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Crete Goddess Pilgrimage 2023

Crete Goddess Pilgrimage and Ancestral Priestess Path Pilgrimage with Katinka Soetens

Our 2022 Ariadnean Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete has finished and what a fabulously rich and powerful time we’ve all had!

I will be posting some of my experiences and insights in newsletters soon, so please do sign up for those here.

Soon the registration for the Crete Goddess Pilgrimage 2023 will open.
For now I am able to tell you the dates and investment, and to announce that there will be an ‘Early Bird rate’ until the 1st Jan 2023 for the limited places on this pilgrimage.

Date are 11th to 23rd June 2023, and there is a special early bird rate till January 1st, and as always, there are limited places on this tour.

Early Bird Fee is £1175,-
After 1st Jan 2023 Full Fee is £1375,-
(flights and food, entrance fees, and insurance etc not included!)

If you’d like to book you space early to avoid disappointment, a £400 deposit (non refundable) will secure your place.

Full non-refundable payment by 1st May 2023.

As announced before this year’s trip, I am unfortunately having to raise the price of this pilgrimage, as it can’t stay at the current rate to cover all the increases of costs everywhere. I am still committed to keep it as affordable as possible.

Here are just a few images of the amazing ceremonies and places we got to share this year in some of the best known, and more remote sacred sites of Crete.

I’d love to have as many sistar priestesses- or brother priests- of the Goddess with me on this unique journey, and am so happy that many return year after year, as they enjoy and value this pilgrimage so much.

The 2023 Ariadnean Goddess pilgrimage to Crete will include visiting:

😍  Matala, the red beach, Pheistos, Agia Triados, Kommos and the tholmus grave site,
😍 Knossos sacred site and Heraklion archeological museum,
😍 Mount Juktas, the original Labyrinth Skotino cave, Fournia priestess grave and Archanes,
😍 Malia Temple palace and artisan town, Gournia with it’s great ritual offering-, Bethyl -and Kernos- stones, and (poss) Sissi, and the Lasithi Plateau,
😍 Mochlos island with Priestess house, Neolithic house graves, sacred sanctuary and temenos,
😍 Zakros Temple palace and Gorge of the Dead,
😍 Myrthos and the Kato Simi sanctuary of sacred union dedicated to Aphrodite and Hermes.

Of course we will also visit fabulous beaches, stunning sea, delicious food and group sharing space, in great off the beaten track villages.
We will enjoy beach or mountain ceremonies, as well as ritual space in some of the sacred sites.

With simple shared accommodation in unassuming settings where we can feel the local energy and enjoy real, sometimes even wild, Crete, we will have an unforgettable time.

Costs and Conditions

Cost £1375.– / € equivalent

Early bird fee is £1175,- / € equivalent

Not included:

  • Flights to and from Heraklion. *
  • Historical/sacred site and museum entrance, food, travel/personal insurance including cancelation insurance and spending money.

Non Refundable Deposit of £400 secures your place, payable as soon as possible by paypal or bank transfer, referencing your name and ‘CRETE23’

Full payment by 1st May 2023

Please note: a full cancellation fee is payable if one decides to cancel the booked place after 1st May 2023.

To confirm your place on the tour, you need to pay your deposit referencing CRETE23 and your name.

  • Early Bird Fee
  • £ 1175
    • Early Bird Fee available until December 31st, 2022
    • A non-refundable deposit of £400 secures your place.
    • £775 after deposit.
    • The final /total payment is due on or before 1st May 2023.

Some more images from 2022 Pilgrimage


  • All individuals are responsible for their own wellbeing and possessions. Tour organiser is not liable for personal injury, loss or damages.
  • Flights arrival and departures need to be coordinated time wise, to fit with the pilgrimage schedule. Otherwise, alternative transport to and from where we are staying becomes the responsibility/arrangement and cost of the individual.
  • Changes to the tour programme subject to change as organiser sees fit or local circumstances dictate.

PLACE: Crete

DATE: June 11th to 23rd 2023