Chania Private Tour: Mountains, Monastery & Meal - All inclusive

6 Ratings
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

Crete is famous for its amazing landscapes, breath-taking views, stunning mountains, traditional villages and healthy culinary temptations with pure ingredients. If you want to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy nature off the beaten path and discover the real Crete and feel the Cretan hospitality, this tour is made for you.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Private tours - IMable Travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Holy Monastery of the Metamorfosis Our tour will start with a visit to the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration. Located on a rocky hill below the ruins of a Byzantine fort, it is the perfect place to start discovering the real Crete! While taking in the panoramic views, and surrounded by caves and flourishes of wild herbs, we will enjoy the unique architecture and impressive mosaic floors that the monastery offers. There is also the opportunity to visit some of the caves!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: gorges of Theriso

Our next stop is the historical village of Therisso, but to get there we must first drive through the beautiful and imposing Therisso Gorge! There will be several stops along the way to enjoy the natural scenery, the impressive, towering cliffs and if we’re lucky, we may even meet a few flocks of goats and sheep! Inside the gorge we can stop for photographs.

Stop At: Theriso

At the end of the gorge lay Therisso village. Vital to the Cretan revolution, we will discovery its charming stone square sat under the shade of the trees, the beautiful old church and the monument of “Eleutherios Venizelos”. The village is a very popular gastronomic destination to locals and visitors who love traditional food of high quality.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Meskla

On the way back, we stop by the beautiful Meskla village, which has one of the smallest, but also impressive gorges in Crete. (optional - in this case, the tour starts at 9:00am)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zourva

After Therisso, we will travel through small, picturesque villages to a traditional family-run taverna. As authentic as it gets and surrounded by stunning sea and mountains views, we will enjoy a delicious lunch cooked by the grandmother of the family, using time-honoured and very tasty recipes!

Duration: 1 hour
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