A spectacular tour (Preveli Monastery)
Price in euro
1 - 4 people 750 €
5 - 6 people 850 €
7 - 16 people 150 € pp
When: Daily except Mondays, May to October.
Languages: Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian
Duration: 8 -9 hours.
Meeting Point: 4 Martyrs square (Rethymnon downtown), or pick up and return outside your hotel on request.
Dress Code: Casual, hat, walking shoes, sunblock, attire suitable for monasteries.
Including: Transfer to the meeting point and back, The services of a professional qualified guide, entry fares, meal and bottled water.
Walking Difficulty: Easy. Flat areas mostly.
Rest Rooms/ WC: Yes
The excursion begins with the late Minoan cemetery , a village on the south of Rethymno. Archaeologists have retrieved many burial compartments, many of which had been sealed since the time of the burial ceremony, and a vaulted tomb. These tombs provided a treasure of evidence regarding the burial architecture and customs. The skeletons gave useful clues about diet during the Bronze Age.
We will continue southbound, along the impressive , to the historic , a monastery desecrated to St. John Theologos (dating in the late 16th century). The monastery is an important religious centre and a social shelter. It was a bastion of resistance during the Ottoman occupation; during the Second World War it was one of the main stepping stones for the Allied Forces to the Middle East. The soldiers’ dedications and thankful acknowledgements are a token of that time. The well-known “holy cross”, the palladium of the monastery, is kept in the church.
Later, we will head for for a meal by the seashore.
In the afternoon we will proceed towards the west to visit , one of the many fortresses on the island, the location of the “Drosoulites myth”. On returning to the north coast of Crete, we will cross the Askifou plateau, where we will enjoy a coffee break in one of its villages.
- The cost of the excursion does not include tips and personal expenses.
- The tour can be done in other languages upon request, apart from those mentioned.