This private tour starts from Elounda or Agios Nikolaos
The tour explores Messara plain, in the south. Driving through beautiful scenery, we will visit Gortys, one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Greece, with an unbroken history of 6,000 years with just some parts open to the public: the church of St. Titus, the Odeon and the famous Plane Tree. We then will continue for Phaestos, an important center of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful ancient city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period through the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C. We will visit the palace with its superb architectural composition and construction, considered to be the finest and most typical of all Minoan palaces. Our next stop will be at the coastal Matala, known for its wonderful sandy beach and the caves carved into the rocks. You will enjoy a swim and lunch before the return journey back to the hotel.
- Visit the site of Gortys
- Visit Phaestos ancient city
- Enjoy swimming and lunch at Matala
- Private transport with a/c mini van
- English speaking hiking guide
- Entrance tickets
No. 2386 - From Elounda or Agios Nikolaos – Phaestos, Gortys and Matala
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