What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a thorough acquaintance with Chania for insiders, away from the typical tourists’ facade.
With a camera in hand, we will walk through the old town with the Venetian harbour, the Venetian walls, and the constant hustle & bustle. Reaching spots off the beaten track, we will visit Koum-Kapi, Splantzia, Castelli, Topana, the Jewish distist, and also the knife-making craftsmen’s area and the old ABEA soap factory.
2. Cretan food tasting
Along the way, we will have a chance to taste the renowned “Iordanis mpougatsa” (sweet cheese pie, made of mixed local cheeses), eat traditional Cretan food at a selected family-run restaurant with exquisite dishes, and drink our coffee at the lavish municipal garden cafe.
3. Bus tour
On our way to Halepa district, we can take a city bus tour which transcends the main road arteries and makes its way along the periphery of the town, offering an excellent view, from up high, of the whole town
4. Halepa district & Aghia Magdalini
We will visit the Halepa district, one of the most historic districts of Chania, the capital of the Cretan State (1896 – 1913). In that area one can see the Aghia Magdalini church, of exquisite Russian architecture, and the embassies and consulates of the Great Powers also located in this area. The house where Eleutherios Venizelos lived (the prominent early 20th century greek Prime Minister) is also in Halepa.
5. Tampakaria district
We will also visit the Tampakaria district with the very special buildings and tanneries that date back to the early 19th century (some of them are still active). Leather processing was, initially, done by hand, mostly taking place at the sea front. The whole atmosphere is extremely intriguing.
- bus tickets
What you will LEARN:
Outdoor photography, in the old town & the Venetian harbour.
Cretan food and deli tasting
Points of cultural & historic interest: a comprehensive coverage of the town.