Crete: Stargazing Tour from Chania, with Dinner

Crete: Stargazing Tour from Chania, with Dinner

Product ID: 72705

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Key Details
Duration
4 hours
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Learn how the Ancient Greeks used stars in their mythology and to predict upcoming seasons
  • Explore the night sky with telescopes as your astronomer guide points out different planets
  • Indulge in mouthwatering ancient recipes slow cooked in traditional Minoan ceramic pots
  • Visit a local organization that’s helping small, independent businesses become more sustainable
  • See 30% of your tour cost support small-scale rural businesses in local communities
Overview
Experience the beauty of Crete at night on a stargazing tour from Chania. Learn to read the constellations in a star-filled sky before feasting on a traditional Minoan dinner. Dine on food slow-cooked in ceramic pots and discuss ancient mythologies.
What to Expect
Experience Crete at night as you go in search of stars away from the city lights. Depart Chania and search out constellations and the Milky Way with your own personal astronomer. Learn how to find stars using both a telescope and with the naked eye.

Head for the European Sustainability Academy, a training center in the traditional village of Drapanos in the Apokoronas region that helps local businesses to be more environmentally responsible. Arrive just after sunset and experience some of the best viewing conditions on Crete. You don’t need any prior knowledge of the sky as the tour is suitable for all levels, from wannabe astronomers to experienced sky scanners.

On arrival, sip on local organic wine and look to the skies. Your host will explain what you are seeing, what a constellation is, how to recognize them and how to read a sky map. Learn about the ancient cultures that used the stars in their mythologies, and how the night sky would be read to predict upcoming seasons.

End your intergalactic experience with an al fresco mouthwatering dinner, slow cooked in ceramic pots just as Cretans did in ancient times. Dig into authentic Cretan dishes of meat and vegetarian options featuring locally farmed produce. Discuss ancient Greek mythology and its connection to the sky above. Finish with a delicious dessert before returning to your hotel.
What's Included
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Transportation to/from the venue
  • 3-course dinner
  • Glass of wine (fresh orange juice for children)
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your driver and guide
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Chania Municipal Market ("Agora") in the center of the city of Chania. They will be standing outside, on the left. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriate to the weather
• Tours operate in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• This is a child-friendly tour

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Product ID: 72705