Extraordinary Gems of West Crete
The medieval neighborhoods of Castelli, Tophane, Splantzia, Firkas Fortress, Kum Kapi and the historic lighthouse, a trademark of the old Venetian port, will enchant you with their color and atmosphere.
In the square of the Archaeological Museum the biggest temple built in the 11th century.
The Public Market, inaugurated in 1913 by Venizelos, were you can buy genuine Cretan products and drink a shot of raki.
Visit of Agia Triada monastery with an impressive temple attribute to the famous painter Merkourio. Also you can admire the remain elements from the holocaust of the Abbey 1821, icons, ecclesiastical utensils, crosses, vestments, manuscript documents, books( Gospels from 1568-1758).
Optional swimming stop to a small
bay with a natural shade and turquoise waters.
Last the most significant archaeological site, the ruins of the ancient Kydonia, the ancient Aptera and Intzedin castle.
A day full of precious moments, back in times travel, and memories for a lifetime!
per adult from
12 hours 30 minutes
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
- Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
- Entry/Admission - Loutraki Beach
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chania Town, Chania Town, Chania Prefecture, Crete
The old city of Chania is a unique historical monument
A walking tour in the historic center of Chania, the crossroads and the cobbled roads of civilizations, begin in the Municipal Market which opened in 1913 on the demolished Venetian bastion Piatta Forma.
It is a splendid cruciform building that accommodates more than 70 shops, where you can find all local products. Next in "stivanadika”, one of the most popular tourist roads in Chania.You can find the leather market and the hand made traditional boots of Crete named "Stivania".
A visit to the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania ,Temple of Eisodion, the Catholic Church of Chania and the temple of Agios Fragkiskos that hosts the Archaeological Museum.
The Byzantine Walls of Kydonia, the ruins of the Venetian Monastery and the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (1615).
Reaching the end of Kasteli citadel unfolds in front of us the unique Venetian Port of Chania with the two groups of Venetian Neoria (14-16th century) ,Great Arsenal, which, completely renovated, hosts today the Center of Mediterranean Architecture .From the opposite side is located the long harbour breakwaters with the small castle of San Nicolo that ends to the Egyptian lighthouse, the principal characteristic of the port.
Walking to the west along Akti Topazi Street, we stop at the Muslim mosque of Kiutzuk Hasan (1645) which hosts several exhibitions during the summer. Continuing our seaside walk we can see the Fountain Square, while at the west end of the port is located Firkas castle where the Greek Flag was raised officially on December 1st 1913 for the union of Crete with Greece. The castle hosts Maritime Museum of Crete and Historical, Folklore and Archaeological Society of Crete.
Walking circumferential of the castle, we walk up Theotokopoulou Street, where we can see at the left the church of San Salvatore (15-17th century) that hosts Byzantine and Postbyzantine Collection of Chania . The traditional district of Topana, as it was named because of the Venetian powder magazine that existed there (top hane in Turkish), begins from there.
At the end of Theotokopoulou Street we walk down Douka Street and arrive at the center of the aristocratic neighborhood of the Venetian city. There we can admire the huge aristocratic houses of the Venetian and later Turkish noble, the buildings of wonderful architecture of Theofanous Street, which have been renovated and are used as hostels. The Palazzo of Renier family in Moschon Street that was built in the 15th century with the small family chapel of Agios Nikolaos and the impressive entrance with the Latin sign and the blazon of the family is very special.
The old Jewish District or “Ovriaki” with the renovated, unique for Crete, Jewish synagogue."Etz Haim" from the ancient Romaniotes Jews. Finally, it worth walking east of the port where we can see the historical Splanzia Square that hosts the church of Agios Nikolaos (1204) with the Turkish minaret and the Renaissance temple of Agios Rokkos (1630).
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Akrotiri, Crete 731 00 Greece
The Patriarchal Monastery of Agia Triada Tsagarolon is one of the most important monasteries of the end of the Venetian Empire in Crete with a great contribution to the History and Education of the island.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Megala Chorafia, Souda, Crete 73003 Greece
Aptera is located above Souda Bay, and during the Minoan period was one of the most important city-states of Crete. It is located on en extended plateau with altitude 200m and astonishing view of Souda Bay.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Loutraki Beach, Marathi, Crete 731 00 Greece
The beach Loutraki is located at Akrotiri. The beach is situated in a wonderful bay with crystal blue water and fine sand . It is very popular for local people – especially for young people – and for those that prefer an unusual beach.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Fivos Travel office, Dimokratias Street, Chersonisos 700 14, Greece
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
- N. Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, Crete Greece
- Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/1/2020 - 2/27/2022
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.