The most untouched part of the island. Visit picturesque city of Sitia,Toplou Monastery & Vai Palm Beach

Tour to East Crete! The most untouched part of the island. Visit picturesque city of Sitia with its amphitheatrical building orientation and the fortress of Kazarma still protecting it by the corsairs of Aegean Sea!

After driving by the coastline onto the rustic dry hills, you will visit the historical Toplou monastery, built on the 15th century. There, after a walk around its unique architectural style facilities, you will have the opportunity, to taste its monasterial organic wines, produced in their winery which is located a few meters further.

You will continue our tour, visiting the majestic beach of Vai, that is part of the biggest palm forest of the Mediterranean Sea. There, you will stop for a few hours and swim into the crystal-clear waters of east Crete.

Then you can enjoy a meal in one of the countless local tavernas that are creating delicious, unique dishes, often using their own farming products.

Price includes

  • Hotel pick-up / drop off
  • A luxury vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Fuel
  • All taxes
  • Water and snacks

Price excludes

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums & other sites
  • Professional tour guide
  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips
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Useful tips

Comfortable clothing & shoes

Summer in Crete can be hot and during our tours we may need to walk around. For this reason, we suggest you wear comfortable and light clothes and shoes suitable for walking.

Sun protection

The Cretan sun is strong, so please take all necessary measures to protect yourselves. A hat, sunglasses and sunblock are your best friends! Do not forget to drink water frequently to stay hydrated.


Photographs are allowed throughout the tour, unless indicated otherwise by a sign in restricted areas.

Accessibility & Special needs

If you are a person with special needs or of restricted mobility, please inform us beforehand in order to adjust the tours accordingly and take care of all the details that will make your trip comfortable and pleasant.

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