Arkadi Rethimno Chania

ARKADI RETHimno chania

8-9 Hours 60+ min driving City visits Religious visits

Brief Description

Drive along the coastal highway, enjoying the clear blue sea and the green countryside, typical of west Crete. Passing Crete’s oldest part full of olive grooves, arrive at the monastery of Arkadi, the most celebrated Cretan monastery and a monument to the dignity and spirit of the Cretans. In 1866, while Crete was fighting for its liberation from Turkish subjugation, 300 fighters and 664 women and children took refuge in its buildings, siege by 15,000 Turkish soldiers.

When all hope was lost for the besieged Cretans, they set fire to the powder magazine, choosing death rather than slavery. The trip continues to Chania, the first capital of modern Crete, with its picturesque Venetian harbor. After lunch, wonder through the «leather street» and the market hall which offers typical Cretan products. We continue to Akrotiri where the Venizelos’ family grave is located, with an imposing view of the city and the surrounding countryside

Walk around 2 towns

Visit Rethimno and Chania


Most days in Crete are sunny and warm. You are always advised to have with you a jacket just in case. This tour is 100% outdoors , the excursion may not run if weather conditions are not suitable

Religious sites

Visit various religious sites both Orthodox and Muslim

Guided Tour

This tour can be offered in the following languages : English, German ,Spanish, Russian, Turkish, French


A Complete excursion combining activities and experiences 100% outdoors . This excursion may not run if weather conditions do not permit.

Stop 1 :
Arkadi Monastery . Explore the area and learn about its history
Stop 2 :
Next stop Rethimno Town. The old town has one of the largest mosques in Europe
Stop 3 :
The city of Chania. The second largest city in Crete and one of the most graphic ones on the island
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