Chania City Tour
New and Old Town
Chania lies along the north coast of western Crete and it is one of the oldest towns in Crete, with a rich and eventful history. The city has retained its traditional architecture and most of the monuments from the Venetian times. The famous Venetian harbor with a beautiful lighthouse and the Old Town around gives the reputation to Chania as the most picturesque town in Crete, which hosts thousands of visitors every year.
Walking the streets around the Old Harbour, you can find many picturesque buildings from the Venetian period that gives to the city a special atmosphere. Do not forget to visit the lighthouse and the fortress Bastion where several theatrical performances and concerts take place. At the entrance of Bastion there is also the wonderful Maritime Museum. In the Street Skridlof known as “Stivanadika” you can find local handmade leather products. The Archeological museum on Halidon street displays artifacts from around the county. The well known “Agora” (Old Market of Chania 1913) was built in the shape of a cross with gates that look at four points of the horizon.
Eleftherios Venizelos House
The fatherly house of Eleftherios Venizelos – one of the most important politicians of Greece – in Halepa of Chania, which constituted his house for more than thirty years, from 1880 to 1910, today constitutes a Museum under the responsibility of “National Institution of Researches and Studies El. Venizelos”, in which it has been granted by the Greek state.
The collection of the Museum consists of the complete household effects of the ethnarch, which he personally selected, from works of art, part of his library, his personal objects and from the collection of objects and records of Institution, relative to the period, the action and the personality of Venizelos. Characteristic is also that all the areas of the residence have maintained their authentic form until today, the one that they had during the period that El. Benizelos lived at the house.
Eleftherios Venizelos Graves
The graves of Venizelos family is one of the most popular places that offer a panoramic view of Chania, only a few kilometres east of the city, on the road to Akrotiri and airport. Here are located the graves of the charismatic Greek politician, and seven times Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos, and his son, Sofoklis Venizelos, who was also Prime Minister of Greece from 1943 to 1952.
Nearby is located the small church of Profitis Ilias and the statue of Spyrus Kagialedakis or Kagiales, who on February 9, 1897 (Revolution of 1897), during the bombing of the revolted Cretans by the fleet of the great forces, he made his body flagstaff to raise the Greek flag that had been dropped by the bombshells of the ships.
Capacity: 4 pax (for more persons, you are going to need extra taxi)
Duration: Aprox. 3 hours
Price: 60€ (price per taxi)
Air-Conditioned taxi transportation
Hotel pick-up and Drop-off
Entrances to any museums are not included..
Duration might change according your needs!
For full program of this excursion please contact us.