Private guided tour of Orthodox Crete
Culture & history

Private guided tour of Orthodox Crete

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Free cancellation
Language: English , French , German , Russian , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Make a stop at an altitude of 400m to discover the storied village of Agios Myron and his ascetic holy Cave where healing water still gushes from within the rock
  • Wallow in the ancient fertile plain of Messara to see through the eyes of a local and realize both the spiritual and unspoiled side of the island
  • By the end of the day, unwind at Matala the prehistoric port of Gortyna with iconic caves from the Neolithic Age and indulge in scrumptious seafood dishes
What to expect

Over the centuries, Cretans have imbued this ancient land with the vivid presence of Christianity by founding monasteries, churches, & chapels of great religious import.

Journey to Central Crete from North to South in the paths of Apostle Paul to the land of generosity. An untouched paradise on earth, beloved by the forefathers, where fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves seem to stretch toward the horizon.

Succumb to the expert knowledge of the local guides as you visit religious monuments always built-in stunning landscapes. Some of them were fortified & others are situated on the sites of archaic temples illuminating the long devotion to Christianity in Crete.

Let us take you on a true passage of time meandering through the Minoan wonders of Messara plain to embrace the magnificent views of Phaistos Palace.

In the afternoon, visit the village of Matala. Bask in the waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind at the delicious fish tavernas on the waterfront.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Personal pick-up & drop-off with a flexibly adjusted pick-up time
    • Chauffeured premium vehicle at your disposal
    • Vehicle comforts: mineral water, fresh fruit & snacks, Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene amenities
    • Private knowledgeable local insider guide
    What's not included
    • Drinks and meals
    • Admission fees (if applicable)
    • Wine tasting (if requested)
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Pick-up available from your preferred location. Contact the partner to arrange your pick-up point and time in Heraklion/Chania or, if you wish, to arrange it in a different place. Use the contacts you will find on the voucher you will receive after booking
    What to remember
    • This tour is supported by multiple pick-up point options from your accommodation or cruise port with a flexibly adjusted pick-up time. Contact the partner with the contacts you will find on the voucher you will receive after booking to arrange your personal pick up point and time
    • Do not forget to bring along comfortable shoes and proper dress code in Byzantine Monasteries
    • Based on the size of your family or group you can choose among the following vehicle's options: a modern 3-seats vehicle, a limo 3-seats Premium Class, a modern 6-seats vehicle, and a minibus 9-seats VIP Class
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Provider
    Snami Travel - Cretan Authentic Experiences
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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