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  3. Heraklion
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South Crete: Hippy Beach and Agia Farangi Gorge Tour

Product ID: 73672
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Find moments of peace on a tour of the south of Crete. Walk in the footsteps of hermits and swim in the sea at one of the most stunning beaches. Watch the sunset at the hippy beach of Matala and more.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from all hotels in the areas of Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes and Heraklion. Pick-up will be on the main road of at the entrance to your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the south side of Crete
  • Visit the hermit monastery of Panagia Kaliviani
  • Get back to nature in the Asterousia Mountains
  • See some of the caves where hermits lived until 1985
  • Watch the sunset during dinner at the famous hippy beach of Matala
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and head towards Mires before making your way to the south coast. Stop at the monastery of Panagia Kaliviani to see the old icon depicting the Annunciation that gave the monument its name.

Journey through traditional villages to reach the entrance of the spectacular Agia Farangi gorge. Marvel at the natural beauty of the sacred site and look at the forest of oleander bushes and other plants among the rugged rocks. Discover some of the large caves were hermits lived until 1985.

Walk to the rock Church of St. Anthony, where the last transept, built in the 15th century, is preserved on an ancient olive tree. Exit the gorge at a stunning beach of fine pebbles and clear-blue waters, and cool down with a swim by the natural arch and under the vertical cliffs.

Return to the car and visit the hippy beach at Matala. Soak up the last of the sun and explore the prehistoric caves before a sunset dinner in one of the small taverns by the sea.
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes or Heraklion
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Dinner with wine and water
  • Live guide
What’s Not Included
  • Extras during the coffee breaks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for children under 6 years old or handicapped persons
• Make sure that your health is in good condition for this trip
• Wear trekking or comfortable shoes
• Bring water, your swimming costume, sun protection and money for extras
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Product ID: 73672