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
When you arrive to the port of Heraklion you wiil meet your professional guide and 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 firstly for the most powerful fortresses of the Venetians, then the 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 is one of the most important Byzantine-era Church of Panagia Kera built in the 13th and 14th centuries. There you will admire many important Byzantine frescoes of the 14th and 15th century as also14 scenes portraying the secret life of the Virgin Mary after Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Our next visit is in the magnificent traditional village of Kritsa and be marveled by the scenery since this Cretan village is built on the side of a rocky hill at an altitude of more than 1,230 above sea level. Kritsa is considered one of the most important centers of the Cretan folk and weaving art. You will have free time to explore this picturesque village as you will stroll in the narrow streets.
However you can’t leave the island without a stop in the cozy fishing village Agios Nicolaos. This Village contains till today the original tradition and culture of Cretans. Take the advantage of your free time to take a walk, relax and shop some souvenirs in this scenic village.
You will take the road of return to Heraklion Port full of million memories and beautiful images.
Duration: 6 hours
Private transportation by A/C vehicle