Casa Delfino is located in the walled Old Venetian Town of Chania; only a few moments from the waterfront with its chic restaurants, shops, and cafes. Most of the main attractions are easily accessible on foot. The closest organized beach (Nea Chora) is only a 10-minute walk from our front door. Casa Delfino also makes an ideal base from which to explore the gorgeous beaches, mountain villages, and hiking trails of Western Crete. It is 17 km from Chania airport and 7 km from the port of Souda.
Take the road to Chania city centre. Drive along Eleftheriou Venizelou Street, which leads you to the Municipal Market. At the traffic lights, continue straight onto Chatzimichali Giannari Street, which soon becomes Skalidi Street. Turn right onto Piraeus Street. You will see a large sign for Carrefour and Parking.
Continue to the end of Piraeus Street until you see the sea. Turn right and drive 50 metres until you reach the free parking lot at Talos Square. This is the nearest car park to Casa Delfino. After you have parked, walk about 80 metres up Theotokopoulou Street, until you see the sign for Casa Delfino on your left.
Drive west on the National Road. Exit at Mournies - G. Hospital - Chania, turning right towards Chania's city centre. You will pass two supermarkets, Lidl and Carrefour. Continue driving for about 1km until you reach the Municipal Market (a cross-shaped building on the map).
Turn left at the traffic lights onto Chatzimichali Giannari Street, which soon becomes Skalidi Street. Turn right onto Piraeus Street. You will see a large sign for Carrefour and Parking. Continue to the end of Piraeus Street until you see the sea. Turn right and drive 50 metres until you reach the free parking lot at Talos Square.
This is the nearest car park to Casa Delfino. Walk about 80 metres up Theotokopoulou Street, until you see the white and blue sign for Casa Delfino on your left.
Chania’s natural setting and sophisticated urban pleasures make for a diverse range of experiences- from outdoor adventures, to fine dining and culinary tours. The town has an authentic cultural adventure to offer; with beaches with crystal clear waters that retain the charm of an undiscovered paradise, with amazing gorges and mountain villages…there are options aplenty …sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paragliding, cooking classes and walking tours, visiting monasteries, olive oil factories and wineries. One of the best ways to explore the beauty of the island is to rent a car.
The best way to experience the town’s rich history is by strolling its streets and narrow alleys. If you want to experience Chania like a local, gather the savviest sight-seeing suggestions from the Casa Delfino Team. Where is the best place to try authentic cretan cuisine? How should you plan your daily itinerary to explore the island? Would it be better to drive to a scenic beach, hike around mountain villages or maybe just take a stroll around old town for a refreshing ice cream and relax?
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Please find below a list of excursions/ private tours:
1. Guided Walking Tour
Guided walking tour around the Old Town!
Explore Chania’s rich history while strolling around the narrow alleys of the Old Venetian Town, with illuminating commentary from a local guide. Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, 18th century cathedrals, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue and the atmospheric Turkish quarter are all within walking distance from Casa Delfino.
A walk through time; the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the town’s multilayered history has unfolded.
Samaria Gorge (16 km) is one of the longest and most impressive gorges in Europe. This six-hour trek takes you through a breathtaking landscape of extraordinary diversity, from the peaks of the White Mountains down to the shores of the Libyan Sea. The trail ends at Agia Roumeli, a quaint fishing village on Crete’s southern coast, accessible only by boat. A refreshing dip in the sea, followed by lunch at a waterfront taverna, is the ultimate tonic after this exhilarating trek.
Please note: This strenuous tour is only suitable for guests who are fit and have some experience in walking long distances.
The palace is one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a guide, you will walk around the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. By examining the homes and everyday habits of the Minoans, you will be able to piece together the puzzle of this great civilization.
It is a hands-on journey through Crete’s culinary traditions for food lovers and cooking enthusiasts. An insight into regional cuisine, it features hands-on instruction, delicious home-cooked food, along with wine and cheese tasting. The activity is hosted in an 18th century farmhouse surrounded by organic gardens, just a short drive from Chania. Guests will discover how to prepare a number of Cretan dishes under the directions of a local cook.
Estimated duration : 5 hours
5. Cretan villages & countryside
Driving towards the Akrotiri peninsula, you will visit the monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon. It was built on the 17th century, with a majestic cruciform church; it is set on a wonderfully overgrown landscape of olive groves and cypress trees. Continuing your drive towards the province of Apokoronas, you will stop at the archeological sight of Aptera, set on an impressive position with great vistas.
You will explore the ruins of an ancient city, before you stop to a tiny village where you can enjoy refreshments at a typical “kafeneion”. Then you will go further inland and you will visit the workshop of a local well-known ceramist. You will have a delicious Cretan meal at a family-run tavern overlooking the valley and the sea beyond.
Introduction to the eco culture & Cretan gastronomy
Take a trip to Elafonisi. Crystal clear waters,pink coral sand and a blue lagoon... Discover the wild beauty of an extraordinary place and have a relaxing time, gazing the sea or swimming. Visit Milia mountain retreat an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into one of the world's best eco lodges. Get introduced to the Cretan gastronomy. You will become aware of the raw materials and enjoy an authentic Cretan lunch.
Time of departure: 9.00 am
7. Tailor made tours
Create your personal lorganize outdoor activities of such diversity covering the needs of the most demanding traveller.
Enjoy easy hikes, long mountainous treks, bicycle routes, special photographic walks, gastronomy tours, inland road trips, alpine flora tours as well as a balanced combination of all the above.
Create your own tailor-made experience combining different choices and ideas.