Why We like It
Luxury Inspirational Tour
Ideal for Cruise Travelers
Beach & Sun Escape
Ancient monasteries & religious Crete Greece Paul tour.
To connect with all, but most importantly to connect with yourself.
Over the centuries, our forefathers have imbued this ancient land with the strength and vivid presence of Christianity by founding monasteries, churches, and chapels of great religious and architectural import. Truly, every story of Crete traces its origins back to the religion in one way or another, something that you will realize upon your personal engagement with the spirited people on our religious Crete trips.
Come with us on a journey to the heart of Central Crete, weaving our way in the paths of Paul the Apostle from North to South to the land of generosity. Imagine an unspoiled paradise on earth, beloved by the Minoan Crete, where wine-red fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards and the oldest olive groves seem to stretch perennially toward the horizon as the mesmeric sound of Byzantine bells create a serene ambiance.
Succumb to the expert knowledge of your private Crete guide as you visit authentic and timeless religious monuments always built-in stunning landscapes. Some of them were fortified and resemble castles and others are situated on the sites of ancient temples and sanctuaries illuminating the long and enduring devotion to Orthodox Christianity in Crete island.
From the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal, let us spoil you with tailored details on these unique Crete day tours as we take you on a true passage of time meandering through the Minoan wonders of Messara, the largest plain on the island. Step foot on the soils that mythical King Rhadamanthus once stood upon by embracing the magnificent views of the Phaistos Palace and let the timeless energy from the Classical and Hellenistic periods spark the emotional reaction that the island can bring out in you.
In the late afternoon, find yourself at the Southern golden shores of Matala beach, the boho-chic paradise with its emblematic Roman caves. Bask in the sapphire blue waters of the Libyan Sea and unwind at the delicious rustic fish tavernas on the waterfront.
Experience awe, wonder, and devotion along the way. It is our privilege to create the Crete trip in the footsteps of Apostle Paul with high integrity and responsibility.
Day Tour Itinerary Highlights
- Journey in the Apostle Paul's footsteps in Greece with our expert Crete tour guide
- Make a stop at an altitude of 400m to discover the storied village of Agios Myronas and his ascetic holy Cave where healing water still gushes from within the rock
- Let us guide your tour along the ancient Messara valley to see through the eyes of a local and realize both the spiritual and unspoiled side of the island
- Visit Paliani one of the oldest Cretan monasteries dedicated to the Assumption and famous for its sacred Myrtle tree a relic of the Minoan Crete dendrolatry
- Following the roads that go deeper, luxuriate in the ages unearthing prehistoric cities seemingly around every corner along with the Bronze Age Festos Palace
- At the island’s Southern corners, take a local tour to uncover the jewel of monastic Crete: Odigitria Monastery (Agiofarango) with its fortified architecture that echoes an extraordinary cultural legacy
- By the end of the day, unwind at Matala beach the prehistoric port of Gortyna with iconic caves from the Neolithic Age and indulge in scrumptious seafood dishes
Custom Private Crete Day Trips by Snami Travel
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For cruise travelers we can fully customize our private shore Crete excursions from all major ports of the island:
Chania, Rethimno, Iraklio and Agios Nikolaos.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
This itinenary is ideal for the shorex Crete excursions from heraklion in terms of timeframe with your corresponding cruise. Within this itinerary, we can also add our Heraklion wine tour by including some of the boutique family-owned estates such as Lyrarakis winery Heraklion | Boutari winery Heraklion| Douloufakis winery | Domaine Gavalas | Domaine Paterianakis | Mediterra Wineries or Creta Olymbias | Minos-Miliariaki Winery.
Do not forget to bring along
Proper dress code in holy monuments is obligatory. Comfortable shoes and money for personal expenses.
- Central Crete
|Tailor-made||Luxury||1 - 3||580€|
|Tailor-made||Luxury||4 - 8||680€|