Tour from Heraklion port to Mirabello Mountains-Panagia Kera-Kritsa Village
Discover the Cretan tradition in these unique tour!
Suggested for groups of more than 10 persons and travel agencies
Meet your professional guide on the pier of the port of Heraklion to start your tour to the area of Mirabello Mountains. During the tour you will be rewarded with a superb view of the Bay and Spinaloga a small rocky Island with a large history since it was residence to the most powerful fortresses of the Venetians, tlater on refuge for the christians at the time of Ottoman era and finally the period 1912-1958 the island served as a sanatorium for the lepers of Crete.
Our destination Church of Panagia Kera is one of the most important of the Byzantine-era built in the 13thand 14th centuries. There you will admire many important Byzantine frescoes of the 14th and 15th century as well as 14 scenes portraying the secret life of the Virgin Mary after Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Our next visit is to the magnificent traditional village of Krista which is considered one of the most important centers of the Cretan folk and weaving art. You will have some free time to explore this picturesque village and stroll its narrow streets.
However you can’t leave the island without visiting the international cosmopolitan resort of Agios Nicolaos. It joins the sea with a narrow canal, while the natural surroundings of red rocks and trees make it a magnet for visitors.
Take the advantage of your free time to walk around, relax and shop some souvenirs of traditional Cretan art, copies of objects from various Archaeological Museums, jewelry, embroidery and more.
You will head back to Heraklion Port full of memories and beautiful images.
Duration: 6½-7 hours
Private transportation by A/C vehicle
Not included: Entrance fees to the archaeological sites & museum