We’ll start our Chania tour the local way: with a coffee and a taste of one of the most traditional pastries of Crete, in the most traditional place in town. We’ll enjoy a bit of bougatsa (a cheese-filled pastry) in a shop that’s been loved by locals for years.
Fuelled up after our breakfast, we’ll drive in a private vehicle for about 15 minutes to reach our destination: a unique part of town that’s completely dedicated to the work of local artisans.
You’ll visit several of the artisans who live and work in this area, and learn about the importance and local impact that crafts such as pottery and clay have had in the history of the island.
You’ll also get to test out your own artistic skills, at a ceramics workshop! Talk to the local artist about their techniques and browse through their unique pieces. You’ll learn tips and tricks for finding the best and most authentic souvenirs, so the next time you’re out shopping in Chania, you’ll know what to look for.
We’ll uncover various works such as religious paintings, handmade jewellry and unique objects made of wood, glass or other more unusual materials.
By the end of this Chania shopping tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the authentic crafts of Crete, and how they represent the island’s local culture.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation during tour, traditional local snack (bougatsa), coffee.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be 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.
Closure of sites: There are several workshops in the village, so if any of the workshops we normally visit are closed, we’ll still be able to take you to an alternate but equally wonderful shop.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
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