Zorba from Crete - Private Tour

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Zorba from Crete. It is the ideal excursion for families with children who are looking for a day or evening short excursion to escape Chania town and visit the beautiful monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) and the famous beach of Stavros in Akrotiri of Chania.

  • Private
  • Full Day
  • Gastronomy (Wine Tastings & Cooking Workshops)
  • History & Culture
  • Monasteries
  • Agrotourism/Ethnography


Both attractions are only a very short drive from Chania’s old town located on the Peninsula (Akrotiri of Chania), made famous by Anthony Quinn in the film of Zorba the Greek.

Zorba the Greek (Greek: Αλέξης Ζορμπάς, Alexis Zorba(s)) is a 1964 British-Greek comedy-drama film written, produced, edited, and directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character. Based on the 1946 novel of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis.

During this unique tour, you will be able to taste the Cretan wine, virgin olive oil, and other local products that the monastery produces while your local guide will talk you through the making processes and then going through local plantations you will get to the beach where you will have plenty of time to enjoy a swim in shallow turquoise waters.

Patriarchal and Crusading Holy Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) Jagarolon in Chania, Crete, is one of the most important monasteries in Greece. In recent years it has been doing systematic biological olive cultivation and produces this fine oil which has been awarded international competitions and is mainly sold abroad.

Stavros beach is generally sheltered from rough sea conditions, therefore, making it perfect for swimming and especially safe for children. (you have the option of sunbed/umbrella service and a variety of tavernas to choose). The beach is located east of the village, at the foot of the mountain Vardies, and next to the picturesque harbor. A semicircular lagoon is formed, fully protected by north winds and Meltemi during the summer. This small bay has marvelous white sand and shallow turquoise water. The contrast of the wild mountain with the calm beach makes Stavros a unique place for swimming.

At the peninsula dividing the two beaches of Stavros, you can see the remains of the ancient quarry, used for extracting limestone for building the Walls of Chania during the Venetian Era (13rd- 17th century).

Price 

300 Euros (1 - 3 people)
335 Euros (4 - 6 people)
360 Euros (7 - 8 people)

Duration 

Total duration: 5-6 hours 

Includes

- private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide
- transfer with an AC car/van
- entrance tickets to the Monastery
- wine and olive oil tasting in the Monastery

Booking terms - Payment terms

- All excursions are available upon request.
- Booking at least 2 days in advance is necessary.
- 30% deposit out of the official price is required in order to book the tour. 
- The remaining 70% will be settled after the completion of the tour either by credit card or cash.

Cancellation policy

- Up to 2 days prior to the excursion’s date - no cancellation fees
- Less than 2 days prior to the excursion’s date - 50% cancellation fee
- No show – 100% cancellation fee

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Reviews ( 2 )

  • Jane

    Since we were great fans of Zorbas the Greek decided to join this tour. It was an amazing experience and our two children enjoyed it too. Very many thanks for organizing it for us Yiannis.

  • Marc

    Definitely worth the trip from Chania. Our guide was very helpful and well informed. I definitely recommend this trip and would probably do it again on our next visit to Crete.

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