Cretan Villages, Sfentoni Cave
This is an interesting route for the experienced travellers that want to explore authentic Crete.
No fancy restaurants and touristic places.
Driving through an amazing landscape, traditional villages of Crete, and points with incredible
view, we will approach the village of Zoniana. Here we find the Sfentoni cave, one of the biggest
and most beautiful caves of Crete, adorned with stalactites and stalagmites.
After that we drive to the traditional village of Axos. It is located at the north side of Psiloritis
Mountain, 600 meters above sea level. Ruins of the acropolis’ walls can still be seen today. It is
estimated that the city was inhabited from the Geometric until the Byzantine period. During the
6th century the number of churches reached up to 46, some of which still stand today.
In the center of the village there is a spring where you can drink fresh water coming directly from
Psiloritis, the highest mountain of Crete. You may also visit the museum with handmade statues
of olive wood.
Our last stop will be in Drosia Village to have lunch at a traditional tavern. You’ll have the
chance to taste grilled lamb or pork prepared in the special “cretan way”!
Transport with a/c deluxe taxi/mini van/mini bus
English speaking driver
Bottle of Mineral water & Snack
Duration: +/- 6 hrs
Please contact concierge for further information