Chania’s Old Town is being inhabited since the ancient ages of the Minoan Civilization from 5000BC. Since then it has always been a vivid place of prosperity and growth, influenced through the ages by the various cultures, Romans, Arabs, Jews, due to its geopolitical place in the Mediterranean Sea and those who invaded it particularly in the late years, such us the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. We will stroll through the historic alleys and pinpoint the Byzantine and the Venetian/Ottoman Walls and Fortifications, then walk through the main streets and see the emergence of history from the Ancient Ages from the archeological excavations inside the Old Town to the Medieval and Recent Ages through the old buildings, the churches, the synagogues and the mosques. Also we will visit the Orthodox, the Muslim and the Jewish Quarter and how people lived together through times with peace or turbulence. There is an optional wine tasting for 30 minutes, 12 euro per person.
Learn more about Anne Frank & the Jewish History in this Private Tour!Travel back in time with us to the 16th century when Amsterdam became the safe place for Jewish families fleeing from Southern and Eastern Europe. Wander with our private guide through the Jewish quarter and see some famous landmarks. Hear the awful stories of families in WWII that were hiding for the German army. Learn about Anne Frank and feel the tense atmosphere from the period of the war. Join us inside the Hollandse Schouwburg, the old theatre that was used for the deportation of thousands of Jews. And explore the beautiful Jewish district, seen as one of the most unique parts of the city centre of Amsterdam. Also, see the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House from the outside.At the end of the tour, you have the chance to get inside the Anne Frank house with a ticket with a timeslot purchased on the website of Anne Frank House (10 euro each). We will advise how to get your ticket, even last minute we almost have a 100% chance to get inside. You will visit the Anne Frank House on your own, it is not allowed to guide inside. In 4 hours you will see and learn a lot about the Jewish history of Amsterdam.