DURING THE TOUR YOU WILL:Visit Monasteries of St. Panteleimon and Savvatyana, two monasteries of high importance for the locals, but not so famous to tourists due to the difficult accessibility.
Learn that in the temple of the monastery of the village of Fodele, founded in the middle of the 17th century, a shrine with a particle of the relics of St. Panteleimon is kept.
Visit Fodele, a green oasis surrounded by cliffs, full of orange and lemon groves, vibrant flowers, and the flowing waters of the Pantomantris River.
Discover the museum of prints of Domenic Theotokopoulos, the great artist El Greco (1541-1614), which are displayed in the house where he was allegedly born.
Take a look at the Orthodox Church of Panagia (Presentation of the Virgin Mary), the small Byzantine church which was built in the 11th century and is decorated with beautiful four-layer frescoes.Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).
Walking tour of the maze of old streets of the village of Fodele.
Visit to El Greco Museum
Byzantine Church of Our Lady decorated with frescoes.
Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas, where 17th century icons and relics of Saint Panteleimon are kept.
Greek bakery with traditional sweets and Greek coffee tasting.
Panoramic tour of the peaks of the surrounding mountains overlooking the sea to the village of Rodia.
Orthodox active nunnery Moni Savvathianon.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON WISH:
Full lunch at one of the best tavernas in the region.
Master class on Cretan cuisine (by prior reservation).
Return to hotel or seaport, airport of Heraklion city.