This excursion gives you the opportunity to see a wonderful beach, to have fun and to learn a few things about the local culture. In the morning you will leave for the "Palm Tree" beach of Via, this beach is a protected area not only for its natural beauty but also because of the kind of palm trees that you can only find here in all of Europe. Until midday you will have time to enjoy yourself in the water and on the beach. Afterwards we will go to the monastery of Toplou, which dates back to the 14th Century, apart from its religious meaning, the monastery was a shelter for refugees and people from the resistance, you will also be able to admire the Cretan Ikon Art master pieces which are on show. Later at the port town of Sitia, you will have time to enjoy a coffee. On the way back we will visit the picturesque town of Ierapetra. which is the only city on the south side of Crete.