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Kournas, Arkadi Monastery & Rethymnon

Port/City: Chania (Souda),Crete, Greece

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
6 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*69.75 USD (Adult)
*43.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
Kournas, Arkadi Monastery & Rethymnon - IQ04

OVERVIEW: Enjoy a cultural experience in Crete that includes a view of Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery, and Rethymnon. HIGHLIGHTS: See Lake Kournas and savor a "sfakiani pie", a traditional cheese pie with honey. Visit the Arkadi Monastery which was built in the last Venetian period and whose history dates back to the Byzantine times. You will explore the town of Rethymnon which despite the modern development and tourism, has retained much of its charm and remains the intellectual capital of Crete. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over various surfaces of gravel paths, cobblestones and rough paths with steps and inclines.
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Delve into a Cretan cultural experience that includes guided sightseeing at Lake Kournas, the Arkadi Monastery and the bustling town of Rethymnon. First stop is at Lake Kournas, where you'll savor a delicious treat of traditional cheese pie with honey, among white sands and ancient olive trees. Next up is a tour of the fortress-like monastery, whose history dates to Byzantine times. Finish with a stroll through distinctively ancient yet distinctly modern Rethymnon.

• Lake Kournas: Prepare for extraordinary views and stop for a treat of sfakiani, a traditional cheese pie with honey.
• Arkadi Monastery: Visit this intriguing cluster of centuries-old, fortress-like buildings on a sacred site existing since the Byzantine era.
• Rethymnon: Take a guided walk through the streets of an ancient town with well-preserved Venetian and Ottoman architecture.

What to Bring:

• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Comfortable shoes

Important Notes:
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately two miles over various surfaces of gravel paths, cobblestones and rough paths with steps and inclines.
• No tank tops or shorts at monastery.
• Foreign currencies not accepted in most venues.
• Drive to Lake Kournas approximately 30 minutes.
• Return drive from Rethymnon approximately one hour.
• In addition to English this tour is offered in French, German, Italian and Spanish
• A minimum of 20 guests is needed for the tour to run in a different language.
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