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Crete Goddess Pilgrimage 2024

Crete Goddess Pilgrimage and Ancestral Priestess Path Pilgrimage with Katinka Soetens

Come and follow the memory of ancestral Goddess loving people and Her priestesses, as well as the signs of the Goddess, in the sacred landscape of Crete.

The Late Neolithic and Bronze Age Ariadnean civilisation of Crete was the last pre – patriarchal culture in Europe, honouring life, beauty, women and men and living in the ways of Goddess.

This fertile land still holds the mysteries and offers a wonderful way to connect back into the Ways of the Priestess through the reclaimed libation rituals, sacred dance and symbolic movement, oracle tradition and deep underworld journey of the labyrinth.

The Cretan civilisation was abundant, amazingly advanced in arts and science, medicine and craft, agriculture and sea faring. The Ariadnean Goddess culture of Crete at this time was gift economy based, free trading and peaceful for over a 1000 years.

The beautiful landscape of Crete holds memory and allows easy access to the resonance of these ancestral times, temples and culture.

We will follow the memory of ancestral Goddess loving people and Her priestesses, as well as the signs of the Goddess, in the sacred landscape of Crete.

On this journey we will dance and create rituals in Her ancient temples, we will open to Her voice in magical Cretan nature, visit sacred caves and labyrinth, find beaches to relax into Her presence and connect deeply to the ancient Goddess Priestesses in priestess graves. We will explore Ariadnean temples, sites, musea and art as well as enjoy sunshine, beautiful sea and delicious food.

Throughout our tour, we will connect to our ancient heritage: of love between men and women, of priestesses and empowerment, of wisdom, sacredness of the body, sacredness of all life, and wisdom of the Goddess.

Come celebrate life together, with elemental ceremony and deep connection to the Ancestors and Goddess of this sacred land.

We’ll stay in simple, shared room accommodation, some of which have breakfast included, in some of the most delightful, and less touristic places in Eastern Crete.

Further specifications:

  • English spoken tour, reasonable mobility essential.
  • Walking sandals, and sun cream use advised.
  • Bring swimming towel.
  • Small suitcases please to be able to fit all luggage into our transport.

* Please note the tour programme starts on Monday pm 10th June, at Heraklion airport and ends 23rd June later pm at Heraklion airport. If arriving earlier or later, please contact us, but arrange to meet us at the appointed time and place.

This 2024 Ariadnean Goddess pilgrimage to Crete is now full!

Please register your interest in the June 2025 Pilgrimage to be informed as soon as information becomes available. In the meantime, join our newsletter to be amongst the first to hear of other future offerings in Crete, Cyprus, Santorini and Malta.

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 2024 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.

Full pilgrimage programme will be sent upon booking your place with your deposit payment.

Costs and Conditions

Cost £1375,– / € equivalent

BUT, we have an exciting limited time only EARLY BIRD payment offer: £975.- / € equivalent (a non refundable deposit of £400 to secure your place and this super offer must be paid by October 15th 2023 and the balance of £575 by December 31st 2023; if you want to pay all in one go, it’s £975 by October 15th 2023).

Non Refundable Deposit of £400 secures your place, payable as soon as possible by paypal or bank transfer, referencing your name and ‘CRETE24’

Full payment of the rest (£975) by May 1st 2024.

Please note: a full cancellation fee is payable if one decides to cancel the booked place after 1st May 2024.

Not included:

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

To confirm your place on the tour, you need to pay your deposit referencing CRETE24 and your name.

  • Tour Fee
  • £ 1375
    total
    • Limited time only Early Bird Fee of £975.- / € equivalent. (a non refundable deposit of £400 to secure your place and this super offer must be paid by October 15th 2023 and the balance of £575 by December 31st 2023; if you want to pay all in one go, it’s £975 by October 15th 2023).
    • The Crete Goddess Pilgrimage 2024 Fee costs £1375.- / € equivalent. The cost includes a £400 non-refundable deposit required asap to secure your place, and a non-refundable balance of £975, to be paid before 1st May, 2024.
    • (Flights and food, entrance fees, and insurance etc not included!)

    This 2024 Ariadnean Goddess pilgrimage to Crete is now full!

    Please register your interest in the June 2025 Pilgrimage to be informed as soon as information becomes available. In the meantime, join our newsletter to be amongst the first to hear of other future offerings in Crete, Cyprus, Santorini and Malta.

Some more images from 2022 and 2023 Pilgrimage

Testimonials

“Ahhh I loved this tour! Highly recommended! I would do it again in a heartbeat.” Stephanie Allison Schudel

“It is fantastic tour – you will really feel you are treading in the footsteps of yourself in a previous incarnation !” Les Cloutman

“Loved this journey with Katinka.” Elaine Wattam

“People, don’t miss it! I did it. Absolutely unforgettable!” Laura Ghianda

“Loved loved the experience, love this land and Katinka’ unique guidance! Wish one day I can return! Xxx.” Luiza Frazao

“Superb experience!!!!!” Erin McCauliff

“It is the greatest! Xxx” Charlotte Haigh

Disclaimer

  • 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 10th to 23rd 2024