Tour from Heraklion port to Arolithos & Thrapsano villages
Visit the magnificent Cretan nature and taste a unique hospitality!
Recommended for groups of more than 15 persons and travel agencies
Meet your escort and embark on your A/C bus from Heraklion port.
You will be driven through the rural landscape and enjoy the special natural beauty and diversity of Crete. The first stop will be in Thrapsano village, the pottery “metropolis” in Greece. The village has an extensive history and tradition concerning handmade pottery artifacts and the crafting, in particular, of large-sized ceramic storage jars called “pitharia”. That was the basic storage vessels in Crete from the Minoan era till today. Visitors can purchase items. The tradition dates back to ancient times and the pottery art is inherited from fathers to sons until today.
The participants will go on by their luxury bus to visit the village ofArolithos, a perfectly preserved traditional Cretan village. The visitors can explore the area through the tree-lined narrow streets and experience the indoors of a typical Cretan village. They will also see everyday objects, local artifacts and Cretan arms. Finally they will have the opportunity of tasting local delicacies and wine.
Duration: 4 ½ hours approximately
Bus transfers and guide or escort, all taxes
Note: wine tasting and snacks are not included in the price