ARTISTIC AND SPIRITUAL MINOAN CRETE

Heraklion Crete, Greece
Period of time: 8h
Price: 1196 € per group
Category:: Spirituelles
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Organisational Details

Participants: 1-5 person (Only group booking)

Registration: 5 days before deadline

Languages: English

Booking option: Booking on fixed rate


Description of Tour

Areas of visit and experiential activities:

  • Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Art tour

  • Juktas Mountain and its sites (Vathipetro prehistoric industrial area, Anemospilia Sanctuary, Fourni Cemetery, Juktas Peak Sanctuary)

  • Walking Tour in Archanes small Town and Lunch break (optional)

  • Wine and Raki tasting in a traditional villlage

duration 8 hours

We will start our day visiting the biggest Archaeological collection of artifacts on Crete. We will explore the pre-Greek and Greek art focusing on the Minoan period and going deeper into its significance and development through time.

The visit to one of the most sacred hills on Crete follows. The hill of Juctas, the death place and rebirth place of the most important God of historic Crete, Zeus. A plethora of unique sites are located there dated from 3000bc down to 1100bc, such as the “Little Palace”- a summer palace for Minos of Knossos, the Anemospilia peak sanctuary- the place where the only identified Minoan human sacrifice was conducted, Fourni cemetery with its hundreds of prehistoric tombs and Vathipetro prehistoric industrial area where the oldest European winery and olive oil press were excavated.

The beautiful small town of Archanes, located on the foot of Juktas hill, with its unique Venetian and Neoclassical buildings is a place you should not miss visiting. A walk inside the village and a quick stop in one of the coffee shops of the village, where you can try traditional Greek coffee and local pastries will award you for being there. Lunch break in one of Archanes local restaurants is also highly recommended.

A small traditional village will be our last stop, a place with a very long tradition in cultivating grapevines and producing wine. We shall see all different stages of the wine making process and try traditional wine and raki (local liqueur based on grapes).


Services

Inclusive

    - My guiding services as an official licensed guide

    - Your transportation with a modern, fully airconditioned mini bus  (for 1-3 people a taxi can be arranged on different charge)

    - Wine/Raki tasting

Exclusive


Requirements

- Easy climbing required for apr.10 min. on Juktas mountain  

Tour-Booking

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Marilina

Guide since 2000
What I offer: Private Themed Tours in Crete- Cultural, Artistic and Spiritual Tours
Language: English
Booking: Tours with fixed price, Individual Bookings
Experience:: since 2000