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Chania: City Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

1. Chania: City Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Cycle the Old Harbor of Chania on a 9km small group bike tour, and see the archaeological and architectural wonders of the city. Experience the beauty of the Venetian and Byzantine walls, the Venetian Neoria, and the impressive Firka fortress. Let your guide show you all the spots that only the locals know and glide through the bohemian neighborhood of Splantzia. Admire the Cathedral of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and step inside this Greek Orthodox church. Snap pictures on the most picturesque harbor of Greece and enjoy views of the lighthouse. Sip on ice tea at local hotspot and take in the panoramic views of old harbor while munching on an energy bar. Go for a refreshing dip at Nea Chora beach Ride at your own level, as the route is designed for the average cyclist. Follow your guide to avoid the busy city traffic and find the flattest paths.

Crete: Chania Trikke Tour Through the Centuries

2. Crete: Chania Trikke Tour Through the Centuries

Climb aboard an electric trikke for a 75-minute guided tour of Chania, the 2nd largest city on Crete and full of buildings that tell a fascinating history, from the Venetian and Ottoman eras, to modern day times. Meet your guide for a safety briefing and orientation of the 3-wheel bike. Once you feel comfortable and confident to operate it, head off down the narrow streets of Chania’s Old Town. Stop to take photographs and strategic points. Photos of your tour will be sent to you electronically at no extra charge once the tour is over. Glide through the Harbor to see the Chania Lighthouse, Venetian Walls, and site of the Maritime Museum. Marvel at the imposing walls of Firkas Fortress, and discover the location of the Byzantine Museum. Pass the “Gate of the Sand” at Sabbionara, see the Dry Docks of Neoria, and go to Yialli Mosque. Next, trikke into the heart of the Old Town, and visit Splantzia Square. Take photos of the Turkish Minaret and Synagogue. Experience everyday life at Chania Market and on Halidon Str. Continue past landmark attractions such as the Orthodox Cathedral, and see a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi outside the Catholic Church. Discover architectural adornments from various epochs, and experience the warm hospitality of the Greeks.

Chania: City Highlights Trikke Tour

3. Chania: City Highlights Trikke Tour

During this tour, see the highlights of Chania with an electornic Trikke tour. Start by traversing the Old Town and continue to the Venetian Harbor. What's more, explore of the Halepa area and marvel at the great houses with their new classic architecture. Spot the magnificent church of St. Magdalene along the way. Next, visit the old neighborhood of the tanners, a place where they were making shoes and leather clothes in a traditional manner. On the western side of the town you will visit a graphical port with the fisher sloops. Finish the tour driving through the picturesque beach of Nea Hora.

Chania Alternative Bike Tour & Pastries

4. Chania Alternative Bike Tour & Pastries

This is an alternative tour which lets you see another face of Chania, seen from a non touristic point of view, exploring for about two and half hours neighborhoods such as Agora (Municipal Market), Dikastiria (Court area), Halepa (aristocratic neighbourhood of Chania) and Tabakaria (old tanneries). We will pass by Venizelos House and the Russian Style Church of Agia Magdalini. During this ride you will see the rest of the city which also has its history and beauty. It is a tour which invites you to explore, to enjoy and to look deeply. At the end we will taste traditional pastries and a beer (or soft drink) on the nightfall. Throught the most eco friendly way you will see and live it like a local would. You will need medium level biking skills cause there will be few small uphills during this ride. The ride it takes place in the city traffic and not in a bike lane.

Chania: Guided Bike Tour

5. Chania: Guided Bike Tour

Cycle around Chania and soak up its beautiful natural landscape as you peddle. Follow your tour guide on a route from Nea Chora. Admire the picturesque harbor with its sandy beach, before cycling to the venetian harbor and the Old town. Visit the Kum Kapi area and continue on to Halepa – the famous east side of the town which was the scene of important political events during the 19th century. Listen to historical information about the monuments you see from your audio guide system, which is available in a variety of languages. Capture the moment in photos taken by your tour guide. Then, peddle to the Splantzia district, north east from the Old Town. This will be the last area you visit before you finish your tour at the cycle office.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Our bike tours alongside our guide Vasilis was amazing. The activity was perfect to sign our last day in Chania. It had been a long time since I had ridden a bike and yet the ride went very well. It was very very pleasant to ride in the small alleys of Chania. We have learned so much about the history of Chania and it strikes Vasilis. He is incredibly kind. We were even able to taste an organic cereal bar, delicious as well as a glass of iced tea made from a local plant. It was great. If I had to do it again, I would do it with great pleasure!!! I recommend Vasilis with your eyes closed!

The tour was spectacular and our guide was so kind and friendly. It felt like we were exploring the city with an old friend. We had a great time exploring the city and learning about the rich history. Highly recommend taking this tour as one of the first things you do in Chania as you get to see so much and learn your way around the city quickly.

So glad I was able to take this tour. Guide was very knowledgeable, pointing out features of the various buildings & explaining the integration of Hellenic, Venetian & Ottoman features. He was also very accommodating , in terms of my ability to operate the Trikke at my advanced age. Highly recommended this activity.

This was a great experience with a very dedicated guide. So we got to know Chania extensively.

Great way to see the City of Chania. Kids loved it. Thank you GS tours!