South Crete Sites with a Private Guide
We will start our day visiting the second biggest Minoan Palace of Crete, the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, the residence of the mythical brother of Minos, Radamanthis. A unique "prehistoric city" which has been barely touched by the restorations and dates back to 17. 000bc.
Our next stop will be the Minoan Royal Villa/ Country Mansion of Ag Triada where amazing Minoan and Mycenean prehistoric layers brought to light a big number of unique artifacts such as the famous Ag Triada sarcophagus and the boxing ryton.
An optional lunch stop in the small town of Matala could follow, a very artistic and renowned area by the hippies back in the late '60s.
Our final stop will be the old Roman capital of Crete, the town of Gortys, where the oldest Roman theater on Crete was excavated together with the oldest codified law system of Europe among other unique historic and mythical monuments.
Areas of Visit:
- The Minoan Palace of Phaistos
- The Minoan Royal Villa of Ag Triada
- The Ex-Roman Capital of Crete: Town of Gortys
- Optional Lunch stop in the small town of Matala
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
A modern, fully air-conditioned Premium class Minibus with 15 pax capacity
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - Per person estimated for entrance tickets and average lunch cost
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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We spent a wonderful day with Marilina and her driver, she was very knowledgeable with respect to history and all the historical sites we visited. Laurie & Garry