Getting acquainted with the history and traditions of the local life in the southern part of the island of Crete, you will learn that:During the Minoan civilization, Gortis was the richest and fastest growing city of Greece and is also famous for being the place where, in the 5th century BC. and, for the first time, a code of laws regulating life and relations between citizens was created and carved on stone.
The church of the Miraculous Image of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Life-Giving Source is preserved, and is dated to the fourteenth century of our era,. In the cathedral church of the monastery of Kaliviani is also stored a copy of the Miraculous Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary - the Root of Jesse. Be sure to visit the monastic ethnographic museum.
In the village of Matala is still held annually in June, the world's hippie festival.Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).
THE ROUTE PASSES:
Orthodox monasteries PANAGIA PALIANI (first mentioned in the annals 632) and PANAGIA KALIVIANI.
Archaeological Museum of the Mesara Valley.
Archaeological park of the ancient Roman capital of Crete - GORTIS.
Cretan bakery with traditional sweets and Greek coffee tasting.
Beach in the village of MATALA on the Libyan Sea
End your journey with a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea and dine at one of the traditional taverns along the coast, amid many souvenir shops.
Finishing the trip, you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea and dine in one of the traditional taverns located along the coast among the many souvenir shops.
Additional stops / points of visit may be added according to your interests and wishes.
Drop-off at your hotel.