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Minoan East Crete

  • Full day
  • Crete
  • Artistic and Spiritual, Hiking and Nature
  • Gournia Minoan town, industrial area and Minoan Arts center
  • The sacred olive tree of Kavousi, a 3250 years old natural Monument
  • Interactive Art session: The Minoan sacred Nature Dance in theory and practice
  • Lunch and swimming opportunity in Mochlos village
  • Mochlos Island: the amazing Minoan port town and trading center

DETAILED TOUR TIMELINE

  • Gournia Minoan town, industrial area and Minoan Arts center

    Your day will start by visiting the amazing excavations of the Minoan industrial small town, trading and arts center of Gournia. You will be walking along prehistoric houses, pedestrian alleys, art workshops and cult areas. You will explore how everyday people lived in the Minoan period and seek for the similarities with life today in Crete.

  • The sacred Olive Tree of Kavousi and the Minoan Nature Dance

    By the oldest olive tree of the Mediterranean- a 3250 years old natural monument you will experience an hour and a half dance session on the Minoan seasonal dances depicted in Minoan Art. 

    Based on ancient postures, you will attempt an approach on the Minaon ritual Dance through a lecture and a practice session. Welcoming the Spring, awaking the Land, Swirl fertility Dances, Tree or Altar Dances are some of our thematic cores. Music and natural elements will accompany your attempt and help you go deeper into this unique experience.

  • Lunch and swimming opportunity in Mochlos village

    In the traditional small village of Mochlos, in one of the few villages on Crete formed literally on the water, you will have a swimming and lunch opportunity.

  • Mochlos Island: the amazing Minoan port town and trading center

    By a small boat you will reach the island of Mochlos, one of the most important Minoan sites on Crete, flourishing port town and ancient trading center.

    Minoan shrines, workshops and a prepalacial cemetery, brought to light a plethora of unique finds, through the excavations. Mochlos had become the focus for new industries including the manufacture of gold jewelery, stone vases, and faience 4000 years ago, while the presence of workshops in Mochlos using raw materials like gold, implies trading relations beyond the island of Crete.

  • Tour Inclusions

    An Official Licensed tourist Guide

    Your private Transportation on a premium class vehicle

    A professional driver

    Your Minoan Dance session conducted by a professional choreographer and dance teacher

  • Tour Exclusions

    Your entrance tickets for the Sites

    Your meal, paid locally