Crete

A sacred tour and pilgrimage for women who love the Goddess, and are interested in the ancient Priestess ways.

Please note: this is a suggested itinerary, the sequence of the days may change.

 

 

 

With Maree Lipschitz—Priestess Aphrodena, Presiding Priestess; and Deborah Franco—Priestess Iphimena—Guardian of the Sydney Temple of the Global Goddess.

Small group – women only — personal bus – lunches at fabulous local tavernas – group ceremonies at sacred sites – dinners and dancing.

 

1st Day: Monday 13th May: Arrival

Arrival at Heraklion by 1pm where you will be picked up by our fabulous driver Deborah (aka the Magick Carpet Driver) and driven to Chrissi Amoudia Hotel Bungalows.

Settle into your personal bungalow, have a swim, take a walk on the beach or have a rest and then at 6pm meet us in the Temple for our Opening Circle, introductions and intentions, followed by dinner with all our new Goddess sisters.

 

 

2nd Day Tuesday 14th May: Heraklion Archaeological Museum

8am Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

10am bus tour to Heraklion Archaeological Museum to see the powerful artefacts and statues of the Goddesses and Priestesses found in the temples of Crete. Be astounded by the size and scale of the Knossos Temple and the beauty of the Snake Goddess. Lunch at a beautiful Greek taverna and we’ll pick up a few items for ceremony (and shop) in the Heraklion markets. Back to the

Chrissi and a Greek Banquet Dinner and dancing!

 

3rd Day Wednesday 15th May:  Archanes and Skortino Cave 

8am Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

10am bus tour to the extraordinary Archanes Museum with Priestess remains and artefacts and then to the Fourni burial site and Tomb of the Unknown Priestess where we will do a special ceremony.

A local taverna lunch and then descending into the sacredness and majesty of the Skortino cave.

 

 

4th Day Thursday 16th May:  Paliani Monastery and Knossos Temple

8am Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

10 am bus tour to the Paliani Monastery built on an ancient temple site and a visit to the sacred healing myrtle tree thousands of years old and an ancient byzantine art church. Then a local taverna lunch and onto the famous Knossos Temple with its enchanting Throne room (High Priestess Room) where we will do a beautiful ceremony. Then purchase some gorgeous Goddess statues or other Crete goodies and back to hotel for a debrief and dinner.

 

5th Day Friday 17th May:  Phaistos Temple, Southern Crete

8am Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

10am bus tour to the wild and rugged southern side of Crete and the Phaistos Temple where the famous Phaistos disk was found.

Lunch at a taverna at Kalamaki Beach and a dip in the Mediterranean Sea for those brave enough. Healing ceremony on the beach and singing in the bus on the way home.

 

 

 

6th Day Saturday 18th May:  Sfendoni Cave

8am Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

10am bus tour up into the mountain area of Anogia to visit the famous limestone Sedoni Cave (with a guided tour).

This is the land of Amalthea, Goddess of the Goats.  Lunch at another local taverna under the trees and shopping for beautiful linen and crocheted products by the local women. Back to the hotel for debrief, dinner and downtime.

  

7th Day Sunday  19th May: Malia Temple

8am Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

10am bus tour to the beautiful coastal Malia Temple —teaching temple of the Priestesses and a magnificent omphalos stone.

Lunch at Malia beach and more shopping and a ceremony by the sea and dip for those who want to.  Rest before dinner and our Closing Ceremony that evening.

 

 

8th day Monday 20th May: Leaving

Breakfast and drop off to Heraklion airport at 12pm – or stay an extra few hours/days and do some shopping in Hersonissos. Blessed Be!

 

This pilgrimage was life-changing for both of us and we want other women to feel the extraordinary power of the Goddess in Crete and feel Her Ancient Footsteps as we journey through this beautiful, wild rugged land. Please join us! x  Maree & Deborah

Package price (excluding airfares): €1550 Euros/per person based on 6 full paying passengers. Early Bird rate €1450 to be paid in full by 30th  November 2018.


Early Bird Rate


A Non Refundable deposit of €350 will secure your seat on the bus.


Non refundable deposit


The price does not include the air travel to and from Crete, any entrance tickets to the Caves and Temples (approx. $10-$20 AUS dollars), drinks and taverna meals outside the hotel, tips for personal favours and personal shopping.

Maree Lipschitz menright@bigpond.com or

Deborah Franco drfranco@iinet.net.au