|DEPARTURE from our terminal: 08:15
Drive along the coastal highway, enjoying the clear blue sea and the green countryside, typical of west Crete. Passing Crete s oldest part full of olive groves, arrive at the monastery of Arkadi, the most celebrated Cretan monastery and a monument to the dignity and spirit of the Cretans. In 1866, while Crete was fighting for its liberation from Turkish subjugation, 300 fighters and 664 women and children took refuge in its buildings, siege by 15,000 Turkish soldiers. When all hope was lost for the besieged Cretans, they set fire to the powder magazine, choosing death rather than slavery.
The trip continues to Chania, this town is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in all of Greece. The town is divided into two parts, The New Town and The Old Town. The New Town is where the daily business is conducted, post office, banks offices, etc. The Old Town is built around the Venetian harbor and the architecture paints the image of past foreign domination. It has also been home to many excavation sites, therefore, the town is filled with many artifacts. Be sure to visit the lighthouse and the Firkas Fort, where during the summer months there are many outdoor performances. The Old Town is also the center of nightlife with Tavernas, bars, and clubs. If you re in search of good quality hand made leather products Skridlof Street is the place to go. There is a local specialty, called the Bougatsa, that is only offered Apokoronou Street. It has the texture of a cheese-pie and it is made with a secret local recipe, a MUST TRY.
After lunch, wander through the leather street and the market hall, which offers typical Cretan products. We continue to Akrotiri where the Venizelos family grave is located, with an imposing view of the city and the surrounding countryside.
*English & German speaking guide.
*Pick up and delivery service.
*VAT & All Taxes.
*This Organized Tour is Available ONLY ON TUESDAYS
*Entrance fees in the archaeological and historical sites are not included in the price.
*Lunch is not included in the price.
*Children (0-4 years old) Free of charge
Pick-up & Drop-off Locations:
(Please Search Without Lunch)