Depart the Port of Souda to the British Commonwealth War Cemetery. A photo stop will be made. Tour continues to Ag. Triada Monastery (Holy Trinity) of Jagarolon. Explore independently the town before returning to the port. Note: Guests must walk approximately 1 mile over various surfaces and cobblestone streets with 20+ steps at the monastery and 5 to 10 at the museum. Conservative attire with no exposed shoulders or knees is recommended for monastery visit. Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. If guests miss the return bus, transportation back to the vessel is at their own responsibility/expense. The drive to/from Souda Port is approx 30 minutes each way.
Your tour begins at the Port of Souda where you join the coach en route to the British Commonwealth War Cemetery, which lies three miles to the east of Chania on a small plateau, just above sea level on the eastern rim of Souda Bay. It is the last resting place of 1,527 of the known 2,000 British Commonwealth war dead. The majority of who lost their lives in the Battle of Crete between the Allied and German forces for control of Crete between the dates of May 20 - 31, 1941. A stop for photos will be made. Your tour continues to Ag. Triada Monastery (Holy Trinity) of Jagarolon, which is one of the most significant monastic complexes from the end of the Venetian Occupation of Crete. It contains a rich offering to the history and education of Crete. Discover in the east suburbs of Chania on the hill of Profiti Elia (Prophet Elijah) Venizelos Tombs where are buried one of the most significant politicians of modern Greece, Eleftherios and his son Sofoklis Venizelos. Continue your tour to the Chania town, where neoclassical mansions and massive Venetian fortifications testify to the city's turbulent and diverse past. There you will have the chance to explore independently town, before you return back to the port.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over various surfaces and cobblestone streets with 20+ steps at the monastery and 5 – 10 at the museum. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. To enter the monastery, ladies must cover their shoulders; no shorts are allowed and attire should be conservative. If guests should miss the return bus, transportation back to the vessel is their own responsibility and at their own expense. The drive to/from Souda Port is approximately 30 minutes each way, dependent upon traffic conditions. The shopping hours and closure dates should be reviewed in the introduction section of Chania, Greece.