West Crete (Fodele / Rethymnon / Chania)

  • Duration

    Full day

Our first stop will be at Fodele, the birthplace of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a Greek famous painter of Renaissance and well known as El Greco. Then we drive further west until we reach Chania,  where we will visit the old town of the city, the famous Municipal Market (called Agora) and have time for lunch and shopping.

On our way back, we will have a short stop at Rethymnon  town, one of the best-preserved towns of the cretan renaissance. Strolling in the heart of modern Rethymnon the visitor will admire the oriental features of the Turkish period combined with renaissance-style Venetian architecture. Our last stop will bring us to the Arkadi monastery, which has a unique natural beauty, a prestigious history, numerous legends deeply rooted in the time, heirlooms and treasures.