Chania & Rethymno tour
Land tour code: CHA-10
Cruise port: Greece - Crete - Chania
Duration: approx. 5.5 hours
We will drive from Souda Port to lovely Chania for a guided walking tour of this fascinating port. The second-largest town on Greece's largest island, Chania is the lively capital of the western half of Crete. Much of Chania bears the stamp of the centuries the island was under the dominion of La Serenissima. Stroll down Venetian streets that survived the Nazi bombardment of the island during World War II, and visit the Venetian arsenals near the harbor, where you will also find the Mosque of the Janissaries; built in 1645, it is the oldest Ottoman building on Crete. Visit the Splantzia Quarter for unique boutiques; the Venetian buildings (without roofs!) along Zambeliou, Theotokopoulou and Angelou streets are now outdoor restaurants.
Captivating Rethymnon is famed for its Medieval architecture and its lovely Venetian port. During the guided tour of the old town of Rethymnon, throughout its Venetian-Ottoman maze of ancient streets, you will find floral canopies high above you, elegant houses, baroque ornaments and centuries-old minarets.
After our tour you will have a chance to stroll about Rethymnon on your own for shopping and coffee before we return to port.