One Tour, 8 Beaches of Akrotiri. We will drive around the peninsula of Akrotiri, stop for a swim in some of the best beaches in Crete

Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Capacity: 1-8 persons

tour highlights

Visit some of the most popular beaches in the peninsula of Akrotiri.

Explore Katholiko monastery and it’s caves.

Enjoy a traditional meal in a local restaurant

Customize your Tour:
● If you don’t wish to visit the Katholiko monastery, you can choose Ayia Triada or even add to the tour a visit to a local beer brewery or winery. Furthermore, you can visit the non easily accessible beach seitan limania either by foot or by renting a boat from marathi beach (approx. 100€).
● If you wish to customise the tour even further, please let us know in the request form your ideas and we will help you to have an unforgettable tour.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking driver
  • Air-conditioned mini van
  • Cold soft drinks and beverages during our journey
  • Beach equipment (snorkeling, kids equipment, umbrellas, bath towels)
  • Power chargers
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • First aid kit
  • Liability insurance

What’s not included

  • Snacks and meals

Don’t forget to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Walking shoes

Your tour, your way: We understand that each traveler, or traveler group, has specific interests around which they plan their holiday. So, you can add or remove an activity in the suggested itinerary. Please do let us know in advance using the contact us form. However, if the total duration of the tour is more than 8 hours, there is an additional fee of €30/hour.

8 Beches of Akrotiri Tour Additional Information

Stavros beach is a seaside village. One characteristic feature of the area is the very steep camel-shape mountain Vardies rising opposite the harbor of Stavros. The mountain is famous, because it is where Anthony Quinn danced the famous Sirtaki Dance in 1964, in “Zorba the Greek” movie. Stefanou beach is located at the position of Seitan Limania. The widers area name is Seitan Limania, after the wild landscape, the steep cliffs and the strong sea streams, therefore someone needs to be careful while hiking there. Here are situated three parallel narrow coves, well protected from the waves. Other beaches that you will visit are Kalathas beach, Tersanas beach, Maxairida beach, Marathi beach (for lunch), Loutraki beach.

Katholiko monastery is located inside the gorge Avlaki, at a short distance from the sea. However, someone can access it, through a stepped and carved cobbled path that starts from the monastery Gouverneto, passes near the church of Saint Anthony (Agios Antonios) and from the Cave of Panagia Arkoudiotissa and ends at the Katholiko monastery. After that, if you keep walking to the sea, you will find yourself in a wonderful small fjord with turquoise waters, where there are the ruins of the old harbor of the monastery.

The monastery complex was founded at the site of the cave where Saint John the Hermit or Xenos died during the 11th century. After the death of Saint John the Hermit, this wider inaccessible area known as Arkoudovounia became one of the most important ascetic centers in Crete. The cave was turned into a temple (it celebrates on September 20) and the surrounding cavities were originally a refuge for the hermits, while later some monk cells were also built.

PHOTO GALLERY of the tour