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Taste of Crete

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

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Verified Sustainable Experiences

Approximate Duration:
5 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*89.75 USD (Adult)
*60.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Taste of Crete - IQ07

Tour begins with a 50-minute drive to the Village of Vamos. Continue to the Karidi Monastery with the Agios Georgios Church. You'll visit the Braoudakis Winery to sample local wine. Explore independently Chania town before returning port. Note: Guests must walk approx 0.5 mile over various surfaces and cobblestone streets with a few steps. 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 ship is at their own responsibility/expense. The drive to Vamos is approx 50 minutes and the return to port is approx 30 minutes.
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Journey to the countryside of Crete and gain a deeper appreciation of Cretan tradition and heritage. Enjoy a guided coach tour to a village that prides itself on a patriotic battle in 1896 that resulted in an end to Turkish domination. Stop at the nearby ruins of the Karidi Monastery, then continue to a local winery to enjoy the fruit of Crete's vines. End your tour with free time to roam Chania Town.


• Vamos: Explore a village founded by 8th century Arab pirates; see stunning arched ruins at an 8th- century monastery.
• Braoudakis Winery: Sample tantalizing local wine and discover warm Cretan hospitality at this family operation.
• Chania Town: Wander among shops, try the food, and enjoy Turkish and Venetian architecture, with 45 minutes free time.

What to Bring:

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

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Conservative attire
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately one-half mile over various surfaces and cobblestone streets with a few steps.
• No tank tops or shorts in monastery.
• Drive to Vamos Village approximately 50 minutes; return to port approximately 30 minutes.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Guests failing to meet return coach are responsible for finding their own way back to ship.
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