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Arkadi Monastery (Moni Arkadiou)
Arkadi Monastery (Moni Arkadiou)

Arkadi Monastery (Moni Arkadiou) Tours and Tickets

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The fortress-like Arkadi Monastery (Moni Arkadiou) is perched on a hilltop plateau surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, while Crete’s highest peak, Mt. Ida, looms in the distance. Picturesque and architecturally impressive, with fairy-tale turrets and a dramatic bell tower, the monastery is also a symbol of the Cretan struggle for independence.

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The Real Crete (Small Group Tour)

The Real Crete (Small Group Tour)

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The Real Crete: On this excursion you will have the opportunity to see many places that represent the traditional lifestyle and some historical facts of Crete. The first stop is at Melidoni Cave which is a cave full of history and dates back to Neolithic Period based on tools and items found it the cave. The second stop is at the village of Margarites. Margarites is famous for its pottery that goes back many generations. The third stop is at the Museum of Eleftherna before you get to the Arkadi Monastery. The Arkadi Monastery is the oldest monastery in Crete. You then continue on the village of Apostoli. Here you will visit an old olive oil factory and see how the production of our olive oil is made. In this village you will also eat in a traditional tavern whilst enjoying the beautiful sound of live Creta music. The second last stop is at Saint Antonios Gorge for photos and finally the last stop which is the Dam known as "Fragma Potamon" which is the home of many animals and flowers.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.05
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$46.05

12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

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12 Day vacation package in Greece and enjoy the ultimate chauffeured experience and our experienced guided tours! Visit Athens, Delphi, Meteora and the islands of Santorini and Crete! Visit Delphi that was regarded as the center of the world. Dare to get excited about Meteora, the ageless monasteries standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. Holidays in Santorini at the most romantic island in Greece, with the magnificent sunset! Swim in the thermal waters, get a cruise to volcano, and dine under the orange-red color of the sun as it sets! Continue your vacation in Crete with a private tour to the Palace of Knossos and at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and learn about the rich lifestyle in ancient Greece. You should also take the cruise to Gramvousa and the exotic Ballos lagoon, with the blend of glowing white and pink sand and the unbelievable lagoon waters bands! Book online your holidays in Mainland and Greek Islands.
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  • 12 days
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$2,947.11
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$2,947.11
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Margarites Arkadi Patsos

Margarites Arkadi Patsos

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Immerse yourself in Crete's culture with this journey from Patsos. Throughout the course of your day, you'll visit the pottery village of Margarites Gorge and the Eastern Orthodox Monastery of Arkadi before heading over to the beautiful St. Anthony Gorge for a bit of hiking. You'll then stop for a traditional tavern lunch before heading back.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.90
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$143.90
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Rethymno Cycling Tour

Rethymno Cycling Tour

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Cycling tour is a unique chance for you to explore many beautiful places near to Rethymno. We provide you with the appropriate equipment and take care of your safety.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.80
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$51.80

Arkadi Monastery - Eleftherna - Margarites village

Arkadi Monastery - Eleftherna - Margarites village

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Arkadi monastery is the most famous monastery on Crete and it’s a symbol not only of the island but of the entire Greece. During this time it played an important role since it was used as a shelter for more than 1000 people, most of them women and children. You can learn about the history of this place on its territory and, of course, see wonderful architecture that remained untouched. Eleftherna is an ancient city which flourished from Homer times to the very end of Byzantine Empire. It’s located in a very picturesque place - up the highest mountain of Crete, mount Ida. Excavations started here in the 80s and revealed great structures of the city. And the last place we’ll visit during our tour will be Margarites Village. Located in picturesque green rolling hills of the Rethymnon region, the village is well known for its pottery. The village, which has some extraordinary architecture and lovely narrow winding streets, is well worth exploring.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$597.48
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$597.48
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10 Day Greek Island Tour in Santorini & Crete, the Best Islands Experience

10 Day Greek Island Tour in Santorini & Crete, the Best Islands Experience

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Book this 10 day tour that cover Santorini & Crete as one of the best destinations in Greece for a summer holiday to visit glorious beaches in Crete to mystical ruins, visit Oia and walk at the rim of Caldera with panoramic view, admiring the most spectacular sunset of the world. Here all white houses and domed churches tumbling over the lip of the caldera. Continue your holidays in Crete and visit the Palace of Knossos. Walk ta Crete's old cities, Rethymno and Chania, discover the cave where Zeus born & have a cruise to Gramvousa islands to swim at lagoon of Balos. During your vacation in Santorini, visit Oia and walk at the rim of Caldera with panoramic view, admiring the most spectacular sunset of the world. You have many things to do in Santorini such as, wine tours, sunset cruise to Volcano, visit Pyrgos village, is the higher point of Santorini and much more. Book online 10 day tour in Santorini and Crete with the best rates.
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  • 10 days
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$1,965.12
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$1,965.12
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Authentic Crete Heart of the island

Authentic Crete Heart of the island

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Getting lost in a maze of cobblestone streets and whitewashed walls, meet the fascinating People and the Culture of Crete. This journey through the villages  forgotten by time in the mountainous inner parts,see and smell orange blossoms, olive groves, cypresses, pine-trees and a profusion of wild flowers. Feel like royalty in the welcoming embrace of locals, whose willingness to express their philoxenia always involves the invitation to share a feast.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$863.41
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$863.41
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10 Day Tour in Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Delos, Cruise to Volcano & Knossos

10 Day Tour in Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Delos, Cruise to Volcano & Knossos

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Explore Greece’s history and scenic beauty on this comprehensive sightseeing excursion. After a convenient airport pickup, experience Athens’ top destinations and visits to islands like Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and Crete. Marvel at ancient ruins, relax on a picturesque beaches, and taste delicious cuisine. Enjoy complimentary accommodations, meals, and transportation along the way.
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  • 10 days
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$2,448.63
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$2,448.63
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Cretan stories: when craft meets history...From Rethymno

Cretan stories: when craft meets history...From Rethymno

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When History meets art and craft. This excursion is for those who want to discover Crete from Rethymnon without a long way driving in bus. We start from the most important monastery of Crete: the Historical Monastery of Arkadi. After that, we will visit the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna with its historical findings from Homer’s era. Afterward, you will enjoy a guided tour to the pottery workshop “TSIKALARIO", where Miss Helen will show us the art of pottery but every visitor will also have the opportunity to create his own ceramic. Right after in a 2 km distance only, you will visit Margarites village where you will have free time for a lunch or a walk. The last destination on that excursion is Melidoni cave at an altitude of 220 meters. you will discover an amazing cave filled full with stalactites and stalagmites, but also full of History.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.78
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$28.78

Private Tour in Crete, Old Town of Rethymno, Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kourna

Private Tour in Crete, Old Town of Rethymno, Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kourna

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This Private tour in Crete is a unique opportunity to feel the Cretan hospitality. You will walk at the narrow streets of old town of Rethymno, to see kiosks (prominent wooden windows), amateur lyres, mantinadas, smell of fresh bread from wood ovens and tsikoudia flavor. You will visit the Lake of Kourna, that the landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside with unique natural beauty. You will have memorable photos here. Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument. Finally, we will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills the village is well known for its pottery, called "Margarites".
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  • 8 hours
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$316.58
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$316.58
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WEST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

WEST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

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Enjoy this 6-hour West Crete Tour at village Fodele, Rethimnon and Arkadi. Discover and learn the ancient history and medieval places.
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  • 6 hours
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$322.34
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$322.34
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Full Day Rethimno Area

Full Day Rethimno Area

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Let us introduce you to the authentic Crete and enjoy a day filled with pretty scenery, history and time to relax. You will discover the unknown side of what you see in pictures and become part of it. A perfect tour to combine everyday city life with lush landscapes of natural beauty.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$743.87
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$743.87
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Delicious Rethymno & Rural highlights

Delicious Rethymno & Rural highlights

* Enjoy one of the most scenic coastal drives and fantastic landscape that is never a bore; * Highlights of Cretan countryside: visit Arkadi monastery – one of the most important and picturesque monasteries on island, have a glimpse at ancient Elefterna and explore lovely Margarites village, known for its pottery, developed since Minoan times and some wonderful Byzantine churches; * Rethymno walking & highlights tour and shopping, enjoy the seaside promenade, maybe a cup of Greek coffee, before heading back . * Did we mentioned a delicious food in a village tavern or one of the restaurants of Rethymnon for lunch?
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.05
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$518.05
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Margarites, Monastery of Arkadi & Rethymno city - Private Tour from Chania

Margarites, Monastery of Arkadi & Rethymno city - Private Tour from Chania

Margarites Village, located between green rolling hills. The village is well known for its pottery which the visitor can purchase along with other items of traditional art – local craft shops are open to welcome tourists. Margarites are worth exploring by walking through the village, you will see beautifully decorated doors and walls, which date from the period of the Venetian occupation. The Monastery of Arkady is surrounded by a strong wall that made it impregnable by the enemies. It is surely the most historic monastery of Crete, it is the sacred symbol of the fight for freedom. In fact, the UNESCO has declared Arkadi a European Monument of Freedom. Rethymnon City is a fascinating walking tour through the narrow winding streets of Rethymnon, the old houses with their wooden covered balconies, the Venetian and the Turkish monuments. Rethymno combines rarely united features: the old town’s charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$568.70
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$568.70
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Rethymno Inland

Rethymno Inland

Enjoy a day that combines nature with beautiful lush landscapes along with history and time to relax. An excellent opportunity to discover the real character or Crete. The excitement to discover is second to none, Try it!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$681.88
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$681.88
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