Zorba the Greek

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Zorba the Greek

The ideal tour for those who are looking for a short excursion to escape town and visit the picturesque Seitan Limania bay, the beautiful monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) and the famous beach of Stavros,made famous by Anthony Quinn in the film of Zorba the Greek. All attractions are only a very short drive from Chania’s old town located on the Akrotiri (Peninsula).

6 hours
book this excursion
up to 2 days in advance
departures from Chania:
daily upon request
departure place:
Chania center or from your hotel - please indicate your pick up point when booking ( for pick up points 15km+ away from Chania's center, an additional fee will be charged)
departure time:
9.30am (flexible time)
services included:

personal pick up and drop off with flexible start time

private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide

transfers in a fully air-conditioned car/van

entrance tickets to the monastery

traditional Cretan lunch (including drinks)

all taxes

services not included:

Personal expenses

prices (VAT included)

Prices per group:

Of 1 adult  –      340 euros

Of 2 adults –     370 euros

Of 3 adults –     450 euros

Of 4 adults –     560 euros

Of 5 adults –     625 euros

Of 6 adults –     690 euros


Price per child:

0 to 2 years old – FREE of charge

3 to 12 years old – 50 euros per child

cancellation policy

2 days in advance before departure - retention of deposit

less than 2 days before departure – 100%

Your local guide will meet you at your preferred location within the Chania town region. Your private daytrip will start with a visit to the picturesque Seitan limania bay where you will have the option of either just enjoying the view from the top of the cliff or hiking down for a swim if you are in good shape and aren’t particularly afraid of heights.
Next, we will be visiting the beautiful monastery of Agia Triada ("Holy Trinity"). The monastery was built in the 17th century with Byzantine-style architecture on the orders of a Venetian family. It has wonderful gardens and a museum where you can admire important religious icons and a rich collection of codices.
The monastery is still functioning today. Its monks are engaged in the production of wine and olive oil which you can taste in the monastery catacombs while your local guide talks you through the production process.
Going through local fields with plantations we will next reach the beach where you will have plenty of time to enjoy a swim. Stavros beach offers sunbeds and umbrella amenities and it is generally sheltered from the wind therefore making it perfect for swimming and especially safe for children.
This tour would not be complete without a delicious lunch in a traditional taverna in the fishing village of Stavros savoring Cretan local recipes.
At the end of your tour, our mission will be accomplished – you will leave with enjoyable memories and a much better understanding of Cretan lifestyle.
PLEASE NOTE: As this tour involves walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended, please do not forget your sunglasses, towel, swimming suit and sun hat.

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