Living Like a Monk Tour in Crete - Grekaddict

Living Like a Monk Tour in Crete

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Learn about the religious heritage of Crete and enjoy a day of culture with this Living Like A Monk Tour, and visit some of the most important monasteries and sacred places in the Akrotiri Peninsula!
Try something different while in Crete with this Living Like A Monk Tour! Embark on a journey back in time and explore some of the most interesting religious heritage sites in the Akrotiri Peninsula, learn about monastic life and monastic architecture in Crete, and find out more about the island's history.  Your religious tour through Crete consists of visiting three of the most renowned monasteries of Chania. Your local guide will give you all the background information you require, pointing out the historical and architectural importance of each monastery. Join along this monasteries tour of Chania and get acquainted with the religious aspect of Cretan history!

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  1. Your monasteries tour of Chania starts at 8:30 AM. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and drive to the Akrotiri Peninsula.
  2. You will visit Katholiko Monastery or Monastery of St John the Hermit as it is also called in the Avlaki Gorge, a monastery built in the early 1600’s on the ruins of an older monastery, abandoned due to pirate raids.  You will explore the monastery and its surroundings and walk to St John's Cave and a nearby bay and learn the intriguing history behind these.
  3. Then you will visit the Tzagarolon Monastery, built in 1963 by the Tzagaroli brothers, a couple on Venetian Cretan monks. You will learn about the history of the monastery, witness the Venetian architectural influence, and get a chance to look at the monastery's collection of icons, timber reliefs and other treasures.
  4. Next you will visit the Gouveretou Monastery. Built over a long period of time spanning from the Venetian rule to the Ottoman rule, the Gouvernetou Monastery, externally resembling a Venetian fortress, comprises two chapels and is house to many religious treasures, which you will have the opportunity to discover.
  5. Upon the conclusion of your monasteries tour of Crete, your driver will take you back to your hotel, after a unique day of culture!

Highlights

  • Discover the religious heritage of Crete.
  • Visit 3 of the most renowned monasteries in Chania.
  • Admire monastic architecture.
  • Take the mountain path to St. John's cave.
  • Learn about Cretan religious tradition.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Akrotiri Peninsula.