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Venetian Lighthouse Tours and Activities

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Perching on the end of the breakwater, the Venetian Lighthouse is the most striking of all the buildings around Chania’s imperious Venetian Harbour, and was constructed around 1570 when the town was under control of the Republic of Venice. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world and its spindly, butter-colored stone tower stretches up 69 feet (21 m) high. Last renovated in 2006, the tower was modified several times in the intervening centuries, gaining the mini-minaret above its light in 1839, when Ottoman Turks occupied Crete.

Although it’s no longer operational and closed to the public, the lighthouse is the landmark building in Chania and has an unusual three-part construction; its base has eight sides and its middle section has 16, while its upper reaches are circular. There’s an enjoyable stroll along the walls of the Venetian Harbour to admire its spectacular architecture and this is a romantic spot to linger when it’s illuminated after dark; better still, enjoy the view over an ouzo in one of Chania’s many harbour-side tavernas.

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West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region

West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region

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Although Heraklion is the perfect base to see Crete’s cultural and architectural heritage, it’s not the only part of Crete that is worthy of a visit. On this full-day tour, discover two of the prettiest cities in Western Crete, Chania and Rethymno. Learn all about the diversity of Heraklion’s heritage, including its Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and ancient Greek influences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.22
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$74.22

Chania Highlights Trikke City Tour

Chania Highlights Trikke City Tour

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Discover the best of Chania the easy way on this 2-hour private tour by Trikke electric scooter. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, hop on your easy-to-ride 3-wheeler and admire the city’s highlights as your guide provides personalized commentary. Admire the elegant 19th-century mansions of the Halepa quarter, and cruise through the Old Town, bustling markets and old tanners’ district where craft workers still hand make leather shoes and other wares. Finally, ride along the beautiful Venetian harborside and admire views of Nea Hora’s sands, one of Chania’s loveliest beaches.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.57
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$70.57
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Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries

Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries

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Explore Chania's Old Town on a private tour by Trikke, a 3-wheeled personal electric vehicle that allows you to glide along the narrow streets and Old Venetian Harbor. As you go, listen to commentary from a private guide about this historical Greek town.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.67
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$48.67
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Good Morning Chania Bike Tour

Good Morning Chania Bike Tour

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Cover much more ground than you can on foot when you take a guided bike tour through Chania. This comprehensive tour is an ideal choice for your first day in the city, or if you only have a short time to visit. Bike at a relaxing pace and discover the beauty of the city. Cycle through the Old City and Harbor, seeing the Egyptian Lighthouse, Jewish Synagogue, Temple of Aghios Rokkos, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.20
From
$36.20
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Taste of Crete with Trikke Ride

Taste of Crete with Trikke Ride

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Ride a fun Trikke electric scooter and get a flavor of Chania’s culinary and folk heritage on a private 2-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide, ride a 3-wheeler Trikke around the picturesque Old Town lanes. Visit a knife shop and learn about the art of making Crete’s famous knives — a long-time symbol of the island — before stopping to sample Cretan wines and local appetizers. Finally, explore Chania’s Folklore Museum to learn about life in bygone Crete as your guide offers fascinating insight into the island’s traditional culture and customs.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.90
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$94.90
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40-Minute Chania Sightseeing Tour by Trikke

40-Minute Chania Sightseeing Tour by Trikke

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Add a fun twist to your Chania sightseeing tour and zip around the city on an electric Trikke. Explore the atmospheric Old Town on a 40-minute guided tour; pass landmarks such as Yiali Mosque, St. Catherine's monastery, and Municipal Market; and glide around the Venetian Harbor, enjoying views of the Firkas fortress and the Lighthouse.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.07
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$34.07
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Halepa Tour

Halepa Tour

Sightseeing can be exhausting, especially if you don’t know the city or what to look for. Save your energy – and the soles of your shoes – on this convenient Segway tour around Chania’s Halepa region. Led through the area by your tour leader, see beautiful old buildings and landmarks like the Franciscan Monastery of Agios Fragkiskos and the Orthodox Church of Holy Maria Magdalena. As you ride through the neighborhood, learn more about its nationally-significant history from your personal audio guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.75
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$54.75
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Chania Combo Tour

Chania Combo Tour

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A complete 3-hour Chania Tour. Glide through the narrow alleys of the Old City, to the sandy beach of Nea Chora with the picturesque small port, cruise along the Venetian harbor to the east towards Kum Kapi area (Turkish name meaning the Gate of the Sand), until reaching the former aristocratic area of Halepa. Learn about the neighborhood's turbulent and political 19th-century history. From there head back to the old city and into to the Splantzia district- once the Turkish quarter. Along the way listen to your guide as they provide historical information through your audio guide headset
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.42
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$103.42
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Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape: Cretan Dream Where Time Doesn’t Exist

Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape: Cretan Dream Where Time Doesn’t Exist

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Somewhere between heaven & earth, there is a Cretan beach paradise sculpted by nature over ancient times. On some days, this geological masterpiece is connected to the coastline of South-West Crete, and on others, it is an island you can easily wade to through a shallow sea corridor. Imagine yourself basking in crystal blue waters of the intermingled Cretan & Libyan Seas. With your toes sinking in the fine white sand that is blissfully blended with flecks of pink from millions of crushed shells as the fresh sea-breeze touches your cheeks leaving salt crystals in its wake. There are many ways to appreciate Elafonisi, but none quite as rewarding as a tailored & stress-free escape for the discerning travelers who pursue experiences at their own pace. On the road trip across West Crete rely on our top local insider to immerse in a true adventure by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. This is your relaxation rhythm. Take things slower, breathe deep & luxuriate in your freedom
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$669.20
per group
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$669.20
per group
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Chania city

Chania city

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The ancient city of Chania is a popular tour spot, but you don’t need to tie yourself to a large and inflexible tour group in order to explore it. On this full day tour around Chania, join a small group and walk around some of the city’s highlights tucked away in the narrow Venetian alleys. Afterward, break away from your group and explore the city at your own pace – grab lunch at a local restaurant, walk around the harbor or do some shopping at Old Chania Market.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.19
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$32.19

Small-Group Old City and Harbor Segway Tour in Chania

Small-Group Old City and Harbor Segway Tour in Chania

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Exploring Chania’s Old Town and Venetian Harbor without a guide can mean overlooking sights. This small-group Segway tour ensures you discover all the must-sees and hidden corners without getting lost. Get instructions and ride your Segway personal transporter behind a guide along the alleyways and waterfront to view the landmarks. Learn about the sights via the audio guide and get your guide’s tips on local things to do and see.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.45
From
$47.45
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Explore Chania's Old Town through the eyes of a local

Explore Chania's Old Town through the eyes of a local

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Explore Chania's Old Town on this walking tour with a local guide. See the city’s impressive 14th-century harbor and 16th-century lighthouse. Learn about Crete’s Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences as you stroll through narrow streets filled with vendors and markets. You’ll also visit historical landmarks and sample local coffee and food along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.09
Price varies by group size
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$79.09
Price varies by group size

Chania Old Town Private Tour

Chania Old Town Private Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$401.52
per group
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$401.52
per group
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Day trip to Rethymno, Chania & Kournas lake

Day trip to Rethymno, Chania & Kournas lake

Get to know the west side of the island in a tour, enjoying a morning bus trip towards the cosmopolitan town of Rethymno, followed by a visit to Chania, the little “Venice” of Crete. Complete your day trip to the picturesque lake of Kournas, Crete’s only freshwater lake.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.32
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$52.32
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Charm and beauty of West Crete

Charm and beauty of West Crete

This trip gives us a possibility to visit the most beautiful places on Crete in one day. While we will drive from Eastern Crete to West, our guides will show you places which we will pass nearby. You'll learn many interesting facts about Cretan nature, history, culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.80
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$43.80

Balos Aquatic Desert Escape - Jeep/SUV Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour

Balos Aquatic Desert Escape - Jeep/SUV Chauffeur-Driven Private Tour

A plethora of majestic beaches in Greece can be found in difficult-to-access paradises. Balos lagoon (listed in the top 25 beaches of the world) - with its white soft sands, exotic azure waters, and the isolated rugged breathtaking landscape - is not an exception! Enjoy this full-day chauffeur-driven jeep tour, with a private local insider guide, ultimate comfort, and privacy. The exclusive conduction of this day-trip is that you will reach Balos from its hill-side, which means you do not have to stick with the schedule of ferries and tourist masses from Kissamos port.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$790.87
per group
From
$790.87
per group
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Chania City - Falassarna Beach (Small Group Tour)

Chania City - Falassarna Beach (Small Group Tour)

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Chania City - Falassarna Beach The City of Chania is the first destination of our trip. You will have 3hrs of free time to explore the city. Chania is famous for its diverse cultural heritage, archeological ruins, classical buildings and fascinating history. The Old Town is the heart of Chania. It is perfectly formed by narrow labyrinth like alleyways and buildings dating back to various ancient periods of time. Don’t hesitate to wander around the streets of the Old Town, you will discover the magnificent beauty that awaits you.Our next and final destination is Falassarna Beach, which is located on the west coast of Crete. Falassarna beach has been awarded for being the best beach in Crete and one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. It has light pick coloured sand and crystal clear waters with long magical waves coming in from the Mediterranean. Here you will have 3 hrs free time to relax and enjoy the sun. After that we return to Rethymno, where you will be taken back to your hotel .
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.59
From
$42.59
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Private Sunset boat trip in Chania, Crete (price is per group)

Private Sunset boat trip in Chania, Crete (price is per group)

Do you want to end your day in Chania in an exceptional way that highlights all your senses? SEAze the Day provides an experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Sailing the sea just before sunset for a couple of hours. You’ll have the chance to taste an assortment of delicious Cretan cheese and fruit along with wine. Enjoy the sunset, take a few photos, relax on board and experience a taste of fine Cretan products. The perfect surprise for your loved one!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$436.78
per group
From
$436.78
per group

Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape from Elounda

Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape from Elounda

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Somewhere between heaven & earth, there is a Cretan beach paradise sculpted by nature over ancient times. On some days, this geological masterpiece is connected to the coastline of South-West Crete, and on others, it is an island you can easily wade to through a shallow sea corridor. Imagine yourself basking in crystal blue waters of the intermingled Cretan & Libyan Seas. With your toes sinking in the fine white sand that is blissfully blended with flecks of pink from millions of crushed shells as the fresh sea-breeze touches your cheeks leaving salt crystals in its wake. There are many ways to appreciate Elafonisi, but none quite as rewarding as a tailored & stress-free escape for the discerning travelers who pursue experiences at their own pace. On the road trip across West Crete rely on our top local insider to immerse in a true adventure by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. This is your relaxation rhythm. Take things slower, breathe deep & luxuriate in your freedom
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,034.22
per group
From
$1,034.22
per group
Taking safety measures

West Crete Rethymno - Chania - Kournas Lake

West Crete Rethymno - Chania - Kournas Lake

West Crete Rethymnon - Chania - Kournas Lake The West side of Crete is so green with its lush gardens and plantations. Here you’ll find the only lake on Crete and the most breathtaking views to the White Mountains. Trip to the West is a trip to the past which will reveal the beauty and the secrets of ancient Crete. Our tour starts in Chania. It’s an old capital of Crete. Chania city is quite unique because it’s been influenced by many cultures over the centuries. We’ll walk through the narrow streets of Old town, and you’ll see just why Chania is considered to be Cretan most beautiful city. From here we’ll move to Rethymno but first stop at wonderful Kournas lake. You can take a catamaran to sail here. And finally we are in Rethymno! It’s more relaxed and less crowded, however, it’s still very vivid and captivating. We will, of course, visit famous Fortezza fortress and see the amazing Rimondi fountain - the next symbol of Rethymno.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$571.86
per group
From
$571.86
per group
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Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure - Private Tour from Chania

Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure - Private Tour from Chania

Explore the glorious Cave of Zeus and East Crete unspoiled landmarks with maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will customize for you uncharted itineraries to the mountainous region of Lassithi where you will visit authentic Cretan villages, connect with locals, and engage with the stunning nature of East Crete. Furthermore, you will experience local wine-tasting and savor traditional lunch in a picturesque place. Last but not least, you will visit a ceramic workshop and the iconic town of Agios Nikolaos. Don't forget that among Crete's iconic gems like Elafonisi beach, Chrissi island, Knossos Palace, and safari there are so many other things to explore!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$912.54
per group
From
$912.54
per group
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From Heraklion : Full-Day Bus Trip to Chania city , Kournas lake & Rethymno city

From Heraklion : Full-Day Bus Trip to Chania city , Kournas lake & Rethymno city

This excursion brings us to West Crete and our first stop in Chania, the most ravishing city of Crete. It was an important Minoan city and the “mother of the Cretan cities”, according to ancient writers. The city is divided in the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.40
From
$58.40
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The Delicious Chania PRIVATE Food Tour

The Delicious Chania PRIVATE Food Tour

The Delicious Chania Food Tour invites you to discover a different side of the town of Chania by joining the Cretans in what is probably their favorite activity: easting!! An alternative walking tour in the Old Town exploring Chania's cultural identity ; a great introduction to this beautiful town with a local insider guide and definitely one of the best things to do in Chania on your first day, ideal also for those visiting Chania on a cruise for just a day. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$97.34
Price varies by group size
From
$97.34
Price varies by group size
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Chania Old Town Half Day Tour + Mountain Restaurant Full Day Tour

Chania Old Town Half Day Tour + Mountain Restaurant Full Day Tour

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Chania since the ancient times was a melting pot of civilizations and cultures, each invader and new town resident leaving its mark on history, architecture and culture. Chania is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe dating back to Minoan civilization around 5.000BC! In this tour we will try to trace the remains of civilizations, in the buildings and monuments. By doing so we will go through the waterfront, alleyways, fortifications, viewpoints and marks of the past. We will see how Chania has changed over time, the buildings added and destroyed! The city was divided in the Christian, Muslim and Jewish quarters. We will go through them where we will show you historic points of interest not so obvious to the average visitor. Although the tour focuses on history, we will explore the culture and traditions of Chania and how they have merged to form the modern day city of Chania! There is an option for lunch on a traditional Mountain Restaurant!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$365.02
per group
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$365.02
per group
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What are Venetian Lighthouse hours of operation?
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Venetian Lighthouse hours of operation: Closed to public. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Venetian Lighthouse tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Venetian Lighthouse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 28 Venetian Lighthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Venetian Lighthouse 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Venetian Lighthouse costs USD 32.19. Guided Venetian Lighthouse tours start around USD 32.19 per person. See all 28 Venetian Lighthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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