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  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

The most amazing things will happen in the Apokoronas region. A day full of wine, gastronomy and history. First, you will visit a charming village, which has the historical – traditional museum of Apokoronas, with 7 rooms of Cretan history and great descriptions about the way of living in the past. There you can learn how the locals' lifestyle used to be back in the days, admire the traditional Cretan house and old everyday tools they used to work with. You will also discover the old and special knitting technique of “Kopaneli”!

Driving up to the foothills of the White Mountains, feeling the environment changing while you are heading to the local winery. There you will meet the specialists of the awarded “Romeiko”. Its production performed with a special way and its taste will blow your mind. Also, you will taste other wine varieties like “Vidiano”, “Vilana”, “Malvazia” and “Kotsifali”. The winery possesses a great view of the White Mountains and an impressive art gallery. There, you can see an ancient treadle, which is 500 years old, and walk around the herbal garden and the museum of traditional Cretan exhibits. Moving underground, feeling the heartbeat of the White Mountains, you will visit the cellar which is inside the cave where steadfast rocks cover the cylinder bottles.

The next stop will be in Emprosneros, the cradle of the Cretan revolution against the Ottomans. You will admire the ruins of Alidakis tower and visit the local cheese factory. After the tour of the factory, you will taste the local cheese varieties like ” Graviera”, “Anthotiros” or “Mizithra” and you will have the opportunity to observe the cheese-making process. There will be a combination of cheese tasting with Cretan rusk and “raki” or “rakomelo”! You are definitely hungry, so the next stop will be a local “kafeneio” in Fres village where you will have a traditional Cretan lunch. 

Please note: This tour includes pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or 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. Please make sure to check out the "Important information" section for further information about pick up places and times.

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Bottled water per person
  • English speaking, local driver/ escort and wine specialist
  • Wine and food tasting 
  • Cheese tasting
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Traditional Cretan lunch (if you have any special requirements, e.g. you are vegan/vegetarian or you have certain allergies/intolerances, please inform us in the booking process)   

What's excluded

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

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 hygiene 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 by the company).
  • The company is going to use only the 65%of capacity of each mean of transport (for buses more than 9 seats).
  • Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead. 
  • Important Note: This tour includes hotel pick up – drop off service for accessible by cars hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbour of Chania have 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.
  • Please note: If you want to be picked up from Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis or Kalives you will have to select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and inform us about your hotel name and address.
  • If you have any questions about the pick up points and times, please do not hesitate to contact us!
  • 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). 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • CULINARY
  • ARTS AND CULTURE
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • CITY BREAK
  • CITY TOURS

Guided Language

  • English

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Simply wonderfull

thank u all for an interesting rich, inspiring and lovely day, we knew that the smiley people of Crete had so much passion and love in them, all lovely , from coach to guide and food ...thanks

By Mark Karavan on 2019-06-25

Authenic Crete

Lovely day trip, met very friendly people, enjoyed mouth watering food. The villages were so authentic that time has really stopped decades ago, had much fun although perhaps the group of people was slightly larger than should. Recommended...

By Costa Dimarco on 2019-06-04

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