If you have visited Chania just to admire the well known monuments and the famous spots inside the Old Town and the Venetian Harbor, this tour is not for you. This is something that anyone can do and probably you have already done it! We will do something different together! There are streets, buildings, high spots, neighborhoods, monuments that only us, locals, know. We will walk together on the stone paths where the Venetians, the Ottomans and the old Cretans used to live and work.
We will admire the incredible flower decorated neighborhoods, learn about the Cretan history, the Cretan mythology and traditions, meet the locals and eat like locals. Join us in a unique tour through the ages and explore the other side of the city. We will visit neighbourhoods like Topanas, Splantzia, Kolombo and Kasteli, high spots to admire the panoramic view of the harbor, traditional Cretan taverns and magnificent buildings.
Also we will visit the ancient ruins of the greatest Minoan city, Kydonia and the high walls of the Venetian moats, called “Tafros”. The most important thing that you will learn from our tour is that in two hours you will tour and learn about five old civilizations, see their architecture, know about their culture and hear the ancient spirits history and tales!
Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavours and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains we will prepare with you some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meat, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.
You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, feel, smell, touch and taste the pure products of Mother Earth. We’ll also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products we will use. We will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with our own hands, learn how Cretans, cook.