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).