Religious tour is designed for clients that want to know the orthodox side of Crete with its many churches and temples. It includes also short stops to main attractions of the island, so as to combine the tour program with classical sightseeing of Crete.
Duration: 8 days
Prices: from 250.00 p.p.
Religious Tour Program
Day 1: Arrival in Crete. Meeting and assistance. Transfer to Hotel (near Heraklion Area) Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: The first excursion of our religious tour will start in Iraklio and the most important orthodox temples of the city. Agios Minas, Agios Titos, Agia Triada and Agia Ekaterini will gain the attention of the visitors. Tour will continue to the Palace of Knossos.
Day 3: Our religious tour will visit Panagia Kera in Kritsa village and then Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, before visiting Lassithi plateau.
Day 4: Full day to Monastery of Kaliviani ,Palace of Phaestos, Matala(with Hippies caves by the sea) For lunch to a restaurant by the sea and then continue to Spili villave and Rethymno city. Dinner and overnight in Rethymno city.
Day 5: Visit Monastery of Gouvernetou /Aghia Triada(close to Chania ) and continue to the city of Chania ,(lunch At the port of Chania). On the way back visit the lake of Kourna. Return to Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Our religious tour today will visit various monasteries of Iraklio area. Some of them are among the following: Monastery of Savathiana, Vrondissi Monastery, Monastery of Valsamoneri at Vorizia, Agios Nikolaos Monastery (St Nicholas Monastery) near Messara, Monastery of Panagia Odigitria near Messara, Apezanon Monastery near Messara, Monastery of Kardiotissa, Agarathos Monastery, Monastery of The Panagia Gouverniotissa, Agios Antonios Monastery at Arvi (B), Monastery of Palianis, Agia Irini Monastery, Monastery of Martsolo, Kalivianis Monastery, Monastery of Gorgolaini, Ierosalim Monastery, Monastery of Koudouma; Epanosifi Monastery; the abandoned Monastery of Agios Dimitrios near Keratokambos; Agia Moni Monastery; Monastery of Keralimentiotisa.
Day 7: Excursion to the Monastery of Arkadi, and continue to theTraditional village of Margarites (pottery making and weaving). Return to Rethymno. Afternoon free to visit the town of Rethymno. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: transfer from Hotel to Airport or Port of Heraklion.
More information can be found at central church of Crete.