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Pop-Up Tour: Easter Traditions in Crete

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the traditional celebrations of Greek Orthodox Good Friday with a local by your side to guide you.
  • Discover Argyroupolis village’s centuries-old history as you wander its cobbled streets, past carved tombs, old mills, and mini waterfalls.
  • Learn how the people of Crete celebrate Easter.
  • Savor homemade traditional Lenten food like the locals do during the 40-day Lent period before Easter.
  • Discover Crete’s culinary traditions and find out why it’s home to one of the healthiest diets in the world.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old

Celebrate Easter on the Beautiful Island of Crete

Spend Good Friday in the great outdoors exploring the picture-perfect village of Argyroupolis, set high in the Cretan mountains. Experience the traditional Easter celebrations that have been part of life here for many centuries, including the greatest of all feasts for Greeks! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering you the opportunity to get off the beaten path and celebrate Easter, Greek-style!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By joining this tour, you are helping to promote rural tourism, which supports local economies that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • Your tour highlights centuries-old Cretan traditions that could be lost if not preserved.
  • On this tour, you visit a 100% local, family-owned restaurant that serves traditional Cretan dishes.
  • All of the food you sample during your tour is locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, nibbles (a local dish with rusks, olives, tomatoes, and cheese), seasonal fruit, local sweets, raki (a local spirit)

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs, personal items, tips/gratuities for your guide. Light dinner will be at your own expense.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Meeting point: Dependent on departure city:
  • Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///indeed.offline.cobras
  • Starting time: 1.00 pm
  • Ending point: Chania city center or Rethymnon city center