Things to know before you go most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation. Pick up points in the region around Panormo, Rethymnon and Georgioupolis
Book in advance to visit the small villages the great Cretan landscape and the warm hospitable people . If you really want to explore a country, head out on a trip.
The inland of Rethymno prefecture hides many secrets .
you´ll visit a Cave, Monasteries, Mountain - Villages, an old olive oil factory, and the "Dam Fragma Potamon". Explore the traditional cretan lifestyle and of course some historical facts of Crete.The first stop is at Melidoni Cave, a cave full of history and dates back to the Neolithic Period based on toold and items found it the cave.
This great tour is to the village of Melidoni and the Melidoni Cave one of the most impressive on the island.
Melidoni cave is just 1,8 km away from the village of Melidoni, near Rethymno. It has an extremely interesting history and amazing archaeological findings some of which are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno.
Talos lived here, a prehistoric giant robot that Zeus gave to King Minos as a present to protect the island of Crete by crossing it from side to side with just a few steps! The cave’s history goes back to the late Neolithic period, as indicated by the various Neolithic tools and items found inside it. During the middle Minoan period the cave was a worship site, probably of some female deity. The cave was used for religious ceremonies.
Among the findings is a double copper axe was found dating back to this period. During the Roman period the cave was used as a sanctuary of “Taleos Hermes” and sacrifices were performed here to honor him. The Chamber of Curtains" is adorned with impressive stalactites and stalagmites
The second stop is at the village of Margarites. Margarites is famous for its pottery that goes back many generations.
The third stop is at the Museum of Eleftherna before you get to the Arkadi Monastery.
The Arkadi Monastery is the oldest monastery in Crete. You then continue on the village of Apostoli. Here you will visit an old olive oil factory. In this village you will also eat in a traditional tavern whilst enjoying the beautiful sound of live Cretan music.
The last stop is at Saint Antonios Gorge and finally the last stop which is the Dam known as ‘Fragma Potamon’.
This convenient tour means that you won’t have to worry about hiring a car or navigating unfamiliar roads.
Transportation, guided tour, lunch with traditional cuisine and cretan life music.
We work mostly with professional tour-managers, to ensure higher quality and reliability. Our selected reputable small service providers employing professional drivers will give you the best insider tips.
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Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back.
You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed. Please first tick off the date then pickup points and number of passengers will follow.