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
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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:

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