Observation and themed excursions in Crete
The island of Crete is very popular for those who like to combine a beach-related rest with a rich excursion program. Island has excellent beaches and climate – it is almost always warm and sunny and very close you can find ancient ruins where archaeologists work. Crete was the cradle of ancient Minoan period, then the island was settled by the Greeks, it passed into the hands of the Arabs, Venetians and Turks; from all these epochs there is a rich heritage, so observation excursion can be very informative.
The main attractions of Crete:
- Knossos is known primarily from ancient Greek legends, according to them, there was Minotaur labyrinth;
- Falasarna is an ancient Greek polis, from which many buildings have been partially preserved. In ancient times, it was surrounded by powerful fortress walls and Falasarna was a major trading city, where jewelry was created and even coins were minted;
- Frangokastello fortress was built in 14th century to protect the coast from pirates;
- Arkadi Monastery with walls built in 5th century and Church in Baroque style of 16th century.
Guided tours in English language with a personal guide will allow you to learn a lot about rich history and culture of the Greek island and see many interesting sights.
Available tours in other cities:
Rethymno, Rhodes, Kalabaka, Athens, Santorini, Lerapetra, Akrotíri, Mykonos, Arachova, Delphi, Greece, Heraklion, Corfu, Chania, Thessaloniki, Agios Nikolaos