• Duration: 6 Hours
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Description

It only takes a few hours to get hooked on Cretan Cuisine. The ultimate tasting experience for you and your family. Off the beaten track, through amazing countryside, the less touristy Apokoronas region will enchant you. Meeting the local producers is a unique opportunity to understand their way of life and welcoming nature. Olive oil, tsikoudia, bread and rusks and cheese are on the menu today. Find out how each and every one of those masters creates those fine delicacies. Learn the process, watch and get tips, first hand. Try the Cretan delicacies at a local “kafenion” in one of the pretty villages, located at the foothills of White Mountains.   

Through an amazing route passing by villages of the province, you will arrive in the foothills of the White mountains. In the village of Embrosneros, you will first stop in a bakery to taste the local bread, cookies and biscuits and then to a traditional cheese factory. The secrets of “Graviera”, “Anthotiros” and “Mizithra” cheese will be revealed in front of your eyes. After the explanation of each cheese’s production, you will taste them combined with local honey and rusk (dry bread).

The last stop will be in a local coffee shop (“Kafeneio”) where the Cretans enjoying also meals. Incredible flavours and traditional recipes are waiting for you in the charming square of the village of Fres. This light lunch will introduce you to a lot of elements of Cretan cuisine and gastronomy. People say that taste is our best sense. After this tour, your tasting memory will be increased and full of new flavours!! 

Your transfer is included and it's free, simply note your hotel info during the booking process

Itinerary

Pick up at Hotel by local driver/guide, drive to Apokoronas Region and our first stop in an olive mill (production of olive oil)

We start by enjoying a lovely route to Apokoronas, among the olive trees and sunny surroundings we pay a visit to a local traditional olive mill.

Visit to the tsikoudia distillery at Xirosterni village (the art of making our local spirit

Tried raki (tsikoudia) already ? Lets see how this local spirit is produced, in Crete the distillery process is an opportunity for a celebration among locals.

Old bakery works in Embrosneros village and in the local cheese factory.

Lets watch how the old bakery works and taste the local bread, biscuits and rusks. Our day isn’t complete without a visit to a traditional cheese factory. Follow a step by step demonstration of how our famous cheeses of Crete are made.

A stop at a local taverna/kafenion for light lunch.

Have you seen how the locals in villages simply take it easy ? Lets enjoy a stop at a local taverna/kafenion for a delicious light lunch. Taste the traditional Cretan delicacies and enjoy the simplicity and freshness of the local products.

Drop off at hotel at early afternoon.

Back in our hotel with lots of smiles and with a great taste of Crete and its people.

Meeting points

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Bottled water per person.
  • English speaking, local driver/escort.
  • All tours in the olive mill, distillery, cheese factory, bakery.
  • Cheese tasting.
  • Olive oil tasting.
  • Distillery fees.
  • Bakery fees & tastings.
  • Traditional Cretan lunch.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges.

What's excluded

  • Gratuities (optional).

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Our fleet will be fully cleaned and sanitized after each transfer and trip.
  • Mandatory use of masks and gloves for drivers and escorts during transfers and tours.
  • Hand sanitizers antiseptic will be provided during clients’ embarkation.
  • Clients are obliged to use masks during their stay on the bus. (Masks & gloves will be provided from the company).
  • The company is going to use only the 65%of capacity of each mean of transport (for buses more than 9 seats).
  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.
  • Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accessible by cars hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbour of Chania are having limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that are staying in the old town and the Venetian harbour have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) on this specific time. For small group tours, pick-ups from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi regions are NOT included.

Pick up Times per area:

08:40 am Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis.

09:00 am Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (For hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi) 

09:15 am Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora) 

09:25 am Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbour, East Nea Chora) 

09:35 am GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbour, Chania city centre) 

09:40 am Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighbourhood, East old town and Chania city centre) 

10:00 am Kalives (For hotels in Kalives area) 

Categories

  • CULINARY
  • CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Guided Language

  • English

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