Our first stop will be the Monastery of Chryssoskalitissa, which operates as a nunnery and looks like a fortress, perched on a 35m high rock overlooking the sea. The name of the monastery means Our Lady Gold-stepped in Greek and it is taken after one step out of its 98, which according to the tradition was gold. It is said that only those that truly believe in God can still see it. The temple of the monastery has two aisles dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Holly Trinity. The exact date of the establishment of the monastery is unknown.
Estimated time on site: 30 minutes
Our next stop is Elafonissi, in Greek “Deer island”. Elafonissi is an island located close to the south – western corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete and is part of Chania. When the weather allows it, it is possible to walk to the island on foot through the shallow waters. The island is a protected nature reserve. Exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise waters, will remind you of the Caribbean. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells. A breathtaking scenery! Here you will have as much time as you want to enjoy the water (free time).
Estimated time on site 2 hours 30 minutes.
On our way to Elafonissi there are many secluded but beautiful beaches with few people, if you would like more privacy.