Private tour of Matala and southern Crete from Heraklion
Activities

Private tour of Matala and southern Crete from Heraklion

Free cancellation
Language: English , German , French , Russian , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Discover southern Crete during this private tour from Heraklion
  • Explore with your local expert guide the villages of Mironas and Matala
  • Find out and admire the beauties of the ancient Byzantine monastery of Odigitria
What to expect

Be ready to explore southern Crete thanks to this private off-the-beaten-track tour of the island. Your driver/local insider guide will accompany you on a VIP vehicle during this incredible tour.

Your first stop will be the village of Mironas. There, you will visit the sacred Cave of Saint Mironas with the ornaments of the pilgrims from all over the world – the perfect place to ease your mind and soul. The next stops will be at two iconic archaeological sites of Crete. The ancient city of Gortyna and a photo shop above the stunning Phaistos Minoan Palace, the place where the world-wide known Festos/Phaistos Disc was found. Then, you will be taken to an authentic Cretan winery with the finest local wine-selection, which is produced with the best soil and springs of the Southern Crete (food and tasting not included). After this pause, you will explore more hidden gems of the Southern Crete by visiting the mountainous ancient Byzantine monastery of Odigitria which hosts Cretan iconography and frescoes of the 15th century and where monks still produce natural products with pure raw materials.

Your journey will proceed until Matala, where you will admire the panorama of the Libyan shore, surrounded by Roman caves. After a walk on the narrow streets of the village, you can enjoy, and savor the authentic seafood tastes of the island in one of the traditional taverns (not included).

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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 and drop-off with flexible start time
    • Chauffeured premium vehicle on disposal
    • Private local insider guide
    • Mineral water, fresh fruits and nuts of Crete island
    • Child seats (if requested)
    • Wi-Fi, USB sockets and hygiene vehicle amenities
    What's not included
    • Meals and food & wine tastings
    Where

    Heraklion 713 07, Crete, Greece

    Meeting point:

    Pick-up available from your preferred location. Contact the partner to arrange your pick-up point and time in Heraklion 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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