Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano)

Price in euro

1 - 4 people 750 €

5 - 6 people 850 €

7 - 16 people 150 € pp

Der oben genannte Ausflug kann in Deutsch mit einem diplomierten Fremdenfuehrer durchgefuehrt werden.

L’ escursione citata si puo effettuare con la guida ufficiale nella lingua italiana.

When: Daily except Tuesday, May to October
Languages: Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano) Greek, Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano) English, Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano) French, Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano) German, Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano) Italian, Crete: Beyond the touristic path (Arhanes – Thrapsano) Russian
Duration: 8 -9 hours.
Meeting Point: Liberty square (Heraklion downtown), or your hotel on request. Return to the meeting point.
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.
Food: Yes
Walking Difficulty: Easy, recommended to everyone.
Rest Rooms/ WC: Yes

Crete lends itself to a number of adventures apart from the touristic path. This is one of them.

Arhanes, on the first stop, a village situated in the green valleys on the south of Heraklion. We will visit the local Museum of Minoan Archaeology and enjoy a coffee break in the village square.

Carrying on to Peza valley a Mecca of quality wines for centuries on end, we will stop by at the Peza Winery and watch an informative film on wine and raki production which we will consequently taste.

Lunch will be served in Myrtia village, the famous author’s Nikos Kazantzakis hometown.

Next is Thrapsano, a village renowned for its potters. Nikos, a local ceramist will demonstrate his skills on the pottery wheel.

Our last stop will be at Agarathos monastery, desecrated to the Assumption of Mary. Being one of the oldest monastery in the region –perhaps built in 1532- Agarathos was a knowledge centre during the Venetian rule; several academics and priests graduated here.

Special Remarks

  • 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.


Price Per Adult: 150 €
Price Per Child: 150 €

Reservation Information:

Other Tours

A Cretan Odyssey

Day 1. Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum a walk...


Walking Tour of Chania: “Searching for the Divine through the Ages”

Let’s go for a stroll to Chania not only one of the most picturesque cities...

Culinary delights

How to become a greek cook

We begin our tour with a visit at the Alexakis family winery, where a tour will...


Samaria Gorge

The Gorge of Samaria is the longest and most spectacular in Europe. Next to...


Battle of Crete - The Island of the Brave

“They shall not grow old ,as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not...

We know best
Follow us
Follow us on social networking pages and learn our news first
Contact us

Andreadaki 13-15 Heraklion, Crete
712 01, Greece
Tel.: +30 2810-342222
Fax: +30 2810-342212
ΜΗ.Τ.Ε. 1039 Ε 6000 00870 00
Office hours: Mon - Fri: 9.00 - 15.00

Sign up to receive great deals first and our company news