AUDIO TOUR: Chania’s turbulent history

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AUDIO TOUR: Chania’s turbulent history

We would love to share the amazing history of this little town with you through this self audio tour. A valuable introduction to Chania’s turbulent history.

  • Departure
    In front of the municipal market
  • Departure Time
    Any time
  • Dress Code
    Hat and comfortable walking shoes
With this audio tour you will discover Chania's remarkable architecture along the way, including a magnificent lighthouse, churches, mosques, shipyards, and the old town’s well-preserved houses. They are a reminder of all the people and cultures that have influenced local life, from ancient times through to the Byzantine era, the Venetian occupation and Turkish rule.
The audio tour will point out the entertainment and cultural offerings that make the modern town so vibrant. During this tour, you will be given local insight, fun facts, and you will be introduced to Chania's cultural identity through storytelling. You will explore some secret spots and find the old town’s hidden treasures too.
Voice Map’s walking tour app gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. You can start your walk at any time and stop whenever and wherever you like, for as long as you like. You do not even need to hit pause. The app uses your location to play audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place, and when you start moving again, playback will too. It also gives you directions, making it much easier to put your phone away and immerse yourself in your surroundings, not the screen.

Tour Location

The tour starts in front of the municipal market on the south entrance. If you have your own car there is outdoor parking on the east side of the market that you may try your luck. If not, try the parking on Nikiforou Foka street. If you come by bus or taxi there is a bus stop just in front of the market.