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Artistic And Spiritual Crete

  • Full Day
  • Crete
  • Artistic and Spiritual
  • Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Art tour
  • Phourni Minoan Cemetery
  • Interactive Art session: The ancient Greek Theater in theory and practice
  • Lunch in the Neoclassical Town of Archanes

DETAILED TOUR TIMELINE

  • Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Art tour

    You will start your day visiting the biggest archaeological collection of artifacts on Crete. You will explore the Minoan art and go deep into its significance and forms through unique artifacts, such as Minoan unique clay vessels, golden jewelery, impressive seal stones and seal rings, clay, ivory and faience figurines and figures, small sized statues and amazing frescoes.

  • Phourni Minoan Cemetery on Juktas sacred hill

    The visit to one of the most sacred hills on Crete follows. The hill of Juktas, the death place and rebirth place of the most important God of historic Crete, Zeus, as a survival and continuation of  the worshipping ritual of the Minoan “Great Mother” Goddess . A plethora of unique sites are located there dated from 3000bc down to 1100bc, such as Phourni cemetery with its Minoan and Mycenean  prehistoric tombs.

  • Interactive Art session: The ancient Greek Theater in theory and practice

    In a theater located inside the beautiful natural park you will explore the ancient Greek Theater in theory and practice through a two hours interactive experiential workshop. What do we know about the ancient tragedies? How is the worshiping of Dionyssos involved in the ancient theater practice? How does it feel taking part ourselves in an ancient Greek theater play?

    Your lab consists of theory, i.e. a lecture on the ancient Greek theater/drama, its origins and development, and practice, which includes acting, dance, movement and ‘logos'(speech) lessons working on an ancient drama text.

  • Lunch in the Neoclassical Town of Archanes

    You will enjoy our lunch in the Neoclassical small town of Archanes, where you have the chance of tasting the homemade Cretan cuisine in one of the town’s “mezedopolia” traditional restaurants serving local delicacies.

  • Tour Inclusions

    An Official Licensed tourist Guide

    Your private Transportation on a Premium class vehicle

    A professional Driver

    Your private Theater Session conducted by a Theatrologist

  • Tour Exclusions

    Your entrance tickets to the Sites

    Your meal, paid locally