• Duration: 6 Hours
  • Easy
  • Electronic Voucher

  • Pick up available
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Description

This is an original authentic meeting with the unique area of Apokoronas, the East province of Chania Region. Heading to Apokoronas, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery into the mountains while you make your way across Cretan villages.  Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages like Stylos, Tsivaras and Kalives you will arrive in Gavalochori village and visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas. The 7 rooms of it, will reveal everything about history, handcrafts and the everyday life of the people.

Leaving Gavalochori, driving towards “Xirosterni” we will visit the local family “Raki” destillery passing by Kalives. There,  you will watch the whole Raki production from the beginning and taste of course this delicious Cretan spirit drink. In Vrises, the next village we will find on our way, you will enjoy the view of the river and the square.

The village of Emprosneros is following to see the theatre “Mikis Thodorakis and the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. The experience of Cretan cheese-making process follows.. You visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. You will also taste some olive oil on warm bread, cookies and Cretan biscuits in the local bakery.

After that you will enjoy lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the countryside way of life. You will have the chance to see the pure beauty and feel the real Crete around you. Apokoronas is one of the most historical places in Crete because of its people. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal his secrets a whole place is ready to be explored by you! 

Highlights:

  • Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas
  • Learn everything about old traditional Cretan handcrafts
  • Explore the villages of Apokoronas through amazing nature routes
  • Unique hidden monasteries and churches
  • Visit a Cheese factory and taste the local dairy products
  • Taste the local delicacies in a bakery
  • Visit a “Raki” distillery and discover the secrets of the local spirits
  • Learn about the Cretan way of life in the past
  • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” with the locals
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
  • Discover the history and mythology of Crete 

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

Itinerary

Enjoy a Greek coffee and the ideal landscape of Armenoi village

Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas

Learn everything about old traditional Cretan handcrafts

Explore the villages of Apokoronas through amazing nature routes

Unique hidden monasteries and churches

Visit a Cheese factory and taste the local dairy products

Taste the local delicacies in a bakery

Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” with the locals

Meeting points

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • English speaking, local driver/guide.
  • Morning coffee.
  • Museum entrance.
  • Cheese tasting.
  • Bakery fees.
  • Traditional Cretan lunch.
  • Certified services with ISO:9001.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
  • Small-group tour.

What's excluded

  • Gratuities (optional).
  •  Additional food and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.

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

  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience.
  • 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.
  • 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, pickups 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

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Guided Language

  • English

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