Agios Nikolaos Markt und Kritsa TourCrete, CretePreis 36,00 €
After pickup at your hotel, travel with your driver and your guide to lovely Agios Nikolaos, a bustling seaside town of 25,000 people named for Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. Visit the outdoor market, filled with fresh local fruit and vegetables, as well as local honey and olive oil. Agios Nikolaos is also known for its gold and silver jewelry, and you may see the smiths at work in their shops.
There's plenty of free time on this half-day trip, so feel free to wander Agios Nikolaos' streets, exploring the tranquil, boat-lined port. Or visit Lake Voulismeni at the center of town according to myth it's bottomless, and Artemis and Athena are said to have bathed here. Take a seat at an outdoor café and sip a coffee or do some serious shopping at many of the small boutiques that flank the narrow streets.
Next up, drive to picturesque Kritsa, one of the oldest towns on the island of Crete. Just outside Kritsa is a white-washed Byzantine church, Panagia Kera, that features frescoes dating to the 13th and 14th centuries. Kritsa is a center of the arts of weaving, embroidery and lace-making. Walk the very narrow streets (many designed to accommodate not cars but donkeys) and pop into shops selling items like tablecloths. Park yourself at a café and enjoy a refreshing libation. The 5.5-hour tour of two unique Greek towns ends with drop-off at your hotel.