Day Tour

Cretan Villages & Countryside Discovery (5 Hours)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Chaniá, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cretan Villages & Countryside Discovery (5 Hours )

Chaniá, Greece

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Take a pleasant journey through some of Crete’s most picturesque provinces stopping to explore ancient sites, talk to local inhabitants and learn about native ceramic art from a well-known craftsman.


Your tour begins with a scenic drive towards the rocky Akrotiri peninsula, stopping off first at the Venetian monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon, which hosts a valuable 12th century manuscript and a collection of 16th - 17th religious icons.


From here, you will continue to the province of Apokoronas, to the archaeological site of Aptera. The site includes ruins from the 12th century monastery of St. John Theologos. You tour will carry on to the rural village of Maheri for a short stop for refreshments, before proceeding further inland to visit a ceramics studio. Here, you will be given a fascinating insight into the stages of ceramics production.


Finally, you will stop at the Byzantine chapel of Agios Nikolaos in Kyriakoselia, before heading to Samonas, a tiny hamlet, where you will savor a delectable Cretan lunch at a family-run restaurant before returning to your hotel.


Please note:

  • Crete is Greece’s largest island so pay special attention to the location of the tours you choose.

  • Check with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for holidays or week days where museums and archaeological sites may be closed.

About Us

Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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