Ready to tour the town with me? I see this town through my heart, I grew up hearing stories about Chania from my elders. When I was old enough, I started researching the history and studied the cultural structure of Chania as well as its' colourful architecture. This town never ceases to fascinate me, every single day comes with something new! In this tour, you will see Chania from my eyes. Chania is and has always been a crossroad of civilisations, however, the magnificance of this coastal town does not belong only to the past. Here, the beauty of nature meets the human-made wonders. (Huh, I will show you the best spots for photography!) Combining these two aspects makes you feel united in a sense, there is no past or future, there is only now, and everything is connected! Once you see the Chania sunset, you'll understand what I mean! Finally, we will end the tour in a traditional neighbourhood and have some traditional Cretan meze platters with tsikoudia, the local drink of Crete (of course, the best way to end anything!)
Hello, I am Kostis from Chania, Crete! As a Cretan, I grew up with a love for my culture and origins. After completing my education away in the UK (my graduation thesis was on Culture and National Identity in Greece), I spent some time around the Aegean region educating myself about agriculture and wine as well as the history behind them. Because of this passion of mine about Crete eventually I had to reunite with my origins. I moved permanently to Chania and I am trying my best to show people what the real Crete is, MY Crete. Hoping to see you soon!
Traditional Meze Platter. Coffee
Tsikoudia (Cretan Spirit) There are always non-alcoholic options too!
We will walk around the picturesque back streets of Chania, which are usually not known by visitors. These streets are full of buildings with historical and cultural significance and they are still gems waiting to be discovered. I am willing to share what I've been studying for years. We will end the tour with a traditional snack in a local cafe, located in a small neighbourhood which has a cultural significance, a true local Chania experience