Tour from Chania
With cruise ships now coming to the beautiful town of Chania I am now doing tours from here. The ships usually stay from 7 to 9 hours so I offer a tour from 5 to 6
hours which starts around 08:00am at the boat. Our first stop is to the
grave of the Venizelos family where Greece's greatest Prime Minister is buried and there is a panoramic view of the town
of Chania. After that we drive to the old town of Chania where our next first stop
is in the old central market building which is still being used today. Then we visit the historic Venetian port and see the blue mask, the old Venetian light house, the leather street,
and the knife street. After Chania we drive to
Aptera. From Aptera through small country roads we visit the villages of
Stilos, New Xorio, Brises,
Georgioupoli, then we arrive to Rethimnon and back. In this tour we see the lifestyle of local Cretan people and the lovely country side. If there is somewhere special (like some of the monasteries or the beach) you want to visit we can go there too.
You can contact me for the tour prices. I also do transfers from the ferries, and airport to
hotels or anywhere you would like to go in Crete whether you are starting in Iraklion, Chania, Ag Nikolaos, or Rethymnon. I can take you to the entrance of the Samarian Gorge and meet you later at Paliohora or Hora Sfakion and bring you back to your hotel. I can take you to distant beaches and to tavernas that very few tourists ever go to and I can translate and tell you all about the Cretan diet and customs. I guarantee that a trip with me will be a greater adventure than driving around on a bus with
40 other tourists or struggling with the public bus system. Plus if you find other people to share the cost then I am cheaper than the big tours and much more flexible. I am recommended by Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides and I am also recommended by George the Famous Taxi Driver of Athens, the Godfather of pre-arranged taxi tours. And maybe by the time your tour ends I will have taught you how to say my last name: Nikiforakis (Nicky-four-ak-iss). By the way you can click on these photos if you would like to see them larger. Some will inspire you to come to visit our island.
I look foreword to hearing from you.
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Here are some comments from my clients:
Thank you again for a wonderful tour of Crete. May 20th, not sure if you will remember
but you asked for copies of pictures and I am attaching them to this email. It was a wonderful trip and we were extremely pleased with the informative tour you provided. The lunch the sweet lady provided was the best lunch we had on our 18 day journey.
Maryann, Janet, Diane and Kat
I would like to thank you again for the prompt & courteous service we received from you during our stay in Crete.
Our airport transfers were on time and our day touring with you was enjoyable & informative.
Again, thank you.
Steve, Theresa & Benjamin Kostas
Thanks for being our guide in Crete, and arranging for Jiannis to meet us in Chania.
all felt you did a great job, and we appreciated your services. Your
knowledge of the island, selection of where to go, and attention to
detail were all very helpful.
If someone asks you for a reference, I'd be pleased to respond (positively).
wanted to send you a note to let you know how much we enjoyed spending
the day with you on January 2. Leesa, Rebecca, and I consider our day
on Crete with you to be the highlight of our trip! We loved to see the
countryside of Crete - the olive trees, orange trees, vineyards, and
farm land. Our lunch at your friend's restaurant on the mountain top
was also very nice. It is the small things that make a trip such as
this one special - like stopping for coffee at the cafe in the little
village where the old guys were talking about their farming.
I am sending a few pictures for you to enjoy.
again for such a great visit on Crete. I will recommend your services
to others who decide to visit your beautiful island!
Dave and Leesa Galloway
We finally arrived home last night. As our luck would have it we
were caught up in the air traffic controller strike in Athens and had
to delay our departure.
I wanted to thank you for showing us around Crete. Our day with
you was one of the highlights of our trip. We kept our sense of humor
when things went wrong and managed to have a good time.
I still haven't found where I saw your name in print and if and when I do I will surely let you know.
wanted to thank you for providing a link to the most amazing taxi
driver/tour guide in Crete...Lefteris. Four of us spent a day touring
Crete with Lefteris, and I know I speak for everyone when I say that it
was the most memorable day of our 2-week Mediterranean cruise. He's
knowledgeable, friendly, articulate, and generously shares the Crete he
loves (not what most tourists see). I highly recommend "Lefty" to
anyone visiting Crete.
And this one to Matt Barrett!
I have used your website for guidance since 2001. Always
found it helpful, informative, honest and you always reply when I’ve had a
This past September, it was our third trip to Greece, we
visited Crete again as I have family there and it is one of our favorite
islands. This time, we hired Lefteris……twice
in one week! Just want to say this was
the best thing we could have done. We are only sorry we didn’t do it during our
previous visits. I sent him a note as
well, as I promised I would, and hopefully, he will post on his website the
glowing, yet honest, review we have given him.
Just wanted to let you know too that we took this recommendation from
your website and it was perfect!
Thanks again for such a great resource for people traveling