Orthodox Crete: In the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul from 859 BC.

Over the centuries, Cretans have imbued this ancient land with the vivid presence of Christianity by founding monasteries, churches, & chapels of great religious import.

Journey to Central Crete from North to South in the paths of Apostle Paul to the land of generosity. An untouched paradise on earth, beloved by our forefathers, where fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves seem to stretch toward the horizon.

Succumb to the expert knowledge of our local guides as you visit religious monuments always built-in stunning landscapes. Some of them were fortified & others are situated on the sites of archaic temples illuminating the long devotion to Christianity in Crete.

Let us take you on a true passage of time meandering through the Minoan wonders of Messara plain to embrace the magnificent views of Phaistos Palace.

In the afternoon, visit the village of Matala. Bask in the waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind at the delicious fish tavernas on the waterfront.

per adult from

$843

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Personal pick-up & drop-off with a flexibly adjusted pick-up time
    • Chauffeured premium vehicle at your disposal
    • Vehicle comforts: mineral water, fresh fruit & snacks, Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene amenities
    • Private knowledgeable local insider guide
    • Exclusive insider-access opportunities & tailored details of your personal interest
    • Dine as locals do: restaurant & bar recommendations
    • Full support from your travel planner before & during your day trip
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks and meals
    • Admission fees (if applicable)
    • Wine tasting (if requested)
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Phaistos
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Heraklion Prefecture, Heraklion Prefecture, Crete

    Travel in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul with our highly specialized guide to connect with the Orthodox Christianity in Crete that nourishes from 859 BC.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Agios Myron, Agios Myron, Crete

    Make a stop at an altitude of 400m to discover the storied village of Agios Myron and his ascetic holy Cave where healing water still gushes from within the rock

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Messara Plain, Moires 704 00, Greece

    Wallow in the ancient fertile plain of Messara to see through the eyes of a local and realize both the spiritual and unspoiled side of the island

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Moni Palianis, Venerato, Crete Greece

    Visit Paliani one of the oldest Cretan monasteries dedicated to the Assumption and famous for its sacred Myrtle tree a relic of the Minoan dendrolatry

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Phaistos, Vori, Crete 70200 Greece

    Following the roads that go deeper, luxuriate in the ages unearthing prehistoric cities seemingly around every corner along with the Bronze Age Palace of Phaistos

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Odigitria Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    At the island’s Southern corners, uncover the jewel of monastic Crete: Odigitria – Agiofarango Monastery with its fortified architecture that echoes its extraordinary cultural legacy

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Matala, Matala, Crete

    By the end of the day, unwind at Matala the prehistoric port of Gortyna with iconic caves from the Neolithic Age and indulge in scrumptious seafood dishes

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Plaka, Plaka, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece

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    Pass By: Sissi, Sissi, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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    Pass By: Milatos Beach, Coastal Road Milatos, Milatos, Crete 724 00 Greece

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Malia, Malia, Crete

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    Pass By: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete

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    Pass By: Analipsi, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete

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    Pass By: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete

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    Pass By: Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, Crete

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    Pass By: Bali, Bali, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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    Pass By: Fodele, Fodele, Crete

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    Pass By: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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  • Departure Point :
    1: Istro 721 00, Greece
    2: Voulisma beach, Agios Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    4: Elounda, Greece
    5: Sisi 724 00, Greece
    6: Milatos 724 00, Greece
    7: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
    8: Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    9: Anissaras 700 14, Greece
    10: Analipsi 700 14, Greece
    11: Kokkini Hani, Greece
    12: Gouves 700 14, Greece
    13: Heraklion, Greece
    14: Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece
    15: Fodele 715 00, Greece
    16: Bali, Greece
    17: Adelianos Kampos 741 00, Greece
    18: Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Enjoy personal pick-ups & drop-offs from your hotel, villa, cruise or any other point Crete island. Please note that the pick-up time is flexible.Airports
    • Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion 716 01, Greece
    Ports
    • Agios Nikolaos Coast Guard, Koundourou 3, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    • Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
    • Rethymno Port Parking, Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Modern 3-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 7/26/2022
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Minibus 9-seats VIP Class 4/26/2020 - 7/26/2022
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Modern 6-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 7/26/2022
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Limo 3-seats Premium Class 4/26/2020 - 7/26/2022
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

Activity ID: V-61532P18

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