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Explore and Taste Chania Walking Tour
by Chania Walking Tours
- Food specialist guide
- Food & beverages sampling
- Food tour brochure
- Lunch or dinner
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
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Tour Code: CH6
An amazing day in paradise and a great adventure for all the family! This excursion leads you to the western point of the Island. West of Kissamos and north of the beautiful village of Kaliviani, stretches the impressive Gramvousa Peninsula. Starting from the port of Kissamos, followed by a pleasant voyage, we will reach Gramvousa where the ancient shipyard of Tersanas will draw your attention, as well as the geological phenomenon of land elevation by 6 to 9m above the sea level. Afterwards we take a 2nd short boat trip to the fabulous lagoon of Balos, a shallow and warm water lagoon and one of Crete’s loveliest spots. Here you can enjoy plenty of time of swimming in the inviting crystal clear waters of western Crete and sunbathing at the white sandy beach.
If you would like to discover a small island covered with sand dunes and small trees, sandy beaches and tropical waters, then you must visit Elafonissi, one of the most exotic beaches of Crete. It is at the southwest tip of Crete, 76 km from the city of Chania. A protected natural reserve by the Natura 2000 European Act, Elafonissi is a peninsula which breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Before you reach Elafonissi, you will visit the very known Monastery of Chryssoskalitissa. In the way back home, while driving along the road you will reach Elos, a village built in a verdant landscape with chestnut trees, plane trees and many fruit orchards. There, under the plane trees you will have your dinner.
An experience not to be missed! Hike along the rugged terrain of the Samaria Gorge cutting through a limestone plateau and at a length of 18 kilometres it is Europe’s longest gorge. You will visit and will surely be enchanted by the beautiful landscapes of Crete. At one point of the gorge the walls are only 3 metres apart from each other, and are known as the ‘iron curtains’ with sides rising sheer up to 100 feet. The hike is followed by a short cruise around the southern coastline to the pretty costal village of Chora Sfakion, where you will have the opportunity for lunch break in one of the local traditional Tavernas.
This excursion takes you to the west side of the island. It includes a visit to the towns of Chania and Rethymnon, as well as to the well – known Lake of Kournas. First we will pass the Ida range that includes the highest mountain of Crete, Psiloritis (2453m high), then our tour will take us to the old town of Rethymnon. A graphic Cretan town, so characteristic and unique, that nothing similar is met anywhere else on the island of Crete. We will have time to relax at the beautiful scenery at the old port of Rethymnon. Chania is our next stop, the capital city of the prefecture of Chania. The old harbor, where the small fishing boats can moor, is a perfect place to enjoy a coffee and observe the liveliness of the city. Here you can see the cross – shaped closed Marketplace and the leather – Market Street. Next stop is the lake of Kournas, the only natural sweet water lake in Chania, where you will have your lunch.