We start driving through the route of the vineyards of Crete. The villages we will cross are famous for the grape varieties and their wines and that is why there are many well-known wineries on our way. Our first stop is at Agios Thomas a village at an altitude of 760 meters, dating back to 1371 AD. In the village there are Byzantine churches, ruins of the Byzantine aqueduct as well as Roman era tombs. Going down, we will cross the Messara valley and following a route through olive groves, we will reach the Monastery of ODIGITRIA one of the most famous monasteries of Crete, dating back to the 14thcentury. You will be amazed by the beauty of the monastery and you will have the opportunity to visit the museum with objects of the daily life of Cretans. Following a beautiful dirt road we arrive at the entrance of Agiofarago and start crossing it on foot. Walking through the gorge (with zero difficulty degree) you will have the opportunity to get close to sheep and goats which are beautiful and absolutely harmless. After 20 minutes walking you will end up on a beach with fine pebble that will really enchant you. It is the paradise of Southern Crete. After swimming in the crystal clear waters and driving through a beautiful dirt road we reach Matala, the famous village of southern Crete where the Hippies lived in the 70s. You will have free time to admire the beauties of the village and visit the caves of the Hippies. We return to the hotel through a beautiful route. This journey will amaze and fill you with pictures that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Stalis/Malia: 8:00 – 17:00
Hersonissos: 8:00 – 17:00
NOTE: The pick-up and drop-off time can be changed during the season.
The correct pick-up time will be shown on your ticket.
The drop-off time is approximate and delays can occur.
Bus transfer Hotel – Port of Heraklon – Hotel
Tickets for the boat
Guided tour on the island
Entrances are free for:
Сitizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
We were lucky enough to be the only party during our trip and had Andreas (our tour guide) all to ourselves. He is an amazing tour guide with in-depth knowledge of local areas. Andreas made sure that we have an amazing time and went above and beyond his duties. Kids loved the 4x4 driving part of the journey as well as the swimming part. Breakfast and lunch were lovely and it was great to taste the local food. We couldn't ask for a better day out. This amazing day will stay in our mind forever!