Highlights of this tour
- Tzagarolon monastery
- Venizelos graves on Hill of prophet Elijah
- The Old town of Chania
- Venetian harbor
Your accessible tour to Chania and the monastery starts when your private driver picks you up with private adapted transport at the Souda cruise port or your accommodation. Together you head to the Tzagarolon monastery, where you discover all its secrets. During this accessible tour, you also visit the Venizelos graves on the Hill of Prophet Elijah and the Old Town of Chania City with its Old Venetian Harbor. At the end of the tour, your driver brings you back to your accommodation or the port. The city of Chania has a very elaborate history and this day you get to see all the historical treasures the old town has to offer. You see the evolution in the history of Chania in its architecture. With the help of storytelling from your driver guide, the city comes to life before your eyes.
This accessible tour takes you to the city of Chania, the monastery of Tzagarolon and the Venizoles graves. The old town of Chania is car-free, so some parts of the tour require walking/rolling. For the most part, the old town is wheelchair accessible. The parts that are not, will be avoided. When going into the city center, away from the harbor, there is a soft inclination, and some streets are cobbled. At the sites of the monastery and the graves, ramps provide easy access for wheelchair users.
The Tzagarolon monastery, also known as Agia Triada or the Holy Trinity Monastery, dated from 1612 and was ordained in 1632. Vineyards surround the location and the roads that lead up to it. The Venetian brothers Jeremiah and Lawrence Tzagarolo built this monastery. Today, the site hosts a small museum and is worth a visit.
You find the Venizelos graves at the top of the hill of Prophet Elijah. One of the graves belongs to the charismatic Greek politician and seven times Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos. The other one is his son’s Sofoklis Venizelos, who was Prime Minister of Greece from 1943 to 1952. From this point, you have a panoramic view of the city.
The old town of Chania is one of the most picturesque, ancient cities of Greece. Among other sights, it consists of the Venetian harbor and small Venetian houses, which make it the most beautiful part of the city. It is characterized by narrow and scenic alleys, similar to an enchanting labyrinth, filled with many remaining Venetian and Turkish buildings.
One of the most famous places in the old town of Chania is the Old Market (Agora). To this day, it is the place where many inhabitants buy their fresh and local products. Besides that, it is filled with local taverns that provide the best meals in the city. If you want to get a taste of real, local Greek food and buy memorable souvenirs, the Old Market of Chania is the place to go.
The Venetian harbor is the highlight of this accessible tour. It was built during the Venetian era and was mainly used for commerce and control of the sea against pirates. A fort was built next to the entrance of the harbor, which was then expanded with bastions. It is an impressive looking complex with great architectural details that is worth a visit.
Keep in mind that your driver guide can not access or tour any of the archaeological sites by local law. If you wish a guide to accompany you to tour inside the sites or museums, please let us know when booking this tour.
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