Crete

Monday 30th April – Monday 7th May 2018


Deposit 350 euros




THE GODDESS IN CRETE

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

 

 

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

Special guest for morning/evening chanting and some tours: Anique Radiant Heart – High Priestess 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 – 30 April – Arrival

Arrival at Heraklion by 1pm where you will be picked up by our fabulous driver Deborah, and driven to Chrissi Amoudia Hotel Bungalows.

Settle into your personal bungalow, have a swim, beach walk or 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 – 1 May 2018  – 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 by the ocean and we’ll pick up a few items for ceremony (and SHOP!) in the Heraklion markets.

 

3rd day – 2 May 2018  – Skortino Cave and Knossos Temple

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

10am Bus Tour to the sacredness and majesty of the Skortino cave, then a taverna lunch and onto the famous Knossos Temple with its enchanting Throne room. Purchase some gorgeous goddess statues or other Crete goodies and back to hotel for a beautiful ceremony before dinner.

 

4th day – 3 May 2018  – 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 Aegean Sea for those brave enough… A healing ceremony on the beach, singing in the bus on the way home and a Greek Banquet Dinner and dancing!

 

5th day – 4 May 2018  – Archanes

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 Temple and Tomb of the Unknown Priestess.

A local lunch and then back to our hotel for R&R before Temple sharing and then dinner.

 

6th day – 5 May 2018  – Sedoni Cave and Elithia Cave

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

10am Bus Tour up the mountain area to the famous limestone Sedoni Cave and a guided tour.

Another local taverna under the trees for lunch and then towards the coast to the primal Eliathi Cave for a potent ceremony there.

Back to the hotel for dinner and downtime.

 

 

7th day – 6 May 2018  – Malia Temple

A sleep in and later time Chanting in Temple and check in circle before breakfast.

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 possible dip in the sea.  Rest before dinner and our Closing Ceremony that evening.

Lunch at Malia beach and more shopping  and a possible dip in the sea.  Rest before dinner and our Closing Ceremony that evening.  Possible night out at the local Karaoke bar for those that are game!

8th day – May 2018  – Leaving

Breakfast and drop off to Heraklion airport at 12pm – or stay an extra few hours/days and do some shopping in Hersonnisu. 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): 1525 Euros/person based on 6 full paying passengers

A non-refundable deposit of 350 euros to be paid by 1 December 2017

The price includes 7 nights in Hersonnisou in a 4 star hotel, a private bungalow and all meals and drinks in the hotel, airport transfers (conditions) and the bus transport on the island. The hotel will provide a tasty packed lunch to take with you each day – or you may wish to lunch at the local tavernas (like we do!) which is approx. $20-$25 per meal.

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 outside the hotel, other meals, tips for personal favours and personal shopping.

Deposit 350 euros




Contact:

Maree Lipschitz menright@bigpond.com or

Deborah Franco drfranco@iinet.net.au