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ECO TRIP

You will experience the wild beauty of the land and you will become acquainted with the residents.

   Itinerary

We will start our excursion by paying a visit to Maria's traditional Wood Oven Bakery.

It's a traditional bakery that passes from generation to generation.There we will have a small demonstration of creating Cretan baked delicacies. After that we can have a nice breakfast and taste all the delicious products they bake. And yes... some raki is always in order.

1st Stop :

Maria's wood oven bakery

Our next stop will be an antiquated monastery, St. George of Discouri, so as to embrace our religious customs.It is considered one of the oldest monasteries of Crete.The abbey of Dioscouri reminds us a small fortress as it was built at the last period of the venetian domination; at that time an invasion of the Turkish army was likely to happen and the Venetians were building fortresses all around the island. At the monastery besides the central temple and the eminent picture of st. Georgios,the chambers of nuns and the marvellously decorated guest house, the visitors could also visit the museum of the abbey and admire the heirlooms.

4th Stop :

An antiquated Monastery

Secondly, we will visit Axos village where a resident, mr. George, makes spectacular huge wooden sculptures by using departed tree pieces from all over the island.It is remarkable that one will be able to see here a three-meter sculpture of Hercules killing the lion of Nemea. The artist is inspired by the history and the tradition of our island. 

2nd Stop :

Giorgo's wood sculpture museum

Next, is the highlight of our Eco trip! We will go near the top of Psiloritis (mountain of Idi). The mountain of Idi, also known as Psiloritis, unveils all the beauty of Crete under its snow-capped peaks. In the Doric atmosphere of this rugged land, men are bred to farm for a living and search for the real meaning of life in the simplicity and wisdom of nature. Specifically we will go to a "Mitato" (the traditional shelter of a shepherd in the mountains) where we will meet Mr. Antreas, who will welcome us to his “home”. We will enjoy fresh local lamb, charcoaled in the oldest traditional way: “antikristo”. A unique experience to remember!

5th Stop :

Mr Andrea's mitato

At this stop, grandma Antonia going to visit will show you the traditional process of knitting and weaving. Firstly, she welcomes us with a glass of raki and some traditional cheese pies (kalitsounia). Afterwards, she will show us from scratch the procedure of taking sheep wool, processing it and turning it into thread.  Our beloved granny is also adept at creating traditional, wedding bread, decorated in the most wonderful way ever.

3d Stop :

An antiquated Monastery

Last but not least, our guests will have the chance to drink a traditional Greek  coffee at a "forgotten" small village.

Garazo is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno,on the road leading to Perama. The agricultural settlement Garazo is built at an altitude of 270 meters, between Psiloritis and Tallaia mountains, and maintains the traditional city design of the late Venetian period and the Ottoman rule.

Historically, Garazo has always belonged to the province of Mylopotamos. Moreover, the fortified position of the settlement provided security to the leaders of the Cretan Revolution, who gathered there many times to make important decisions.

6th Stop :

Stavro's coffee place

Details

Tour Duration

8 hours

Level Of Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Max: 20 people

Schedule

Friday-Monday

Type of Trip

Organized

Transportation

Air-conditioned 30-seated bus

  What is included on the Tour:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • English or French speaking, local driver/guide

  • Tickets for the museum and monastery

  • Liability insurance and local taxes.​​

  • Transport by air-conditioned van

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Lunch

  • Commemorative gifts

  • Photos and Video taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail

  • A lot of Raki and laughs :)

Price List 

  • Adults : 75 euro per person 

  • Children (6-12 years old) : 56,50 euros per child

  • Infants (up to 5 years old) : Free

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