Tour suggestions on Crete

Here are a few suggestions to day trips by car on Crete. They all concentrate on central Crete as this is where our holiday home is. And they all start and end at our holiday house in Exantis. But ofcourse anyone can let themselves be inspired by our descriptions to discover the countryside of Crete, its cultural and natural wonders.

Margarites, Moni Arkadiou and Rethymnon

This trip takes you to the pottery village Margharites with its century old tradition for making earthenware followed by a visit at the beautiful monastery of Arkadi and finally to Rethymnon with its Turkish and Venetian architecture in the old quarter at the harbour.

The Messara Plain

Explore the southern part of central Crete. Visit the archeological sites of Gortyn and the Minoan palace of Phaistos, the picturesque village of Vori and its interesting folklore museum before going to Matala for a cooling dive in the Libyan sea.

Knossos and Vossakos monastery.

Visit the major attraction of Crete; the Palace of Knossos and follow the old road through beautiful landscapes and pittoresque villages along the edge of the Psiloritis mountains. Visit the beautiful Vossakos Monastery as you head back for Villa Talea and Exantis.