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Chania off the Beaten Track

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    GoGreek for A Day, by Intron

  • Locations

    Chania, Crete, Greece

  • Activities

    Cultural Immersion, Lifestyle

  • Price
    €60 EUR per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    11.00-15.00, throughout the year

  • Starting Location

    Square, at the entrance of Chania municipal market

  • Price Includes

    Deluxe Pack: Food, delicatessen, coffee, and bus tickets are included; museum tickets are not included.

  • Notes

    Meeting Point: the square at the main entrance of Chania municipal market. Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit.It lies along the north coast of Crete

Highlights

  • Chania, off the beaten track. Chania, Crete: where the Experience will take place. Kostas Mastorakis is your Host for the whole experience.
  • Kostas lives and works in Chania, Crete, where he will offer a comprehensive whole-day walk around the town, to everything worth knowing about Chania.
  • Visit the municipal market, the old venetian harbour & walls, obscure and unknown spots and areas of interest.
  • Also, guests will visit the old soap factory, local shops, the great mansions & churches, and a generous sampling of the local cuisine.
  • What’s Special about this experience: a thorough acquaintance with Chania for insiders, away from the typical tourists' facade.

Trip Info

Chania, Crete off the beaten track.

Chania, Crete: where the Experience will take place.

Kostas Mastorakis is your Host for the whole experience.

Kostas lives and works in Chania, Crete. Being a multi-talented individual (engineer, photographer, entrepreneur, author, opinion-maker, amateur astronomer, song-writter, media producer) he will walk his guests to everything worth knowing about Chania
- Place of Origin: Chania, Crete
- Lives in: Chania, Crete
- Speaks: English
- Loves: travelling, reading, sports (weight training, martial arts, cycling, wrestling), photography, astronomy, business & marketing, writing, walking in nature, good cuisine, free thinking
- Has Travelled to: many places in Greece
- Personal Traits: creative, determined, multi-talented, business-minded

Here’s how we’ll spend the day and what we’ll do together

This Experience is offered in TWO versions: Standard Pack and Deluxe Pack.

Deluxe Pack

1. Walk-around
With a camera in hand, we will walk through the old town with the Venetian harbour, the Venetian walls, and the constant hustle & bustle. Reaching spots off the beaten track, we will visit Koum-Kapi, Splantzia, Castelli, Topana, the Jewish distist, and also the knife-making craftsmen’s area and the old ABEA soap factory.

2. Cretan food tasting
Along the way, we will have a chance to taste the renowned “Iordanis’ mpougatsa” (sweet cheese pie, made of mixed local cheeses), eat traditional cretan food at a selected family-run restaurant with exquisite dishes, and drink our coffee at the lavish municipal garden cafe’

3. Shopping & Shepherd’s meal
As an ALTERNATIVE to the restaurant meal, we can do our shopping at the local flea market (subject to availability) and eat an exquisite home-prepared “shepherd’s meal”, which includes graviera cheese, olives, wet barley rusks, tomatoes, local wine/tsikoudia, or even a specially made meat-pie

4. Bus tour
On our way to Halepa district, we can take a bus tour which transcends the main road arteries and makes its way along the periphery of the town, offering an excellent view, from up high, of the whole town

5. Halepa district & Aghia Magdalini
We will visit the Halepa district, one of the most historic districts of Chania. In that area one can see the Aghia Magdalini church, of exquisite Russian architecture, and the embassies and consulates of the Great Powers also located in this area. The house where Eleutherios Venizelos lived (the prominent early 20th century greek Prime Minister) is also in Halepa.

6. Tampakaria district
We will also visit the Tampakaria district with the very special buildings and tanneries that date back to the early 19th century (some of them are still active). Leather processing was, initially, done by hand, mostly taking place at the sea front. The whole atmosphere is extremely intriguing.

Standard Pack

1. Walk-around
With a camera in hand, we will walk through the old town with the Venetian harbour, the Venetian walls, and the constant hustle & bustle. Reaching spots off the beaten track, we will visit Koum-Kapi, Splantzia, Castelli, Topana, the Jewish distist, and also the knife-making craftsmen’s area and the old ABEA soap factory.

2. Bus tour
On our way to Halepa district, we can take a bus tour which transcends the main road arteries and makes its way along the periphery of the town, offering an excellent view, from up high, of the whole town

3. Halepa district & Aghia Magdalini
We will visit the Halepa district, one of the most historic districts of Chania. In that area one can see the Aghia Magdalini church, of exquisite Russian architecture, and the embassies and consulates of the Great Powers also located in this area. The house where Eleutherios Venizelos lived (the prominent early 20th century greek Prime Minister) is also in Halepa.

- Standard Pack – Duration: 4 hours
Timetable: 11.00-15.00
Price: 60 euros per person (bus tickets are included; food, delicatessen, coffee, museum tickets are not included)

- Deluxe Pack – Duration: 8 hours
Timetable: 11.00-19.00
Price: 120 euros per person (food, delicatessen, coffee, and bus tickets are included; museum tickets are not included)

Group size: 5 persons max

NOTE: “At a Glance Trip Highlights” mentioned hereby, refer predominantly to the Deluxe Pack

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