A journey into the past and present of the Amari Valley

The Amari valley, located in central Crete, is an area of unspoiled nature, monuments and villages, where visitors can experience an authentic, diverse landscape shaped by the surrounding  mountains of Psiloritis and Kedros. On this tour, we visit historic monuments, such as the Arkadi monastery, several Byzantine churches dating back several centuries ago, and an archaeological site from Minoan times. We visit a couple of quiet, picturesque mountain villages, where we also sit for a cosy, relaxed lunch. Expect our table to be packed with authentic, hearty Cretan plates. We walk through the stunning gorge of Patsos and among some ancient olive trees, some of which are over 2,000 years old! At the end of the day, we head back home full of mental images of the real Crete.


  • Experience first hand the diversity of the Cretan landscape
  • Visit historic monuments
  • Walk around villages off the beaten track

Duration: 09:00 – 17:30

Meeting Point: Rethymno

Price: The cost for the trip is €95 per person. Children aged 6-12 pay €80. 
Including Minibus transportation, Meal in local tavern, Nature walks, Entry fees, Local guide.