Crete Full-Day Tour: Chania and Agia Triada Monastery

Your comprehensive discovery of Chania
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Tour Details
Duration
6 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Chania Old Town
  • Agia Triada Monastery
  • Commonwealth Cemetery
  • Venizelos Tombs
Photos & Highlights
  • Scenic exploration of Chania and beyond
  • Led by a local expert guide
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Tour Description
Join a local expert for an immersive learning experience through the charming town of Chania and its environs. We’ve created the ideal private-guide itinerary for Cretian visitors looking to get the most out of their day. Together with our private guide and vehicle, we will explore Chania’s Old Town, the Commonwealth Cemetery, the hill of Venizelos Tombs, and Agia Triada Monastery. This tour is a fitting introduction for those looking to discover Crete through a cultural, historical, and scenic lens.
  • Chania – Offers travelers a delightful blend of history and charm, with its picturesque Old Town, elegant Cathedral, quaint Jewish Quarter, scenic Old Harbor, and imposing Fortress.
  • Commonwealth Cemetery – This serene cemetery stands as a poignant tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II, providing a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made for freedom.
  • Venizelos Tombs – The final resting place of Eleftherios Venizelos, a prominent Greek statesman, and his son, Sophoklis Venizelos, these tombs boast stunning views of Chania and its surroundings.
  • Agia Triada Monastery – A peaceful retreat in the countryside of Crete, Agia Triada Monastery exudes tranquility and features beautiful architecture, making it a must-visit destination for spiritual reflection and admiration.
  • 6 hours with an expert guide
  • Private Vehicle

In the morning, we’ll join our expert guide for a city tour of the charming town of Chania. Celebrated for its Venetian and Ottoman-era architecture, we’ll stroll its colorful streets as we learn about its Minoan and Byzantine history as soak up its historical monuments. After our city tour, we’ll drive to the Commonwealth Cemetery which commemorates the soldiers of the British Commonwealth who died on Crete during the Second World War. As we learn about WWII Cretian history, we’ll take in the great views overlooking the Aegean Sea. 

Our route continues to another excellent viewpoint, the Venizelos Tombs. We’ll discuss the history and politics behind these tombs before we head to our final stop of the day: Agia Triada Monastery. This beautiful and serene monastery is situated on a sloping hill just ten miles from Chania. We’ll get a glimpse into daily life in Ancient Crete as we explore the remains of the ancient Agia Triada complex. 

At the end of our full-day Chania and Agia Monastery tour, we will leave each other with a better understanding of the history and geography of this stunning area. We will have ventured across both the urban and rural sides of the region and soaked up the sites and sounds relevant to Crete’s historical narrative.

NOTE: This tour includes a car service that will pick you up at your accommodation. We are able to accommodate tours starting from Chania or Heraklion. Please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart and select the correct car service at check out.
We are a big group and it won't let us book a larger vehicle at checkout, can we still book? The capacity of this tour reflects the capacity of our car provider because they do not have a bigger vehicle. Big groups need to split into 2 smaller groups.

Is lunch included in this full-day tour?
Your expert guide will select a typical local restaurant for lunch but the cost of the meal is not included in the tour price.  
 
Is this walk suitable for families?
Although it might be a long day for younger learners, we can adapt this day to be more geared towards families. 
 
Where do we meet? Where does the tour end?
The tour starts and ends at your accommodation in Chania. Due to the geography of the island, please let us know where you are staying so we can arrange a transfer for you. 
 
Our hotel is in Crete, but not in Chania, can we take this tour?
For this tour, we are able to accommodate transportation from Chania and from Heraklion (for an extra cost). You can select the correct car service at check out and leave us a note about your hotel address.
 
Is this tour walking intensive, and/or wheelchair accessible?
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchairs and people with mobility issues. The Triada monastery of Tsagaroloi is not accessible to wheelchairs, because the only access is a long 17th Century staircase without ramps. Instead of the Monastery, we can visit the new Archaeological Museum of Chania which is fully accessible. If you have mobility concerns, please contact us before booking so we can coordinate with our guides and help you decide if the modified route will be best for your needs.

Is there any dress code for this tour? We will be visiting a monastery as a part of this excursion. Please ensure shoulders are covered and wear long trousers or shorts/skirts below the knee. 
 
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This was a wonderful tour. Dimitra was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. We requested to add the new archaeological museum of Chania to the itinerary, and Dimitra made that work. Overall it was a great opportunity to learn about many historical periods of Crete, from the prehistoric era to WW2. Highly recommended!
The tour was wond
Great tour. Our guide was Dimitra, with whom we toured Knossos and Heraklion through Context Travel a few days before. Dimitra did not disappoint. She is fantastic, switching from ancient Minoan sites to Venetian historical sites - and making it all understandable, relatable - and fun. We had a great time - would highly recommend.