Our journey will start at Venizelos Graves. A site where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the rich green plain of Chania, the imposing White Mountains, the Cretan Sea, the town of Chania. This is, also, the final resting place of the ethnarch Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936) and his son Sofoklis Venizelos. Just a few meters away of the Venizelos graves is the historic chapel of Prophet Elias, which dates back to the 16th century, featuring the Venetian architecture style. -Estimated visit time on site: 20min.
Holy Trinity Monastery
Afterwards you will have a chance to visit the Patriarchal and Crusading Monastery Agia Triada of Jagarolon. The Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) Monastery, as it is also called, is probably the most impressive monastic complex of the final period of Venetian rule on Crete, due to both its scale and architectural form. The large exhibition of woodcarvings and icons in the monastery Museum is impressive and makes you wonder about the number and value of the much older relics which were destroyed by the Turks during the 1821 Revolution. – Estimated visit time on site: 40min.
Last but not least, we will visit Gouverneto Monastery. Dated to 1537, the monastery is a Venetian style fortress with towers at each end with some Baroque influences added later, being one of the oldest monasteries in Crete. A cave called Arkouditissa or Arkoudia, is also located in the vicinity where the goddess Artemis was once worshiped. – Estimated visit on site: 40min.
- The above prices do NOT include admission fees, wherever those apply.
- For most of these destinations we can arrange your lunch break for you and suggest a traditional “taverna” nearby, in order to experience the traditional Cretan cuisine (please contact us for pricing details).
- A surcharge of 10€ per hour/vehicle (1-4 & 5-8 persons) will apply, if the time duration of the excursion exceeds the scheduled time.
- A surcharge of 20€ per hour/vehicle (9-12 & 13-20 persons) will apply, if the time duration of the excursion exceeds the scheduled time.