Local journey to explore the Cretan art, religion and traditional gastronomy of Crete

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The most amazing local journey to explore the art, religion and gastronomy of Crete

  • Small Group
  • Full Day
  • Gastronomy (Wine Tastings & Cooking Workshops)
  • History & Culture
  • Monasteries
  • Wildlife & Nature


Join us for an authentic local journey that in its purity and simplicity will capture your heart and ... a unique experience.

Your local guide will lead you on a bespoke itinerary so that you get acquainted with the art of ceramics, the Greek Orthodox religion and daily monastery life.

A genuine experience would be incomplete without tasting delicious Cretan food of traditional recipes, in a traditional family-run taverna in an “off the beaten path” village.

Tour plan

- Your local guide will pick you up from any defined place within the Chania region. Your private day trip will start by visiting the studio of a local ceramist in the outskirts of Chania town. You will be introduced to the ''art of pottery'' by attending a mini-workshop.

- We shall next visit the Monastery of Chrysopigi. A women's convent was founded in the middle of the 16th century in the last period of the Venetian rule in Crete and is dedicated to Panagia Zoodocho Pigi. Every year it attracts thousands of pilgrims from Greece and abroad. The sisters of the community ply the traditional monastic crafts that they will be very happy to talk about and show us: icon-painting and fresco painting of Churches, ecclesiastical embroidery, stone carving, book-binding, bee-keeping, candle-making, and the production of incense and hand-made soap.

- A genuine experience would be incomplete without a road trip through the villages at the base of the White mountains. Your local insider guide will engage you with the Cretan local authentic lifestyle.

- This tour will be complemented with a delicious lunch in a traditional family-run taverna in an “off the beaten path” village.

- At the end of your tour, our mission will be accomplished – you will leave with enjoyable memories and a much better understanding of Cretan art, religion and culture.

PLEASE NOTE: As this tour involves walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended, please do not forget your sunglasses and sun hat.

Prices per group 

- 1 adult  –  400 euros
- 2 adults – 430 euros
- 3 adults – 525 euros
- 4 adults –  660 euros
- 5 adults –  775 euros
- 6 adults –  870 euros

0 to 2 years old – FREE of charge
3 to 12 years old – 50 euros per child

Persons per private tour: min 2 adults – max 4 persons (2 adults + 2 children)

Duration 

Total duration: 8 hours 

Includes

- personal pick up and drop off with a flexible start time
- private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide
- transfers in fully air-conditioned car/van
- entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the itinerary
- traditional Cretan lunch (including drinks)
- all taxes

Not included 

- personal expenses

Place & time of departure

Chania center at 09.30 am (flexible time) or from your hotel - please indicate your pick up point when booking
( for pick up points 15km+ away from Chania's center, an additional fee will be charged)

Booking terms - Payment terms

- All excursions are available upon request.
- Booking at least 2 days in advance is necessary.

Cancellation policy

- Up to 2 days before the excursion’s date - no cancellation fees
- Less than 2 days before the excursion’s date - 100% cancellation fee
 

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