The 7 Villages Of Apokoronas Tour – Explore East Chania Mainland

Details

DURATION

6-7 hours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

18 people max

SCHEDULE

Monday, Thurstday and Saturday

TYPE

Organized

PICK UP TIME

09:00 am

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Highlights

  • Learn about the Cretan way of life
  • Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas.
  • Tour of a local distillery and “Raki” tasting
  • Unique hidden monasteries and churches en route
  • Learn everything about old traditional Cretan handcrafts
  • Discover the secrets of the Cretan spirit “Tsikoudia”/” Raki.”
  • Visit a cheese factory and taste the local dairy products.
  • Taste the local bread and cookies in a traditional bakery
  • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” (small “meze” restaurant)
  • Explore the villages of Apokoronas through unique nature routes

ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

Dive into Cretan Cultural History

Following a route through nature and traditional Cretan villages, you will arrive in Gavalochori village and visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas. The seven rooms will reveal everything about history, handicrafts, and people’s everyday lives in the previous centuries.

1st Stop

Dive into Cretan Cultural History

2 nd Stop

Awaken your senses with local products

2nd Stop

Awaken your senses with local products

Leaving Gavalochori, driving towards Vrises village, you will stop by a traditional distillery. You will discover the secrets of the local spirit “Tsikoudia” or “Raki” and learn everything about its production. First, you will tour around the traditional part of the distillery and then the modern one’s facilities. Tasting is following combined with delicious local products.

3rd Stop

Taste the flavor of Cretan cheeses

The experience of the 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.

3rd Stop

Taste the flavor of Cretan cheeses

4 th Stop

Time for lunch !

4th Stop

Time for lunch !

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

What’s Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Bottled water per person
  • English speaking, local driver/escort
  • Museum entrance fee
  • All tours in distillery, cheese factory, bakery etc
  • Cheese tasting
  • Distillery fees
  • Bakery fees & tastings
  • Traditional Cretan lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group tour (up to 18pax)

ADULTS

95 EURO P/P

CHILDREN(7-12)

65 EURO P/P
INFANTS(0-6)FREE
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