Exploring Historic Landmarks and Scenic Villages in Eastern Crete during sunset

Exploring Historic Landmarks and Scenic Villages in Eastern Crete during sunset


  • Traditional Olive Mill Visit: Experience the ancient art of olive oil production at a traditional mill, with the option to purchase pure olive oil products.
  • Cultural Exploration: Learn about the life of PAPAS ALEXANDER E (1340-1410) at his birthplace and explore the ruins of his school infrastructure.
  • Scenic Drive and Village Stop: Enjoy a scenic drive through mountains, passing through KOUROUNES to reach MONASTERY XERA XYLA. Then, soak in the stunning views and savor traditional delicacies in the village of KOUNALI before returning to your hotel.
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Through this route we head east. Initially we will visit a traditional olive mill where we will be presented the traditional way of producing olive oil we will have the opportunity to see the modern way of production and also if we want to optionally buy products from pure olive oil. Then we will reach the place where PAPAS ALEXANDER E (1340-1410) was born, we will learn about his life from his childhood until his rise to the highest office of the Roman Catholic Church.

Starting to the mountains we will pass the traditional settlement of KOUROUNES and then through a beautiful dirt road we will reach the MONASTERY XERA XYLA which dates from 1635. Then we will visit the place where PAPAS spent its student years and we will see the ruins of its school infrastructure.

Then we reach the traditional village KOUNALI where we will gather from the wonderful view having the opportunity to take amazing photos. In this village we will have the opportunity to enjoy the famous drink of Crete (raki) with traditional delicacies in a traditional cafe. Filled with images and history elements we return to our hotel!!

Source: Go Crete Safari

What's Included

  • Free pick up and drop off
  • Guide
  • Raki with traditional mezes
  • Folkloric-Cretan streets
  • Panoramic views
  • Experience driver's 
  • Fuell 
  • Landrover defender and nissan pathfinder vehicles 4x4
Not included 
  • Any private expenses 
Source: Go Crete Safari

Additional Information

What you should bring
  • Walking shoes or ones that are comfortable for you
  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Towel & Swimwear
  • Extra money in case you desire to buy souvenirs, local products etc
Source: Go Crete Safari

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