Get a real glimpse of life for Cretans as you immerse yourself in their culture and traditions. Meet with locals from this picturesque village as an English-speaking guide provides interesting insight ... More info ›
Get a real glimpse of life for Cretans as you immerse yourself in their culture and traditions. Meet with locals from this picturesque village as an English-speaking guide provides interesting insight. Let your senses explore when you sit down for a delicious meal, partake in a wine-tasting and cheese-tasting, visit a raki distillery, and admire the beauty of this quaint village.
Embark on a full-day of immersing yourself in the Cretan culture when you visit a mountain village. Begin your journey with pickup at your hotel with your private group, led by an English-speaking guide. Enjoy an up-close experience with local traditions, cuisine, and interactions with cheese makers and chefs.
Meet with a shepherd in the mountains who will share many stories and legends about life in his village. Understand the connection of the people to the land. Learn about the art of cheese making in Crete. Benefit from the people's passion for cheese with a delectable cheese-tasting. Stroll through the lush vegetation and colorful flowers.
Head over to your cooking lesson, given by some of the local ladies of the village. Experience a hands-on lesson demonstrating local flavors and traditional cooking techniques. Learn about the Cretan diet, use of olive oil, and recipes including wild herb pies plus the use of wine leaves. Sit down to a delicious assortment of hot and cold plates called mezzes and enjoy wine selected from local varietals. Soak up the relaxing and beautiful environment as you eat your lunch.
Walk along the alleyways and neighborhood streets following lunch. Listen as your guide provides commentary about the history of this charming place. Find out about the resistance fighters and how Niko Kazantzaki, a famous novelist, made this place his home. Go to a cafeneion, a local bar. Visit an old kazani (a raki distillery) to see how this spirit is produced. Return to your hotel following a memorable day.