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.
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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
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...
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