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Apokoronas Religious Heritage Tour

See the most symbolic churches of Apokoronas up close and discover Crete's fascinating religious heritage. Byzantine, Catholic and Minoan remains merge together on this historic Greek island.

Itinerary

After being picked up from your hotel at the indicated time, you'll begin your tour of the main churches in Apokoronas, a picturesque region to the northeast of Chania. Discover the area's exceptional natural beauty; admire its rolling mountains, stunning coastline and luscious vegetation.

In these delightful natural surroundings, you'll explore various Christian churches, which, while slowly being hidden away behind the growing greenery, still preserve their original architecture and are home to original works of art.

During your tour, the guide will divulge interesting facts about the many different cultures that have populated Crete throughout history. See the evidence of the island's multicultural past with your own eyes at a beautiful Byzantine church, almost completely hidden in the trees, where you can appreciate how far the Ottoman influence and symbols of Constantinople travelled across the Empire.

Continuing your journey over to a nearby village, you'll visit a Catholic church built in the 15th century. Inside, see the recent excavations indicating that people have been worshipping here as far back as the 8th century, and learn how the area links to ancient Greek monastic traditions. Your next visit will be to a glorious church in the foothills of the White Mountains of Apokoronas which represents a symbol of the Cretan effort in their struggle against the Venetians.

Your last stop will be a charming 13th century village church which is still to this day popular as a pilgrimage church. Finally, have a well-deserved rest at a local kafaneion, a traditional Greek tavern, and enjoy delicious local cuisine before heading back to your hotel in Chania.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Per person
US$ 107
  • Per person

    US$ 107

More Information

Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide with expert knowledge of local history.

Traditional Cretan food.

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 107
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 5 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 5 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.