Christian Paths of Crete with Wine Tasting - at the Era of Apostle Paul

Explore some of the oldest (14th-17th century) Byzantine Monasteries, Churches, and Cathedrals, which are sanctified by the steps of Apostle Paul. Until now, these holy monuments represent the symbolical land of Christianity's spiritual nourishment on Crete island. Your private guide (highly specialized in religious-based tours), with a premium chauffeured vehicle at your full-day disposal, will customize your religious day tour with bespoke itineraries within comfortable chronological order and maximum privacy. In addition, you will visit off-the-beaten-path eateries and a local winery to excite your senses with Cretan tastes. Don't forget that among Crete's iconic gems like Elafonisi beach, Chrissi island, Knossos Palace, and safari there are so many other things to explore!

per adult from

$727

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Personal pick-up and drop-off with flexible start time
    • Chauffeured premium vehicle on disposal
    • Private local insider guide
    • VIP skip-the-line accesses
    • Mineral water, fresh fruits and nuts of Crete island
    • Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene vehicle amenities
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks and meals
    • Admission fees (if applicable)
    • Wine tasting (if requested)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Plaka, Plaka, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Sissi, Sissi, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Milatos Beach, Coastal Road Milatos, Milatos, Crete 724 00 Greece

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Malia, Malia, Crete

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Analipsi, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Heraklion 1866, 1866, Heraklion, Crete 712 01 Greece

    Enjoy a personal pick-up with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, at any defined time of the day. Your day tour will start with a religious journey to South-Central Crete by following the uncharted itineraries of Apostle Paul.

    Stop At: Agios Myron, Agios Myron, Crete

    During your idyllic escape to the South Crete, you will make the first stop at the traditional village of Agios Myron (Agios Mironas) to get acquainted with the church and the holy ancient cave of the Saint.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Moni Palianis, Venerato, Crete Greece

    Then, your religious path leads through ancient fertile hills with olive groves to a hidden women Monastery that is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Amazingly, this monastery hosts a thousand-year-old myrtle tree with a miraculous icon of the Virgin inside the tree.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Odigitria Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    On the way to the next Monastery which is located on the cliffs of the Holy Mountains, your private local insider guide will make photo stops that overlook the ruins of the Phaistos Palace and panoramic views of Asterousia Mountains.

    Getting acquainted with the following Monastery, you will have the opportunity to attach to the holy relics and get blessings from an old Cretan monk, who have chosen to follow an ascetic lifestyle. Not to mention that you will have an amazing opportunity to learn about the Cretan School of Iconography by receiving from your private guide all the essential key-pieces of information!

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Matala, Matala, Crete

    Reaching the Southern corners of Central Crete, you will visit a traditional fish village that is known for its freshly caught delicious seafood. There, you will have an authentic lunch with stunning views of the Libyan Sea.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete

    On the way back, a short stroll takes you to a quintessentially local award-winning winery. There, you will experience a full flight of local wine, perfectly paired with local delicacies such as a selection of charcuterie and cheese, a great way to fill your day with spiritual fulfillment and culture!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Fodele, Fodele, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Bali, Bali, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

  • Departure Point :
    1: Istro 721 00, Greece
    2: Voulisma beach, Agios Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    4: Elounda, Greece
    5: Sisi 724 00, Greece
    6: Milatos 724 00, Greece
    7: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
    8: Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    9: Anissaras 700 14, Greece
    10: Analipsi 700 14, Greece
    11: Kokkini Hani, Greece
    12: Gouves 700 14, Greece
    13: Heraklion, Greece
    14: Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece
    15: Fodele 715 00, Greece
    16: Bali, Greece
    17: Adelianos Kampos 741 00, Greece
    18: Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Enjoy personal pick-ups & drop-offs from your hotel, villa, cruise or any other point Crete island. Please note that the pick-up time is flexible.Airports
    • Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion 716 01, Greece
    Ports
    • Port Police, Koundourou 3, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    • Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
    • Rethymno Port Parking, Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Modern 3-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Minibus 9-seats VIP Class 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Modern 6-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Limo 3-seats Premium Class 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

Activity ID: V-61532P18

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