Chania Evening Food and Wine Tour
€119 €99 per person
Spend an evening discovering the delights of Chania, the second largest city of Crete, on this interactive, walking, Chania food tour. Your friendly Cretan, local host will lead you through historic localities where you will learn about the island’s culture, heritage and traditional products while sampling many Cretan delicacies and fine Greek wines. Chania is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean.
Once a Minoan settlement, most of its landmarks are within walking distance of each other and the picturesque pedestrian-only streets are lined with old-fashioned shops and cafes. Enjoy the scenic walk and capture memorable photographs of this unique city. During your leisurely stroll through the city’s narrow alleys and byways, your host will share with you the stories behind the well-preserved Venetian monuments and historic buildings. Your introduction to Chania’s renowned hospitality will then commence with a tasting of traditional Cretan cheeses accompanied by local wine. You will next make your way to the district of Macheradika, known for its workshops producing the traditional knives that are an integral part of the Cretan costume. You will stop for a tasting of ‘Tsikoudia’ (often called raki), the grape-based pomace brandy which is usually served after a meal, ice-cold, with fruit and sweets. Your scenic walk will then take you along the pedestrianised Daliani Street which bustles with activity amongst the souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes. This well-known location is close to other places of interest such as the Cathedral of Chania and the Ahmet Ağa Minaret from the Ottoman era. The walk will continue into the Splantzia district where you will discover the Church of St Nicolas, one of Chania’s oldest landmarks. Here you will be treated to a large platter of traditional Cretan appetisers accompanied by four of the island’s fine wines, finishing off with a shot of Tsikoudia and a ‘sfakiani’ pita with Cretan honey. Chania is known for its trademark costume boots called & ‘stivania’ , so your next stop will be Stivanadika where you can still come across craftsmen making these authentic handmade leather boots. Next, you will visit & ‘Talos’ Square where you will have the opportunity to watch a stunning sunset over the Mediterranean Sea as you relax by the fountain. This popular evening walking tour will conclude with a stroll down towards the entrance of the port, famous for its 16th century Venetian lighthouse You will marvel at the domed 17th century Yali mosque, a wonderful example of Islamic renaissance architecture, and the seven impressive Venetian dockyards known as the Arsenal that still stand in the old harbour.
Your Chania Evening Walking Food & Wine Tour takes you finally to a traditional Cretan restaurant where you will indulge in some more delicious Cretan foods paired with two local fine wines.
- Guided walking tour and commentary throughout
- Variety of food and cultural stops
- Tasting samples
- Wine tasting
- Introduction to Chania, its food and its culture
- Taste the most popular local, authentic and traditional Cretan food
- Learn about the origins and health benefits of the Mediterranean diet
- Learn about the Cretan way of life and its people’s eating habits
WHAT TO BRING:
- An appetite!
WHAT TO WEAR:
- Casual and comfortable clothing
- At the entrance of the municipal market, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Platia Agoras 69, Chania, Meet on the Sofoklis Venizelos Square side
Duration: 6:00pm – 9:00pm or upon request
DepartureIn front of the municipal market of Chania