Arcadi Monastery , Patsos and St Antonios Gorge , Fodele village .

Tour Number

Activity Level

549881


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (conversational), Greek (fluent), Italian (conversational), Russian (advanced)

Arcadi Monastery , Patsos and St Antonios Gorge , Fodele village, ( El Greco birthplace)


Arcadi monastery its the most known monastery in Crete and probably in Greece for the heroism shown during the Ottoman Empire by sacrificing their life and becoming the simbol of revolution. This tour give us the chance to explore west Crete and the mainland. We start our tour by picking you up from your hotel or a place that we have arranged . Our first stop it's going to be at the Agia Pelagia view point where we have a coffee and enjoy the panoramic view. Then our second stop is at Fodele village, visit the old Byzantine church and the museum of El Greco . After walking into the old narrow paths and through the orange plantation we get back on the road to hit our next stop Arcadi monastery. After exploring and inspired from the history of this place we carry on our journey to the Patsu Gorge. We visit the Saint Antonio church and after walking through the Gorge it's time to have lunch into a beautiful local restaurant. Then we hit the road from a different route and different stops to go back to our hotel

Itinerary

Agia Pelagia bay ( view point and coffee time )
Fodele village , El Grecos place of birth and the Byzantine church Panagia .
Arcadi Monastery.
Pastos and Saint Antonios church.
Traditional Cretan Lunch in the local taverna .
Time to hit the road to go back home with a few stops on the way to take photos and enjoy the view.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

This tour usually takes between 8-9 hours depending on the traffic or weather condition, but can be arranged for a shorter or longer version.

Transportation

Mercedes - Vito .year 2016

What’s Included

  • Private Transportation

Other: Food , water wine and soft drinks and coffee.
Private transportation with a premium air conditioned minibus.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - Entrance fee at the monastery 3 euro .
Souvenirs or personal expenses.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: 3 euro entrance fee at the monastery.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and therefore will not be able to guide you inside the historical monuments. However there are highly trained tour guides available at all archeological sites.

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    Tour Price

    652 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 8 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    549881


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), German (conversational), Greek (fluent), Italian (conversational), Russian (advanced)

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