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Explore East Chania Mainland - The 7 villages of Apokoronas Tour

Explore East Chania Mainland - The 7 villages of Apokoronas Tour - Chania, Greece

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Chania, Greece

From USD
$87.97

A unique tour through traditional Cretan villages. The nature landscape and the culture signs will take your breath away...

Tour Highlights

  • Learn the ancient knitting way of “Kopaneli”
  • Visit the Ottoman fortress of Aptera
  • Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas
  • Explore the villages of Apokoronas through amazing nature routes
  • Visit a Cheese factory and taste the local dairy products
  • Unique hidden monasteries and churches
  • Walking in the fields and the pure nature
  • Visit a “Raki” distillery and discover the secrets of the local spirits
  • Learn about the Cretan way of life – live like a Cretan
  • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” with the locals
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
  • Discover the history and mythology of Crete

 

Description

This is a tour of a unique area of Apokoronas, the East part of Chania Region.  Heading to Apokoronas one of the first villages is Aptera ... More info ›

A unique tour through traditional Cretan villages. The nature landscape and the culture signs will take your breath away...

Tour Highlights

  • Learn the ancient knitting way of “Kopaneli”
  • Visit the Ottoman fortress of Aptera
  • Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas
  • Explore the villages of Apokoronas through amazing nature routes
  • Visit a Cheese factory and taste the local dairy products
  • Unique hidden monasteries and churches
  • Walking in the fields and the pure nature
  • Visit a “Raki” distillery and discover the secrets of the local spirits
  • Learn about the Cretan way of life – live like a Cretan
  • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” with the locals
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
  • Discover the history and mythology of Crete

 

Description

This is a tour of a unique area of Apokoronas, the East part of Chania Region.  Heading to Apokoronas one of the first villages is Aptera. We will visit the Ottoman fortress and get ready for the breathtaking view of Souda bay and the valley of the province.  Stand there and admire the 360ο view from this high point.  Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages like Stylos and Armenoi and we will arrive in Gavalochori village and visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas, 7 rooms of Cretan tradition and unique handmade knitting artworks. An old lady will show us the mind-blowing knitting technique of “Kopaneli”.

We will pass through Kalives village and then “Xirosterni” to visit the local family “Raki” destillery. You will have the chancce to learn, and if you are lucky, to see the whole Raki production and taste of course this delicious Cretan spirit. Leaving Xirosterni, in a few minutes you will be sitting by the river of Vrises village enjoying a cup of Greek coffee and admire the endless beauty of nature. Then we will see an old olive mill and the way of olive oil-making in the past. The village of Emprosneros is following and the ruins of Alidakis, the Ottoman Comander of Apokoronas, tower. We also visit the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. The experience of Cretan cheese-making process follows.. We visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. After that we will visit also Vafes, Vatoudiatis or Alikampos (depends on the season).

After that we will have lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the countryside way of life. You will have the chance to see the pure beauty and feel the real Crete around you. Apokoronas is one of the most historical places in Crete because of its people. You will definitely understand that while talking with them and hearing their stories. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal his secrets a whole place is ready to be explored by you!

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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

The Real Cretan Cooking Experience - Chania, Greece

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Chania, Greece

From USD
$87.97

Join us and live an incredible journey through the Cretan cuisine and culture... 

Tour Highlights

  • Introduction & welcome drink
  • Vegetable picking from our own garden
  • Walking up to the mountain paths and exploring nature
  • Cooking lessons in traditional Cretan recipes
  • Taught in the private home kitchen of a local
  • Hear the stories and origins behind each dish
  • Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages
  • Preparing the appetizers and dessert
  • Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties
  • Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  • Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean Diet
  • Enjoying the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around
  • A nice surprise at the end
  • Guiding by the place owners

Description

Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains we will prepare with you some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes ... More info ›

Join us and live an incredible journey through the Cretan cuisine and culture... 

Tour Highlights

  • Introduction & welcome drink
  • Vegetable picking from our own garden
  • Walking up to the mountain paths and exploring nature
  • Cooking lessons in traditional Cretan recipes
  • Taught in the private home kitchen of a local
  • Hear the stories and origins behind each dish
  • Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages
  • Preparing the appetizers and dessert
  • Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties
  • Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  • Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean Diet
  • Enjoying the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around
  • A nice surprise at the end
  • Guiding by the place owners

Description

Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains we will prepare with you some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meats, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.

You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, feel, smell, touch and taste the pure products of mother earth. We’ll also reveal the secrets of the local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products we will use. We will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with our own hands, learn how we, Cretans, cook.

After our magnificent cooking experience we will follow a path into the mountain walking inside the pure nature. Exploring the area, we will see the traditional Cretan shepherds hut called ''Mitato'', we will enter an olive field and see how we harvest the olives and learn more about the flowers and the blooming vegetation. Returning to the house you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese and prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki”. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine you will feel just like heaven on earth! Meanwhile our meal will be ready. We will taste our own dishes, paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy and unique Mediterranean diet and the well known Cretan food, has already been revealed in front of your eyes.

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Cretan Villages with Traditional Lunch

Cretan Villages with Traditional Lunch - Vatos, Greece

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Vatos, Greece

From USD
$95.11

Enjoy a ride through some traditional Cretan Villages and a home made lunch at Vatos Village, cooked by your local host. Experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Cretan art of cooking.

If you are interested in learning about life in authentic Crete, we invite you for a ride through some of the most traditional Cretan Villages, which will end with a home-cooked lunch at a traditional Cretan home, which is located at Vatos Village ... More info ›

Enjoy a ride through some traditional Cretan Villages and a home made lunch at Vatos Village, cooked by your local host. Experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Cretan art of cooking.

If you are interested in learning about life in authentic Crete, we invite you for a ride through some of the most traditional Cretan Villages, which will end with a home-cooked lunch at a traditional Cretan home, which is located at Vatos Village. There’s something about experiencing village life in another country that gives the traveler a feeling of deep authenticity. Village life is a fascinating thing. It’s slow. It’s authentic. It’s traditional. And on this 4 hour tour through the countryside of Crete, you can get a deep sense of what the life is like on this Greek island. After your hotel pickup, prepare to get an impressive peek at a way of life many outsiders don’t get the chance to see. Depending on your pickup location, on your way to our destination, you will experience the picturesque Cretan province, and will arrive at Vatos at approx. 10:00am. You will experience the art of making fresh bread, visit the local church, its beautiful yard, the school, the fountain where the locals used to wash their clothes, Sofia's distilleries, and our Cretan Spiti, where you will see how a traditional house in Crete is like. After Vatos, we visit Spili, where you will have free time to enjoy the local coffee and some souvenir shopping. Next stop is Lambini, for a visit at the local church and a stop at the village kafeneio (coffee house) for a taste of raki. 

When the Village tour comes to an end, we will arrive back at Vatos Village and Vangelios house where its owner will invite you into its premises.  Vangelio was born and raised in a Cretan Village, and will wholeheartedly invite you into her traditional Cretan home and create a unique atmosphere that will turn this visit into a highlight of your trip. You will first taste a fresh baked bread from a traditional oven. She will teach you about Cretan culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. She will share stories about Cretan true lifestyle and chat with you while you will taste and enjoy some Cretan meze snacks like dakos with feta cheese and tomato, apaki (sun dried pork tanderloin), wine and Cretan raki. All the dishes are made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. Enjoy the experience of meeting new people and honoring us by becoming a part of our family.

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Traditional Cooking Class at Vatos Village Crete

Traditional Cooking Class at Vatos Village Crete - Vatos, Greece

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Vatos, Greece

From USD
$118.88

Learn the art of Cretan cooking and experience our traditional way of life, in our house at a village based in the heart of Crete.

‘Spiti’ means home – so “Cretan Spiti” is our home that you are welcome at, during this cooking experience. Although this activity highlights the traditional factor of the Cretan lifestyle, on the other hand a “traditional” description of its “programme” hardly does it justice ... More info ›

Learn the art of Cretan cooking and experience our traditional way of life, in our house at a village based in the heart of Crete.

‘Spiti’ means home – so “Cretan Spiti” is our home that you are welcome at, during this cooking experience. Although this activity highlights the traditional factor of the Cretan lifestyle, on the other hand a “traditional” description of its “programme” hardly does it justice. This may sound vague, but during these 6 hours (approximately) you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Greek art of cooking. It is not what you will do, it is mostly how you will do it. During this time you will learn traditional tips and cooking methods that have made Crete and Greece, loved by its friends and visitors, but most importantly you will instill the hospitality and the everyday lifestyle of a traditional Cretan family. To become a bit more specific, after you are collected from your hotel (or the port or the location you prefer) and transferred to Vatos Village, Vangelio, born and raised in the Cretan Village, will wholeheartedly invite you into her traditional Cretan home and create a unique atmosphere that will turn this visit into a highlight of your trip. You will first taste a fresh baked bread from a traditional oven. Vangelio will share stories about Cretan true lifestyle and chat with you while you will taste and enjoy some Cretan meze snacks like dakos with feta cheese and tomato, apaki (sun dried pork fillets), wine and Cretan raki. All the dishes are made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. You will wander through “ sohoro” her vegetable garden and olives, and learn about local organic farming and enjoy a wonderful time. And then onto the kitchen where we you will make stuffed courgette, stifado, local goat meat with potatoes, and everything else in our Cretan Spiti’s traditional menu. All guests, will be supplied with protective equipment (aprons) from the Cretan Spiti farm-estate. Most cooking ingredients will be readily available in special bowls in the kitchen area ready for the menu preparation. Vangelio will guide you through the whole procedure, giving the opportunity to everyone to master their cooking skills. There is a small intermission between the preparation and the tasting stage, which can be used for a short period of relaxation and to enjoy the company of those around you, but after that lunch starts, where you can consume as much as your belly holds. There are many other details to the “class” that we could share with you but the essence is that as you can see, this is much more than learning to cook a fabulous Greek meal. It is also about family, conversation, food and culture and becoming a member of a family that perhaps you didn’t even know you had. It is quality time in the home of someone close to you, finding yourself in their kitchen helping to cook, enjoying the experience of meeting new people and honouring us by becoming a part of our family.

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OLD CITY AND HARBOR COMBO TOUR

OLD CITY AND HARBOR COMBO TOUR - Chania, Greece

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Chania, Greece

From USD
$70.14

Duration: 2 hours Starting point 25, Chrisanthou Episkopou Street - Venetian Port.
On this tour you will see all the historical sights of the beautiful Old City & Harbor of the Venetian Port ... More info ›

Duration: 2 hours Starting point 25, Chrisanthou Episkopou Street - Venetian Port.
On this tour you will see all the historical sights of the beautiful Old City & Harbor of the Venetian Port. You will also hear all the historical information about the monuments from the audio guide system. Furthermore you will visit from west, Nea Chora with the waterfront traditional taverns till the exterior of the east Venetian walls, near the sandy beach, Kum Kapi area.

  • Group: 2-6 persons
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Practice: 5-10 min before the tour
  • Historical information through Audio Guide System (EN, SP, DE, FR, RU, IT, NO, GR)
  • Cost 60€/per person
  • Children under 16Y.O 10% discount
  • Complimentary: Photos & bottle of water
  • Starting point 25, Chrisanthou Episkopou Street - Venetian Port.
On this tour you will see all the historical sights of the beautiful Old City and all the graphical points of this large area and explore all the Venetian Port widely. You will also hear all the historical information about the monuments from the audio guide system. Furthermore you will visit from west, Nea Chora with the waterfront traditional taverns till the exterior of the east Venetian walls, near the sandy beach, Kum Kapi area (in the old days a village of poor North African slaves who lived in tents and huts and did all the harsh jobs in the portside). This region was called in Turkish Kum Kapisi (Gate of the Sand) from the Venetian gate which is still preserved in our days. Today kum Kapi is one of the most developed districts of the city which gathers thousands of visitors every summer who come to enjoy the view to the sea and the numerous high quality cafeterias and restaurants. Some of the monuments you will see are:
  • The Municipal Market of Chania, The Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (Trimartiri), The Catholic Church, Franciscan Monastery of Aghios Fragkiskos, The Jewish Synagogue (or "Ovriaki"), The Venetian Walls, Nea Chora - The Beach of Chania, The Egyptian Lighthouse, The Navy Museum, The "Firka" Fortress, Giali Tzamisi, The Byzantine Wall, The Grand Arsenal, The Venetian "Neoria", The Gate and Rampart Sabbionara, Koum Kapi, Splantzia, The Temple of Aghios Rokkos, The Dominican Temple of Aghios Nikolaos - Hiougkar Tzamisi (the Mosque of 'Igemonas'), The Temple of Aghia Ekaterini, The Temple of Aghios Eleftherios, Topanas, The Proto-Minoan Settlement of Kasteli.

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HALEPA TOUR

HALEPA TOUR - Chania, Greece

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Chania, Greece

From USD
$53.50

Duration:1 hour & 30 min                             Starting point 25, Chrisanthou Episkopou Street - Venetian Port.
On this tour you will discover the exterior of the east Venetian walls, near the sandy beach- Kum Kapi area  and then a graphical residential  Halepa area ... More info ›

Duration:1 hour & 30 min                             Starting point 25, Chrisanthou Episkopou Street - Venetian Port.
On this tour you will discover the exterior of the east Venetian walls, near the sandy beach- Kum Kapi area  and then a graphical residential  Halepa area. You will also hear historical information from the audio guide system.

  • Group: 2-6 persons
  • Duration: 1 hour & 30 min
  • Practice: 5-10 min before the tour
  • Historical information through Audio Guide System (EN, SP, DE, FR, RU, IT, NO, GR)
  • Complimentary: Photos & bottle of water
  • Starting point 25, Chrisanthou Episkopou Street - Venetian Port.
Halepa area played an important role in the history of Crete, as the famous "Halepa Agreement" was signed on October 1878 between Ottomans and Cretans for the assignment of a limited autonomous regime in the island. You will also see traditional and beautiful buildings, as well as the consulates of the Great Powers, the school of San Joseph, where nuns taught French and savoir vivre to the rich girls, The Palace ( which was the house of the High Commissioner Prince George in 1898 and since then it was called The Palace), the Residence of the Prime Minister of Greece – Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as the elegant church of Aghia Magdalene – Build by Price George and was dedicated to Mary Magdalene in commemoration of a visit of his sister Maria to Chania - wife of the Grand Duke of Russia.

In detail, the monuments you will see are:

The Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (Trimartiri), The Gate and Rampart Sabbionara, Franciscan Monastery of Aghios Fragkiskos, Giali Tzamisi, The Byzantine Wall, The Grand Arsenal, The Venetian "Neoria", The Gate and Rampart Sabbionara, Koum Kapi, Halepa, The House of Eleftherios Venizelos, The Palace, The Holy Temple of Aghia Magdalene, Splantzia, The Temple of Aghios Rokkos, The Dominican Temple of Aghios Nikolaos - Hiougkar Tzamisi (the Mosque of 'Igemonas'), The Temple of Aghia Ekaterini, The Temple of Aghios Eleftherios.

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