Crete Urban Adventures
Kalos orisate! That means “welcome” in Greek — and our team is here to welcome you to our fascinating island of Crete. Crete is the largest island in Greece, and a land of amazing beauty and diversity, rich with splendid beaches, ancient treasures, modern cities but also traditional villages, high mountains, deep gorges, and a unique culture. After having worked for years in the travel industry, our team of knowledgeable local guides are thrilled to be part of the Urban Adventures family, and our goal is to give you a peek at life on our island. Join us as we explore well-known landmarks as well as backstreets and off-the-beaten-track locations. Let us share with you our knowledge and passion of an island that is the birthplace of the first advanced society in Europe, and world-famous for its hospitality. Live the heartbeat of our island from morning to dusk and discover the secrets of Crete! Let us create vivid memories for you and your Best. Day. Ever!
If wine is your thing, you’ll be glad to know there’s plenty of it in Chania, as well as good food, strong spirits, and mythical tales hidden down back alleyways. We check it all out and more after sunset on this tour that visits the spots only #localsknow.
Chania Municipal Market (the Public Market is located at the center of the city, on central market square). Your guide will be standing outside the market, on the left, holding an Urban Adventures sign.
Chania Old Town.
Dress standard: Please dress smart-casual, with no flip flops — but comfortable walking shoes are advised.
Your trip: For your Urban Adventure tour, you will be placed in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child policy: This tour is limited to participants age 18 or older because of age restrictions at the bars we will be visiting. Please remember to bring a valid government-issued ID with you.
This tour can be customised to cater for dietary needs at your request. Please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requests when you book.
Experience Chania the way it’s meant to be experienced — like a local. This Crete sunset tour will take you out on a late afternoon to discover all the hidden gems Chania has to offer!
After meeting your guide, the time of your life will begin when you jump on a local bus for a quick 15-minute ride to a place that’s off the beaten track and held dearly by locals. This historic spot provides the perfect vantage point from which you can enjoy the most captivating sunset. Watching the sun slowly make its descent is breathtaking and well worth the trip — but we’re far from done.
Your next stop on this Chania tour will be the Venetian Old Port. We’ll roam through back streets known only to locals and capture the last rays of light. You’ll hear myths and tales about some of the more unique buildings, as well as famous locals, and while they may seem like fiction, many of these stories are very real.
The next stop is a secret garden in the centre of Old Town. This one-of-a-kind venue is probably going to be everyone’s favourite part, as it includes wining and dining. You’ll participate in a local wine and food-appreciation feast, and learn about local Cretan varieties of wine, as well as tips like what to look for in the perfect glass of wine. You’ll also get to taste four local wines that have won awards, and taste some organic food that will mesh beautifully with the wine.
We’ll also show you funky, alternative bars and clubs where you can hang out later — have a beer, meet some cool people, and even admire some interesting art installations.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be glad to know that there’s something sweeter than wine on this tour: ice cream! We’ll show you where to get the best ice cream in town. The ingredients are made from organic fruits and nuts, which are local and fresh. Your taste buds will experience something they’ve never tasted before!
We’ll end the night off with a stroll and a nightcap in the form of a shot of raki (a local spirit). We’ll take a walk around the Venetian Old Port and we’ll reminisce on the Best. Tour. Ever!