Private Tour of West Crete

Tour select locations in West Crete
6 hours
Beautiful alley in Chania
per person (in a 4 person group) 251

This private excursion will serve as a taste of the rich and diverse culture of West Crete, as you foray into an exploration of the traditions of the Cretan countryside. Starting from the picturesque Chania, you will spend the next few hours traversing the Akrotiri peninsula and the surrounding areas, as you find yourselves in a cornucopia of settings including an Orthodox monasteries, an imposing Ottoman fortress and the traditional village of Macheri. Our tour will continue with a unique flavor as we visit the studio of a known local ceramist and learn the ins and outs of a lost art. No Cretan experience is complete without food, so before we head back to Chania, you will enjoy a traditional lunch full of local delicacies!

Daily upon request

Group Size Price per person
2 persons 454 euro per person
3 persons 334 euro per person
4 persons 251 euro per person
5 persons 219 euro per person
6 persons 183 euro per person
7 persons 171 euro per person
8 persons 150 euro per person


We will depart from Chania and take the coastal road towards the Akrotiri Peninsula until we find ourselves in the Monastery of Agia Triada. Built during the 17th century in the Byzantine architectural style, the Monastery is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and houses a library that contains rare books. It is set on a wonderfully overgrown landscape of olive groves and cypress trees and it is there that we will explore the premises and learn about the monks' produce of organic olive oil and wine.

Continuing our exploration towards the verdant province of Apokoronas, we will stop by the Fortress of Koules, set on an impressive position which offers panoramic views of the Souda Gulf. We will take a quick stop for photographs that will make your friends jealous and then hop back on your transport to visit the picturesque village of Macheri. Encapsulating the true Cretan spirit, Macheri is the ideal setting to experience life as a local. We will stroll around its alleys and take some refreshments at a typical ‘kafenion’.

The tour will then take us further inland where we will visit the studio of a known local ceramicist. The house, featured many times in Greek and international press, is a great example of traditional architecture, renovated in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. Continuing our scenic drive along the foothills of the White Mountains, we will stop for a delicious rustic meal at a family-run tavern, located on a privileged vista point overlooking the valley and the sea beyond. We will make our way back to your hotel late in the afternoon.


  • Pick up & drop off from your hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Refreshments at a local kafeneio
  • Lunch (set menu) at a family-run tavern

Not included:

  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • This tour is designed with a pickup from Chania in mind. For a pickup from a different location, price and duration may vary.
  • Because of the extensive walking, comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended.
  • If you choose to take this tour on a Sunday, a supplement applies.
  • Please inform us of any dietary restrictions for the lunch