Akrotiri & Chania peninsula
Shore excursion of the categorie "Culture & History"
$59.00 – $79.00
On this excursion you will get to know the beautiful region around Chania in detail. Discover the historic tomb of Venizelos with its fantastic views, the archaeological museum with interesting findings and the enchanting city of Chania.
Overview of the highlights
- Excursion to the Akrotiri peninsula
- A visit the tomb of Eleftheros Venizelos with great views of Chania
- A visit to the Monastery of Agia Triada
- A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Chania
- Guided walk through Chania
- Free time in Chania
- Small Group Guarantee: Relaxed tour with max. 20 people
Your tour guide will meet you at the agreed meeting point and off you go on today’s shore excursion to Crete.
The excursion bus will take you to Akrotiri, the peninsula in the northwest of Crete, located just outside Chania. On the hill of Prophet Elijah you can see the tomb of Eleftheros Venizelos (one of the most important politicians of modern Greece). Venizelos was a major Greek revolutionary, who was repeatedly elected Prime Minister of Greece. From 1910 to 1920 and 1928 to 1932 Venizelos had such a deep influence on the internal and external business of Greece that he was named the “Creator of modern Greece”. From the viewpoint on the hill you have the opportunity to admire the beautiful view of the entire city of Chania.
Afterwards you will visit the monastery of Agia Triada, situated at the foot of a densely planted hill with olive trees and vineyards. The facade of the church with its Doric columns reflects strong Venetian influences. Inside are beautifully painted icons of the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and the Prophet Elijah.
The excursion continues to the Archaeological Museum of Chania in the catholic convent of the Venetian monastery of St. Francis. The museum contains findings from the Minoan period, prehistoric caves, jewelries and many other items from the 14th and 15th centuries BC.
Of course, at the end of our tour a guided city walk through the beautiful town of Chania can not be missed. Finally, you have a short while to explore the Old Town of Chania on your own before returning to the port of Souda by coach.
We wish you a charming cruise excursion in Chania!
Start time in the morning or in the afternoon (you will be told the exact time)
|What to bring|
Light clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and sufficient water
|Services not included|
|Min. number of participants|
This tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to run.