Overview

  • Departure From: Crete
  • Starting Point: Departure time are flexible according your schedule. Pick Up from Sissi, Milatos, Elounda, Plaka, Agios Nikolaos, Kalo Chorio, Vathi, Malia, Stalis, Chersonisos, Analipsi, Gouves, Heraklion & Agia Pelagia.
  • Ending Point: Returns to original departure point or anywhere in Crete Island.
  • Duration: 10 Hours / Private / Tailor-Made
  • Type: ''Private Excursion''
  • Package Total Cost: €390
  • Package Cost calculated for: 14 persons

Highlights

Monastery of Preveli & Preveli Beach

On the shores of the Libyan Sea south of Rethymno, you will encounter the spectacular of Preveli beach. Follow the Great River along the Kourtaliotiko Gorge and discover small lakes and waterfalls in the verdant landscape. Within a small distance of the beach you will find the historic Preveli Monastery. Observe the special architectural details and the impressive lintels.


Description

The Monastery of Preveli is aged since the end of the 17th century.

Itinerary

The Monastery of Preveli is aged since the end of the 17th century. It flourished during the 18th and 19th century.

Two different buildings consist the Monastery:

• the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, which is closer to the sea and is also referred to as Piso (back) Moni (monastery).

• the monastery of Saint John the Baptist, also referred as Kato (lower) Moni (monastery), which is closer to the Megas (great) River.

The Monastery of Preveli has always offered support and shelter to all the people who needed them. The abbot Melhisedek Tsouderos was one of the local leaders in the revolution against the Turkish occupation (1821). Abbot Tsouderos' family was a branch of the royal family of the Byzantine Empire.

Much later, during the German occupation, the Monastery of Preveli became a shelter for the foreign troops that were trapped in Crete and hunted by the German Army. Two escape missions were organized and the troops were transferred safely to Egypt.

However the second mission became known to the German Army and they tried to arrest the abbot Agathagelos Lagouvardos.

Abbot Agathagelos was early informed about the german plans and managed to escape to Middle East. The German Army arrived at the Monastery on August 25, 1941 and interrogated and arrested the monks.

The german soldiers caused severe damage to the Monastery and transferred the arrested monks to the Firkas prison. Later they were released due to the strong pressure from various important persons of Crete.

The Monastery never gave up its action against the Occupation Army. The Monastery of Preveli has always promoted the art of icon- painting and many important icons are kept in its museum.

What's Included or Not

Included:
  • Your own Private luxury vehicle.
  • Chauffeur, Fuels, Parkings, Tolls.
  • Baby Seats & Booster Seats for your children safety.
  • Professional & Experienced Chauffeur, Tour Manager.
  • Tailor - Made Tour Program.
  • All Local Taxes & VAT
NOT included:
  • Gratuites (optional)

INCLUDED limousine service with your own chauffeur

Mercedes S-Class
MERCEDES S-CLASS (up to 4 pax)
Mercedes V-Class
MERCEDES V-CLASS (up to 7 pax)
Mercedes Sprinter
MERCEDES SPRINTER (up to 16 pax)

According to your passenger seats, we would try to choose the perfect luxury vehicle for your tour!
Chauffeur Services Included in Tour Package FREE!

Booking & Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
No booking or credit card fees!

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