Chania is surrounded by numerous rich options for sightseeing, exploration and discovery.
1st Day : Arrival in Chania
On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
2nd Day: Chania Sightseeing
Let our professional guide lead you through a 3 hour walk through the back streets of Chania town, where you will pass many of the interesting historical buildings. You will leave with a knowledge of the history of Chania & have a clear idea of what the town has to offer. You will pass through the former Ottoman quarter (Splanzia), followed by the Kastelli area where the Minoan excavations are located. At one of the many cafe-tavernas along the waterfront you will take a short break to enjoy the sampling Cretan mezes. After the break we will move on to the old Jewish quarter (the Ovraiki) that features the only existing synagogue of the entire island. The tour concludes in the western sector of the old town amongst several beautiful Venetian palazzi.
3rd Day: Optional Tour to Elafonisi
A half day tour to Elafonissi island from Chania is an unforgatable experience.Elafonisi – the "Deer – Island" at the south western end of Crete. The special thing about the island is, that it’s only separated by a shallow bridge of sea water from the main land. A scenic drive by bus from Chania to the South West trough small picturesque mountain villages brings us to one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. On the way up we will have our first stop in the gorge of Topolia , where we visit the Greek church of Agia Sophia built inside a large limestone cave. With a little luck you might spot a vulture in the sky… We continue our half day trip to the beautiful island of Elafonissi at the South Western end of Crete. The island is separated by a shallow bridge of sea water from the main land. You can reach it walking through the Libyan Sea. Its coral sand of white and pink gives it an almost tropical effect. You will have time enough to enjoy the cristal clear waters of this small paradise. On the return journey to Chania we stop at Vlatos where you can enjoy the scenery of beautiful Platanus trees along a small mountain river.
4th Day: Optional Tour to Gramvousa Bay & Lagoon of Balos
Via the National Road the Gramvousa day tour starts westward passing amazing places and traditional villages until we reach the north-western peninsula of Gramvousa. Our ship is waiting at the port of Kissamos. Cruising close to the peninsula you can see the geological phenomenon of the tilting of Crete, which means its rising out of the sea in the west and drowning in the eastern part. After approx. 1 hour we cast anchor at the fortified island of Gramvoussa and climb the fortress in a 20 minutes leisure walk. The castle towers on top of a sheer rock face of 137 meters. Spectacular views over the deep blue and green waters of the lagoon. After a tasty snack on board we continue on our day trip to our second stop at the Lagoon of Balos. With its pristine sands, reddish shell fragments and crystal clear warm water…a pure paradise for swimmers. Late afternoon we return by boat to Kissamos where the bus is waiting for us. One of the best Crete day tours end full of memories!
5th Day: Departure from Chania
You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our driver for your departure flight.
Note: This program can be 4 Days by including one night less.
Prices and Services
- SINGLE | TRIPLE Rates upon request
- OPTIONAL TOURS Rates upon request
- Special offers for groups & Travel agencies
- 3/4 nights hotel accommodation in Chania
- Breakfast daily
- Services of a Professional and licensed guide for the sightseeing
- Round trip transfers as per itinerary
- Information documents
- Travel Insurance
- International & Domestic flight tickets
- Gratuities (optional)
- Personal expensses
- Anything is not included on the included services