Things to know before you go most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation. Pick up points in the region around Panormo, Rethymnon and Georgioupolis
This convenient tour means that you won’t have to worry about hiring a car or navigating unfamiliar roads
You will be picked up by our Express Mini Bus in the morning.
The City of Chania is the first destination of this fully day-trip.
You will have 3 hours of free time to explore the city. The experienced guide will give you a perfect introduction for first-time visitors and inside tips. You´ll get a great overview and orientation of Chania - City.
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city.
Chania is one of the oldest cities in Crete. It is famous for its diverse cultural heritage, archeological ruins, classical buildings and fascinating history. The Old Town is the heart of Chania. It is perfectly formed by narrow labyrinth like alleyways and buildings dating back to various ancient periods of time. Chania for many, the most beautiful town in Crete The town is simply unique and alive. Chania is the second largest City of Crete. Large parts of the old town are closed to traffic; the bulk of the Venetian mansions restored or converted into hotels. One of the most important constructions of the Venetian Period is the Entrance of Renier Mansion. In former times Chania was divided in 3 parts the East part for the Muslims the Southwest part for the Jewish and the West part for the Christians. In the East oft he old town there are traces of the Turks: a small minaret or masonry. On the Northeast of the Venetian walls there is the only preserved gate “The rampart Sabbionara” still preserves its Turkish name "koum - kapi (Kum Kapisi = the Gate of the Sand it is constructed in the sea. On the front of the rampart, the circular Venetian emblem of the lion of Agios Marcos is still preserved. The Byzantine Wall was built in 12th century and its outline is irregular with longitudinal axle from the East to the West, where its two central gates were located. For those who like shopping, it is worth looking at Venetian gold jewellery, some leather wares and of course, Cretan olive oil. If you travel by bus you are in the old town in a few minutes. If coming by car, use the pay car park near the Market Halls on Nikiforou Foka Street. The port of Chania cannot be used by modern ships because of the shallow water, which contributed in preserving its old character. In the old town of Chania you will only see the Marina for Yachting and small ships. Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour trough the old tow of Chania which is considered an open air museum. The magnificent beauty that awaits you.
Our next and final destination is Falassarna Beach, which is located on the west coast of Crete. Falassarna beach has been awarded for being the best beach in Crete and one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. It has light pick coloured sand and crystal clear waters with long magical waves coming in from the Mediterranean.
Falassarna is a nature reserve with dunes on the west coast of Crete. It extends over a length of about 2 km. Falassarna is a Paradise for surfing. There are two watersports-stations www.surfingcrete.webs.com and www.surfisland.gr offering Stand Up Boards (SUP), Surfing and Kite Surfing. The area consists of several sandy beaches and a few small apartment houses. There are two beach clubs with good music, where fast food is offered and 5 very good restaurants. The beach clubs also offer sun loungers and parasols (price for booth 2 chairs and an umbrella = 8 €,) There are no shops. On the big beach there are 2 watersports stations. Highlight in Falassarna are the excavations of the ancient port city Polirinia from the 6th century BC. The excavations are at the end of the bay, where it is rocky. My favorite place there is the carved stone throne. What for a function it had is still unclear. The throne is located south of the excavations and anyone can sit down in, what I naturally enjoyed!
Here you will have 3 hours of free time to relax and enjoy the sun. After that we return to Rethymno, where you will be taken back to your hotel.
Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back.
You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.