WEST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

WEST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

Enjoy this 6-hour West Crete Tour at village Fodele, Rethimnon and Arkadi. Discover and learn the ancient history and medieval places.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Fodele 715 00, Greece

VILLAGE FODELE (El Greco born village)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

RETHIMNON (This region as a whole is rich with ancient history, most notably through the Minoan civilization. Today's old town is almost entirely built by the Venetians. It is one of the best preserved old towns in Crete.)

This region as a whole is rich with ancient history, most notably through the Minoan civilisation centred at Kydonia east of Rethymno. Rethymno itself began a period of growth when the Venetian conquerors of the island decided to put an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania, acquiring its own bishop and nobility in the process. Today's old town (palia poli) is almost entirely built by the Republic of Venice. It is one of the best-preserved old towns in Crete.

From circa 1250 the city was the seat of the Latin Diocese of Retimo, which was renamed Retimo–Ario after the absorption in 1551 of the Diocese of Ario and as suppressed only after the Turkish conquest.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. The Venetian Loggia houses the information office of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. A Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival, in memory of the destruction of the Arkadi Monastery, is held on 7–8 November.

The city's Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza of Rethymno, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque (the Municipal Odeon arts centre), the Great Gate (Μεγάλη Πόρτα or "Porta Guora"), the Piazza Rimondi and the Loggia.

The town was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1646 during the Cretan War (1645–69) and they ruled it for almost three centuries. The town, called Resmo in Turkish, was the centre of a sanjak (administrative part of a province) during Ottoman rule.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Monastery of Arkadi, Arkadi, Rethymnon, Crete 74100 Greece

ARKADI (HISTORICAL MONASTERY- The monastery became a national sanctuary in honor of the Cretan resistance. November 8 is a day of commemorative parties in Arkadi and Rethymno. The explosion did not end the Cretan insurrection, but it attracted the attention of the rest of the world.)

All the tours are flexible on your needs.
*There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide


Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Hora de Inicio: 7:00 AM
Duración: 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up service from Agia Pelagia area till Mallia area.
We pick up all travellers from their hotel or near location. Please provide accurate information of where you are staying.


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluye

  • Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses.
  • Free pick up service from Agia Pelagia area till Mallia area.

No Incluye

  • Tips and Individual expenses.
  • There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Arkadi

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