Highlights of this tour
- Venizelos graves on Hill of prophet Elijah
- The Old town of Chania
- Old Venetian Harbor
- Archaeological Museum of Chania
Your accessible Chania city tour starts when your private driver guide picks you up at the Souda cruise port or your accommodation. Together you head to the top of the hill of Prophet Elijah for a panoramic view of Chania City. While you are there, you visit the Venizelos Graves, and after that, you go to the old City of Chania and its Old Venetian harbor. To end the accessible tour of Chania, you visit its Archaeological Museum.
Most of the roads in the old city of Chania are car-free. This makes the city a very safe place, but it also means this tour requires rolling/walking. The old town is mostly wheelchair accessible. The parts that are not, will be avoided.
On top of the Hill of Prophet Elijah, you find the Venizelos graves. These graves are the gravesides of the Greek politician who was Prime Minister seven times, Eleftherios Venizelos, and his son, Sofoklis Venizelos. The view from the top of the hill is enchanting.
Many people believe that the city of Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. You can divide the city into the old and the new part. The old town is characterized by the beautiful Venetian harbor, the mosque, minarets, the lighthouse, churches, the houses from the Venetian and Turkish period, etc. Walking through the narrow alleys is like traveling back in time.
An important part of the old town of Chania is the Venetian harbor. This port is a large tourist magnet in the area. The area close to the harbor is mainly filled with restaurants and bars. At the entrance of the harbor, a beautiful lighthouse is standing tall, waiting to beam its light signal in the evening. The lighthouse was built by the Venetians at the end of the sixteenth century and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. The tower has a height of 21 meters and is made of stone.
On Crete, you find a few archaeological museums, one of which is in Chania. The finds on display here all come from the direct area of Chania. Although the museum is smaller than the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion and has a smaller collection, it is certainly not less interesting. Almost all elements of this museum are archaeological finds from Crete, such as Minoan pottery, jewelry, tools, glassware, sculptures, and beautiful samples of mosaic floors. The beautiful interior of the museum itself is also worth some attention.
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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