1) Agia Sofia Cave.
We’re going to visit Cave of Agia Sofia with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Within 40 min of Chania we reach the tree-lined gorge of the Village of Topolia. There is a 300-meter-high wall and the little chapel of Agia Sofia built in a cave. Here you will be able to explore the many stalactites and the unique view of the gorge. 'The Romanza' canteen is the place to refresh with an array of Cretan specialties and delights. You will spot the local men wearing traditional Cretan clothing from decades ago.
This stop lasts about 30 minutes and then we continue south.
2) Chrisoskalitissa Monastery.
A visit to the Monastery of Chrisoskalitsa is a must. Tradition has it that one of the 90 stairs to the top is a Golden Stair, from where the monastery gets its name. It is said that only a person without sin can see the Golden Stair. The monastery is still cared for by its faithful nuns. The surrounding view is exceptional. Located at 285 m above the sea level this place is truly sublime in its natural beauty, spirituality and history. Remember that to visit this place you need to wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders. This stop takes half an hour, then we head straight to the beach.
3) Elafonissi Beach.
We arrive at Elafonissi around noon. By far one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Elafoissi is situated on the south-west coast. A tropical effect is created by its white and pink coral sands. Head to the right for shallow water in a small enclosed lagoon ideal for the children. A walk through the lagoon to the islet is most worthwhile as you will discover this unique coastline. This place is so unique with its unbelievable colors, and unique history. The coral sands and warm shallow waters attract swimmers, spear fishermen, and windsurfers from the world over. Beaches are very well equipped. You can rent beach beds, umbrellas and have lunch here. 3 hours.
4) Elos Village.
Our journey will end with a traditional meal at a Cretan tavern in the village of Elos. Return to Chania area, travel time 1 hour 15 minutes.