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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR92.00
 
Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR92.00
 
Katakolon Port Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting in Mercouri and Beach Tour
"You will be met by your escort at the cruise ship port then head to your private vehicle to start your tour right. You will head to Mercouri Estate located 2.8 miles north of the port situated over the western Peloponnese seaside. Mercouri estate consists of vineyards olive groves and an Italianate residence surrounded by lush gardens with rare flora and fauna. Follow the English-speaking estate guide to a special sightseeing tour through the wines and the estate and learn about the wine production and the history of you will taste two types of wine accompanied with snacks of bread cheese
From EUR70.00

Chania Town Tips (43)

Old port Chania

Out shopping, although Hubby and I had long ago visited it was nice to take the girls to see the port a lovely stroll was had by all, very picturesque and a real feeling of days gone by here. Take...
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kat-m
Nov 10, 2015

Chania Town

With markets selling all kinds and qualities of leather goods and a really interesting indoor food market Chania Town is worth a visit just for the shopping. The harbour is beautiful with an old...
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Tracyden
Jan 22, 2011

Go to Chania!!!

Chania is probably the most touristy place on Crete, but don't get discouraged. You must go and see Chania. 1. You have to see the old Cross Market (Municipal Market of Chania) 2. You have to see...
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Jawnuta
Oct 12, 2008

Picturesque Harbour of CHANIA.

The pretty harbour area of Chania is a great place to be,day or night. There are many restaurants and bars the place has a lovely charm. 5 photos taken in May 2007%c A really nice place for holiday. ...
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alectrevor
May 22, 2007

Cruises from Chania

You can go for a nice cruise from Chania - they all begin at Old Harbour Square and cost from EUR 10 (sunset cruise), thru EUR 15 (5 hour cruise) to EUR 20 (glass bottom boat cruise, nothing...
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gale.blog.pl
Nov 01, 2006

Chania...

Chania is the capital of the Prefecture of the same name and the second biggest town in Crete, with a population of 60.000 inhabitants.Chania is one of the nicest towns of Crete with wonderful houses,...
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lua2
Aug 09, 2006

A DAY IN HANIA

On the last day we took a taxi to Hania to do some shopping. We went to the indoor market, which was quite nice. I bought different spices for my daughters there. Then we walked to the suburb called...
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Sininen
Mar 25, 2006

Greek Coffee in Chania

Chania is a very beautiful city with superb atmosphere. The mixture of the Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture and the splandour of this mediterranean city enchanted me. It's a city to enjoy....
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wroclawiak
Nov 12, 2005

Mosques

In almost every city in Crete a mosque can be found. Mosques remind us about Turkish occupation of Crete and about considerable impact Turkey had on Cretean culture and architecture.Many mosques now...
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gale.blog.pl
Mar 14, 2005

Back alleys

This may not seem like a tourist draw or anything that is worth mentioning but when you go you will see why. As you are walking around the historic area of Hania there are many of these quaint little...
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bpwillet
Jun 27, 2004

Venetian apartments

Much of the Venetian era residences are still standing around the harbor area. Many have been converted into restaurants or were converted during the Turkish occupation. Some areas of Hania were badly...
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bpwillet
Jun 27, 2004

Venetian bastion

This is nothing special but it will give you a great view of the city from the top. As the pirates became more of a threat in the 17th century the Venetians believed they needed to fortify the city a...
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bpwillet
Jun 27, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Crete Island

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Imbros Gorge

This gorge is less famous than the Samaria gorge, but it is just as beautiful and far less busy. While the Samaria gorge is know for its endless stream of tourists (up to 5000 a day in the summer),...
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Samaria Gorge

I walked the Samaria Gorge a little over 15 years ago. It is one of the most spectacular walks I have ever done. Ever changing wonderful and glorious vistas; cool mountain streams, from which you...
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Gournia

The Gournia site is extensive and the excavations have revealed a thriving Minoan trading town of winding alleys lined by tiny houses, workshops, a market place and, on the top of the hill, a palace,...
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Knossos

Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned...
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Lake Kournas

It is the biggest lake on the island. The view from the mountains is magnificent. The visitors can enjoy a ride on the sea bikes. There are a few tavernas and rooms to let. Peaceful and worthwhile a...
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Getting to Crete Island

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46 Chalidon | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 731 31,

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