1. Savathiana Monastery Trip & Rodia Komboloi Class with Lunch
Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Crete combined with their warm hospitality. This 5-hour tour takes you to a small paradise on earth. Hop aboard a minibus to be taken to your destinations in comfort. First, visit the picturesque Monastery of Savanthiana, a hidden gem in the hillside villages of Crete. The way to the monastery offers a breathtaking view. Admire the beauty of the spectacular gardens. Marvel at the stunning mosaics that are found in every corner of the monastery. Learn about the history of this nunnery. Drink a cup of coffee or a Cretan herbal tea offered by the hospitable nuns and see the ornate weavings and handicrafts made in this monastery. After this peaceful visit, make your way to Rodia to meet Katerina, a Cretan artist. This mother of 3 followed her heart and talent to open a small workshop in a traditional house. She lovingly restored the house and now makes beautiful jewelry and the traditional Komboloi. Join Katerina to create your own Komboloi or worry beads. Pick the pearls and ribbons of your choice and get expert help to complete your personal rosery. Afterward, follow the narrow street to the quaint traditional Greek café run by Katerina’s mother. Taste a homemade Cretan lunch and enjoy the breathtaking views of Heraklion.