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