Our magnificent journey will take you to meet the nature of Crete, observe the history and understand the Cretan culture. This particular private tour is aimed only to absolute nature lovers who want to explore and feel the heart of Crete.Highlights:Learn about the History of CretePotery demonstration in a traditional villageVisit and learn about the historical Arkadi MonasteryHike to one of the most beautiful gorges of creteChauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experienceLunch at a traditional Cretan family restaurantOnce in a life-time experience
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Margarites Gorge, Margarites, Rethymnon Prefecture, CreteLocated in picturesque green rolling hills of the Rethymnon region, the village is well known for its pottery. We will stroll around this very charming village and enjoy the many pottery studios.The tradition of pottery goes back many generations in this village and you will be able to find an elder to show you how the pots are hand thrown (small demonstration of making pottery the traditional way). The village, which has some extraordinary architecture and lovely narrow winding streets, is well worth exploring.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Monastery of Arkadi, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, CreteThe Arkadi Monastery situated on the island of Crete doesnt solely belong to this island; it belongs to Greece, Europe and to all five continents – to the whole world.It is one of the Eastern Orthodox Monasteries underlining the catholicity and universality of the Church. Each year the Monastery receives and hosts many visitors and pilgrims from all over the world, from distant civilizations. Here are blended many languages, cultures, traditions, history and polymorphism. Nothing from the above can impede the faith unity, the catholicity of the orthodox spirit, the universality of the ecclesiastical testimony. The Arkadi Monastery has a unique natural beauty, a prestigious history, numerous legends deeply rooted in the time, heirlooms and thesaurus richness. Possibly because the old is livelier than the new, and the modern is often more mature than the aged. Each pilgrim and visitor feels something which is exclusively his, personal, original in his experiential and spiritual experience.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), Patsos, Rethymnon Prefecture, CretePatsos gorge is a must explore one when hiking in Crete. It is near Rethymno, Crete. The gorge is almost all covered with trees, so there is plenty of shade.This gorge is considered one of the top ten gorges to hike in Crete. Shade makes it more convenient to hike it through since the summer Cretan sun can really scorch your head and skin.Just outside, after the hiking we will eat traditinal cretan food in one of the best tavernas. Duration: 4 hoursPass By: ECO EVENTSEcoEvents is a new company that was created with love and passion not only to satisfy the needs of those who would like to visit Crete but also to highlight the simple everyday habits of the locals. EcoEvents specializes in setting up activities such as organizing excursions to remote locations, giving visitors the opportunity to communicate with residents and learn about their culture and activities such as harvesting and producing traditional products such as wine, raki, cheese, traditional nut, honey, olive oil, etc.