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Soulful Sojourn in Crete: Monastery Musings, Pottery Perfection, and Sweet Symphony

Crete

Rethymno

Duration

9 h

Availability

Up to 12 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 12 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

Embark on an unforgettable Crete adventure tour, beginning with a scenic ride through the rolling hillsides of Rethymno countryside. In a tiny village, experience the charm of 19th-century Crete as you sip Greek coffee or local mountain tea and listen to captivating stories from the owner of a traditional house museum.

Explore the iconic Monastery of Arkadi, a symbol of Cretan resilience and struggle for freedom. Marvel at its monumental architecture and immerse yourself in revolutionary tales and legends of the proud Cretan people while exploring the monastery’s walls, refectory, museum, and religious edifices.

Continue your journey to Margarites village, a hidden gem known for its traditional pottery craftsmanship. Wander through narrow streets lined with workshops, witnessing skilled artisans shaping clay into intricate designs. Indulge in local cuisine at quaint tavernas and soak in the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding mountains.

Conclude your day with traditional Cretan sweets and raki, savoring the flavors of the island before bidding farewell to this captivating destination. For more hints and tips on exploring amazing Crete, don’t hesitate to ask!

Highlights

  • Folklore Village Courtyard Visit

  • Monastery of Arkadi

  • Margarites Village

  • Traditional Cretan Sweets and Raki

  • Included

  • Private tour with private transportation

  • Coffee

  • Sweets

  • 3-course lunch

  • Wine

  • Fresh orange juice for children

  • Pickup Service within Chania and Rethymno

  • Not Included

  • Additional food and drink

  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Important Notice

    1. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. 2. In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe and dress codes are similar to those you are used to at home. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.

    Timeline

    Begin your Crete adventure tour from your accommodation in Chania / Rethymno

    Chania

    09:00

    Arrive at the folklore village and enjoy Greek coffee or local mountain tea in the courtyard. Listen to stories about life in 19th-century Crete from the traditional house museum owner.

    Rethymno

    10:00

    Depart for the Monastery of Arkadi. Explore the monastery, including the refectory, museum, icon shop, and religious edifices. Learn about its monumental architecture and significance in Cretan history.

    Monastery of Arkadi

    11:30

    Arrive at Margarites village and witness pottery making in the workshops.
    Explore local museums and galleries showcasing pottery craftsmanship.
    Indulge in traditional Cretan dishes at tavernas.

    Margarites village

    13:00

    Arrive at a local establishment to enjoy traditional Cretan sweets and raki.

    16:30

    Conclude the tour and return to your accommodation in Chania / Rethymno

    Chania

    18:00

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