour commentary provided in English
Explore the fascinating city of Chania through alleyways—away from the touristy roads—and explore the city as the locals know it. Learn the history of the town as your guide leads you through the imposing domed Mosque of Djamissis, historic Venetian fortifications, and other must-see landmarks.
Meet your guide at Trimartiri Church in the Old Town, and admire its unique architecture before you set out on your journey. Stroll through this neighborhood, and hear about the impact of World War II in this area. The city was heavily bombed but still remains one of the most charming towns on the island.
Head toward the old Venetian fortifications that date back to 1538, and listen as your guide provides insight into the Venetian era in Crete, before pausing to see the remains of the fortress on its eastern and western sides. Continue to the harbor, where you can see the remarkable Plateia Venizelou and its marble fountain, before strolling along the breakwater of a 19th-century lighthouse.
Follow your guide through hidden alleys on the way to the bustling municipal market, and watch locals go about their daily lives. Pass by the massive Mosque of Djamissis, built in 1645, and stop to capture a picture of its magnificent dome. In addition, you go to the Orthodox Cathedral, also known as the Church of the Three Martyrs, which was constructed in the 1860s.
Next, visit a synagogue that was built in the 17th century and later destroyed during World War II. Admire its marvelous restoration work as you hear all about its history. End your tour in the picturesque old quarter with tips on the best local eateries and bars.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.,
Maximum group size is 12 people.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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