Excursion to Rethymnon and Phodele


Wednesday July 4, 2007

Departure time : 15:30  from the Conference site.

Leaving behind us the province of Milopotamos and its centuries old olive trees and the range of mount Ida we arrive at the Monastery of Arkadi for a very short visit. During this tour we also visit the old town of Rethymnon where Turkish and Venetian well-preserved houses can be seen, the fountain of Rimonti and minarets give us the sense of Oriental culture.

After that we follow back to Heraklion with a short visit to Phodele village , with its orange and lemon groves. The village is also known as the birthplace of the famous Cretan painter, El Greco.



                       Rethymnon                                     Monastery of Arkadi


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