The typical way to sightsee around a city is by walking or going on a tour bus. Forget the old way, tricking is the newest way to sightsee with GS Tours! It was much more fun to ride around on a trikke then walking or constantly hopping on and off a bus. What is a trikke? It is a three wheeled scooter-like electronic vehicle. You stand on it and use the gear on the right side handle to control how fast you go and break. I’ve never been on one of these before, but when I was looking up unique ways to tour around the city of Chania, Crete in Greece, I was immediately attracted to the idea.
Before you take off for the tour, my guide Dimitris had me do some test rides up and down the block and practice turning. I was nervous at first because I never did anything like this before, but I got the hang of it fast. It is easy to ride but if you are nervous about falling or just want to be cautious, you have the option to wear a helmet. You also don’t have to worry about carrying your bag as they lock them in the office for you. Good thing because that would have been a pain!
First, we rode to the Venetian Walls which were built to keep out enemies in the 13th century. I can’t believe how much of it still stands today as it still runs throughout the island of Crete. After, we rode through the beautiful streets of old town. We went up and down hills and through narrow streets, I was starting to feel like a kid again!
We then continued riding to different places in the city, passed the Old Harbor, Venetian lighthouse, Maritime Museum, market, Cathedral Church and more. There was so much to see and I was having a blast trikking all over! We also made stops along the way so Dimitris can explain some history and take photos. He took photos through out the trip as well, which he emails to you for free after the tour is over. I checked my email a couple hours after and I already had the photos waiting for me in my inbox.
The final stop was on top of a hill, overlooking the city and lighthouse. Within two hours, I managed to view the city without tiring myself, thanks to the trikke. This truly was a fun and speedy way to see all of the highlights. I need to get one of these for myself in New York!
**Thank you GS Tours for hosting me. As always, my opinions are my own.