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Booking for : Semi-Private Crete Mountain Melidoni Cave Tour from Rethymno‼️

Semi-Private Crete Mountain Melidoni Cave Tour from Rethymno‼️

    Tour Details

    Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from May till November


    Duration 8  hours approximately / Starting time 09:00 am – Ending time 17:00 pm


    Enjoy unique views of Cretan Mountains  with the help of our premium vehicles. 

    Starting from our base in Stavromenos in Rethymno, our first stop is at the traditional village of Amnatos, with the view of Psiloritis mountain. At the main square of Amnatos is the memorial statue of Chariklia Daskalakis, who fought at the Arkadi Monastery in 1866.

    Heading south, we reach the Orthodox Arkadi Monastery, which dates back to the 16th century. The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance to Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt of 1866. 943 Greeks, mostly women, and children sought refuge in the monastery, after three days of battle and under orders from the hegumen (abbot) of the monastery, the Cretans blew up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to sacrifice themselves rather than surrender.

    Crossing the mountains, we stop at the Archeological Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, the exhibits span a period of three and a half millennia (3000 BC to 1300 AD) and include objects of art and everyday life from the Prehistoric, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.

    Continuing East-South we pass by small traditional villages of Mylopotamos Municipality and see the wild beauty of nature. Along the way, we meet goats, sheep and if we are lucky, we might see the Cretan vultures flying proudly over the Cretan sky.

    We reach Agios Silas possibly the smallest village of Crete, full of green, time for lunch, where you will taste traditional recipes made of pure local products.

    Ending up our tour by visiting Melidoni’s cave, known also as Gerontospilios. It was used for religious ceremonies. During the Minoan Civilization, it was a place of worship for Talos the bronze giant guardian of Crete who protected the island of Crete from enemies.


    Included:

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

    Fully equipped and comfortable 7-seater vehicles driven by multilingual and experienced drivers.

    Traditional lunch with exquisite flavors (Vegetarian/Vegan menu is available upon order)

    Insurance

    Entrance fee for Melidoni cave and entrance fee for the Archeological Museum of Ancient Eleftherna.


    Not Included:

    ❌ Beer, coffee, or soft drinks


    Discounts:

    Children from 4 to 12 years old pay 55€


    Cancellation Policy

    For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation  fees

    For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees

    Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees


    Notes

    1. Please provide accommodation details -hotel name & address
    2. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler
    3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.

    Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.

    For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.


    Book now through our website or contact us for more information at +30 2810 335227 or send us an e-mail at online@travelid.gr

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 🌞 Full Day
    • Price from: €85 per person

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