Informationen uber das Small Group Chania Old Town Walking Tour
Discover Chania Old Town on a leisurely paced 3-hour walking tour, led by a friendly local guide! While learning about the Venetians, Romans and Ottoman Turks, who ruled Chania at different times in the citys rich history, explore the Old Town and pretty Venetian quarter while seeing sights galore. Admire impressive Chania landmarks including the Mosque of Hassan Pasha, a replica Minoan ship, the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, Chania Cathedral and more.
Numbers are limited to 18 on this small-group walking tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
Meet your guide near Chania Cathedral, and then set off on your 3-hour walking tour around the citys elegant Old Town. Spread around the Venetian harbor, the Old Town was the hub around which the urban development of Crete took place. Hear of the Venetian fortifications that once surrounded the Old Town, and see how the city today blends old monuments with modern landmarks.
Wander along the scenic harbor to Plateia Venizelou, an open clearing thats home to one of the citys most beautiful fountains, and then pass the domed Mosque of Hassan Pasha that dominates Chanias Venetian harbor. The beautiful structure, which is also known as the Mosque of Djamissis, was built just after the Ottoman Turks conquered the city in the 17th century.
Hear of the different rulers who fought over the city since Minoan times, such as the Venetians who built a large arsenal of battleships. See the old arsenal and pose for photos by a replica Minoan ship that was built to feature in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Continue walking along the breakwater to see Chanias 19th-century lighthouse, and then admire Platia 1821, a central square thats home to the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas. Learn how it was built as a Catholic monastery when the Venetians reigned, only to be converted to a mosque decades later by the Ottoman Turks. Gaze up at its bell tower and minarets, and then wander on to another Chania building of religious significance: Chania Cathedral. Marvel at the Greek Orthodox architecture and learn of the trimartyre (three martyrs) that the beautiful cathedral is dedicated to.
Head into the heart of the old Venetian quarter to take photos and ask your guide any questions about the city and its sights. Then, see your last two attractions of the tour: the 17th-century Etz Hayim Synagogue and elegant Renieri Gate that marks the ancient entranceway to the Old Town.