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Chania Food Stories

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 41 reviews.Chania, Greece

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Experience hosted by Rebecca

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll start your experience at the Municipal Market, which marks the border between the old and new town. Built between 1908 and 1913, the Agora hosts more than 70 shops selling mostly regional products. You’ll get to explore the market and sample local delicacies while learning about the deliciously healthy Cretan diet. With your taste buds satisfied, we will walk to the old town district. Wander through narrow laneways, hidden backstreets, and open doors to secret gardens, and Venetian and Ottoman monuments. Listen to stories of empires, sailors, traders, lovers, heroes, and artists. Learn how this city has been a crossroads between the East and West for centuries. Next on your experience, you’ll have the unique opportunity to see local artisans crafting their products. Listen to their stories and maybe even try your own skills! From there, our Chania experience will take us on a stroll through the Jewish and Ottoman neighbourhoods, where you’ll learn how life has changed over the years in this city of multicultural residents. Finally, we’ll walk along the city's historical neighbourhoods and sit down to an inviting table with Cretan mezedes (local dishes) and raki shots.
We’ll start your experience at the Municipal Market, which marks the border between the old and new town. Built between 1908 and 1913, the Agora hosts more than 70 shops selling mostly regional products. You’ll get to explore the market and sample local delicacies while learning about the deliciously healthy Cretan diet. With your taste buds satisfied, we will walk to the old town district. Wander through narrow laneways, hidden backstreets, and…

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What's included

  • Food
    sampling of local products (olives, cheese, honey & sweets), meze dish (loc...
  • Drinks
    coffee or a soft drink
From ﺩ.ﺇ288
/ person
Fri, Sep 25
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ288 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ288 per person
Sat, Sep 26
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ288 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ288 per person
Mon, Sep 28
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ288 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ288 per person

Meet your host, Rebecca

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 41 Reviews
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As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! With my team Manos, Giannis, and Stefanos we run this tasty experience. Being born and bred in this city and being avid travelers and foodies ourselves we will show you why the Cretan diet is the best in the world. We have turned our passion for our city into our profession as we have been running this food tour for the last 3 years. Crete is a foodies’ paradise! Walk with us to experience the city like a local and explore the unique products our city has to offer. We will venture from famous landmarks to unknown local artisans eating our way through the historical old town.
As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! With my team Manos, Giannis, and Stefanos we run this tasty experience. Being born and bred in this city and being avid travelers and foodies ourselves we will show you why the Cretan diet is the best in the world. We have turned our passion for our city into our profession as we have been running this food tour for…
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Where you'll be

- Municipal Market of Chania (Dimotiki Agora)
- Local artisans shops to which we have behind the scences access
- Cretan tappas restaurant at a locals-only neighborhood

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Noura
September 2020
Giannis ist sehr freundlich, interessant, gebildet, passioniert und zuvorkommend. Ein wirklich warmherziger, professioneller und kompetenter guide!die tour gibt Einblicke in Historie, Kultur, Mentalität, Architektur und Gesellschaft wieder. Die einzigartige Schönheit der Insel bleibt danach ewig in Erinnerung!
Giannis ist sehr freundlich, interessant, gebildet, passioniert und zuvorkommend. Ein wirklich warmherziger, professioneller und kompetenter guide!die tour gibt Einblicke in Histor…
Janet
September 2020
Giannis was a great host we enjoyed the tour of Chania with him. We had a bit of everything food, history, culture of the island and people. Good memories about Crete. Great value!
Mariana
August 2020
We really enjoyed our tour with Yiannis! He was very knowledgeable, passionate and caring. We spent a few lovely and relaxed hours together exploring beautiful Chania, walking, talking and ...eating! We enjoyed some delicious local snacks and drinks and learned so much about Chania’s history and people. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
We really enjoyed our tour with Yiannis! He was very knowledgeable, passionate and caring. We spent a few lovely and relaxed hours together exploring beautiful Chania, walking, tal…
Elizabeth
August 2020
Giannis was amazing! We had such an amazing time on this tour and left feeling like we got to see a side of the city we wouldnt have seen without him. The food was delicious and the tour perfectly combined history with food culture. Highly reccomend :) Thank you!!
Giannis was amazing! We had such an amazing time on this tour and left feeling like we got to see a side of the city we wouldnt have seen without him. The food was delicious and th…
Felix
August 2020
Absolutely loved this experience! The house Giannis had an exceptional knowledge about the city of Chania, Crete and all its history. He literally went on for hours telling super interesting facts and stories and gave me a great insight and many many tips for the food scene but also other interesting spots in Chania but also all over Crete. I 100% can recommend to have him showing you the city he grew up in. So much worth it and I’d recommend to put it on the beginning of your trip, so you can start working off the long list of great recommendations you’ll get :) Thanks again to Giannis!
Absolutely loved this experience! The house Giannis had an exceptional knowledge about the city of Chania, Crete and all its history. He literally went on for hours telling super i…
Katherine
July 2020
We are so glad that we chose to do this tour - it gave us great insight into the history of Chania and we explored all areas within the Old Town with some delicious snacks and drinks along the way. Giannis was an amazing guide - super knowledgeable and friendly - but also so genuinely interested in sharing all the information he holds about the local area, spending the time to give us personalised recommendations based on what we had expressed interest in, including restaurants as well as places to visit during our time in Crete. We were lucky as we were the only two people on the tour during an unusually quiet time and we were able to ask questions and stroll slowly through the streets to absorb all that Giannis had to tell - we even ended up going an hour over the allotted time as we were enjoying the tour so much. Highly recommended!
We are so glad that we chose to do this tour - it gave us great insight into the history of Chania and we explored all areas within the Old Town with some delicious snacks and drin…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please inform us of any food allergies or special dietary requirements and we will be happy to accommodate you.

What to bring

As this is a walking tour , we advise you wear comfortable walking shoes. During summer, don’t forget your sunglasses and of course a photo camera as Chania will amaze you !