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One-Day Classic and Authentic Crete Tour

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Adult   $107.91
Child  (4 - 13 Years) $53.96
Total $ 0.00
 
Highlights
  • Explore authentic and classic Crete on this full-day tour from Heraklion
  • Discover Gortina, the Roman Capital of Creta et Cyrenaica
  • Explore the Minoan civilization at the archaeological site of Phaistos
  • Visit the traditional village of Spili
  • Know how Cretan Raki, a drink is produced at the Raki Boiler in Vatos
  • Traditional Lunch at Vaggelio’s House serving dishes from the farm
  • Visit the church and museum of Lampini
  • Services of a professional and expert tour guide
Description
Commencing from your hotel and driving to south central Crete, we will come across the ruins of Gortina. Gortina was the Roman capital of Creta et Cyrenaica and was primarily inhabited around 3200BC. After Gortina we check out Phaistos archaeological site and it’s Palace, the most crucial center of the Minoan civilization, and the utmost wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete.

We continue on the road in the direction of Rethimno making a stop at the authentic Cretan village of Spili situated at the foot of Mt.Vorizi. Spili is widely known for its Venetian fountain with an extensive row of 19 stone lion heads splashing cool water into the trough below. Along the route to Rethimno we make one more stop at the village of Vatos to visit a conventional Raki Boiler used to produce the renowned Cretan Raki – drink, ( Tsikoudia ) , at a Herb producer's house.

We continue for Lunch at Vaggelio's House, serving dishes made using natural produce supplied by the nearby Farm and cooked by the lady chef - Vaggelio. After lunch we drive to the mountain-like village of Lampini to visit the church as well as the museum of Panagia. The church is inscribed with a cupola, and represents frescoes of the 12th and 14th century. It was an Episcopal church, since the village of Lampini once accommodated the seat of the popular Episcopate of Lampis that have existed since 431. Coffee at the village's Coffee shop "Kafenio". We continue to Rethimo in the afternoon.
Additional information
Please Note:
  • Please share your hotel details within 24 HRS from the time of booking confirmation to arrange the return transfers from your hotel in Central Heraklion.
  • No payments will be refunded on cancellation
Inclusions:
  • Hotel return transportation
  • Air-conditioned Motor-coach
  • Professional Guide during the tour
  • Lunch at Vaggelio’s House
  • Vat and all taxes included
Exclusions:
  • Entrance Fee at the museums and the archaeological sites
  • Drinks and beverages during the lunch
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Porterage Service
Golden Tours World act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.