Crete - West Crete
Duration-Directions: 10 hours approximately - 340 km, west Crete.
Driving along the north coast road of Crete we pass by Fodele village with its orange and lemon groves. The village is also known as the birthplace of the famous Cretan painter, El Greco. Leaving behind us the province of Milopotamos and its centuries old olive trees and the range of mount Ida we arrive at the monastery of Arkadi. Here we visit the impressive church and the small historical museum. We keep on driving on the north coastal road leading to Chania having the impressive mass of the White Mountains on the right. Chania, the former capital of Crete is a beautiful town which still preserves the monuments of its past, such as minarets and mosques from the Turkish occupation and a charming Venetian harbor and lighthouse, where the film “ Zorbas the Greek” was filmed. An ideal place to enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch. Its roofed market, in the shape of a cross, offers all kind of Cretan products and aromatic mountain herbs and spices such as dictamos, thyme, sage, oregano and others. During this tour we also visit the old town of Rethymnon as well. Where Turkish and Venetian well-preserved houses can be seeing, the fountain of Rimonti and minarets they give us the sense of Oriental culture. After that we follow back to the hotels.