In this Full day Guided tour we selected our most favorite places on the island—picturesque Eleousa village and it’s historic surroundings, a unique 15ct. Byzantine church with old mural paintings, the Prophet Ilias summit and it’s remarkable hotels, the most traditional village of the island - Embona, and one of the most beautiful Medieval castle - Kritinia!
Visit Eleousa village—built by Italians and served as an army base with some 30,000 Italian soldiers. They have left behind a sanatorium building, a church, and a beautiful fountain that stores water brought from the mountains. You will then stop to explore the historic 15 ct. Byzantine church of St. Nicolas Foundouklis. As you admire the impressive wall paintings, you will learn the history of this important monument. Continue the tour upwards the mountain Profitis Ilias and visit two luxury hotels named Elafos and Elafina (meaning the Doe and the Deer). One of the hotels is renovated using as many original features, fixtures, and fittings as possible! After the drive to the mountain village Embona, which is one of the loveliest on the island. The area is famous for wine production and tasty village food! At the end, we will WOW-you with one of the most breath-taking sites of the Western coastline—16 nearby islands into the endless Aegean blue horizon from the top of the medieval castle in Kritinia! We can’t wait to reveal you all of that!
- Pick-up time approx. 09:30
- Stop in Eleousa Village to explore
- Guided tour in St. Nicolas Church Foundoukli
- Stop in prophet Ilias mount to explore
- Wine tasting in Embonas village
- Free time for lunch in Embonas village
- Stop in Kritinia's Castle to explore
- Return back approx. 16:30
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