Description of the tour:
"Is impossible to embrace the immensity." This phrase comes to mind as soon as you see a map of the island of Crete with all the archaeological zone designations, monasteries, and winding, like mountain streams, mountain roads. But there is still the opportunity to take a sightseeing tour of Crete. On this trip, we will visit two regions of the island at once: the eastern (Heraklion) and the western (Rethymno). Moving from the capital of Crete to the south, we cross the island, leaving the Cretan Sea for the Libyan. Our path leads us to the Gorge of the Winds - Curtagletico, where we can see the eagles flying out to hunt.
We will make a photo stop at one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Crete. You will see the famous Preveli palm forest against the backdrop of mountains and the turquoise sea.
We will definitely make a stop at the Holy Stavropegic Patriarchal Monastery of Preveli. The miraculous holy cross in the monastery, a gift from the abbot of Preveli Ephraim (from 1769 to 1803), contains at its base most of the Cross of the Lord and, according to legend, was brought from Constantinople. For centuries, he has protected the monastery and its novices. Countless healings from various ailments and miraculous stories are associated with the Holy Cross in Preveli.
Today's journey will take us to Damnoni Beach, where we will have the rare opportunity to visit the Libyan Sea.We can bet that you will not find this color of sea in Crete everywhere! Swimming will take place here.
It's lunchtime, and we can enjoy Cretan cuisine in one of the best taverns in Crete. The panoramic view of the Libyan Sea from the tavern is simply amazing. Our guide will tell you about the peculiarities of Cretan cuisine and the most delicious dishes on the island. Would you like to try snails?
And then we pave the way to the north through the Kotzifu Gorge. We make another stop at the Cretan Sea, in the north of the island, in the city of Rethymnon, where it is pleasant to be in the evening, strolling imposingly through its narrow streets, wondering how we will get to Venice by bus. A beautiful and romantic ending to a wonderful day that you will certainly keep in your memory.
Moving in a comfortable minibus as part of a small group with a professional guide, you will cross the island from north to south in a few hours, visit the monastery, swim in the Libyan Sea, enjoy the beauty of the gorge, walk along the streets of the ancient city, and admire the mountain and sea landscapes of the island. And all this in one day!
The cost of a sightseeing tour of Crete from the Heraklion region:
The cost of a sightseeing tour of Crete from Amoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Stalis or Hersonissos:
- Взрослые (от 16-ти лет) — 85 евро;
- Дети (от 6-ти до 16-ти лет) — 42,5 евро;
- Toddlers (from 0 to 6 years old) - free of charge, in the arms of their parents.
What is included in the price of the tour:
- Guide accompantion
- Comfortable bus
- Sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach on request
- Lunch: in a tavern (approx. 15-20 euros per person)
- Entrance to Preveli Monastery: 3 euros
You will visit the following attractions:
- Kourtagletiko Gorge
- Kotzifu Gorge
- Holy Stavropegic Patriarchal Monastery of Preveli;
- Libyan Sea, Calypso Bay
- Viewpoint of Preveli palm forest
- City of Rethymnon.
How to prepare:
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun hat, towels, swimwear
- A visit to the monastery is expected