Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing
- Duration: 3 hours
- Private group
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Undoubtedly the highlight of a brilliant Crete holiday was the tour to Arkadi Monastery organised and led by the knowledgeable and professional Michalis of ebikes Rethymno. Suitable for all ages and abilities we cycled round the Rethymnon countryside making several stops at significant sites to learn for example the importance of the olive industry in the local economy and to visit buildings of historical importance. Before returning we enjoyed a delicious lunch of local specialities in a taverna overlooking the bay.
Nicky our guide was excellent. The pace of the visit was just right. Her level of knowledge was superb and she made it come alive for us. She gave us the right amount of information and was always willing to answer questions. The tour was very well organised. My only disappointment is that there were many people and the small bus was virtually full so no possibility of social distancing.
Boat is living from the port. Plenty of space to park the car. There is a big snack inside the boat with drinks/food. They take credit cards. Overall, it’s more like a ferry that bring you to a place more than a tour so if you are expecting this it is okay.
Boat transferring a large group (few dozens to hundreds of people) with public announcements in different languages, has a paid cafeteria and multiple decks. Beaches were fantastic. Did not feel short on time in either of the stopping points.
We had an amazing experience touring knossos with Akrivi. She informed us well and answered all our questions. You can tell she has a lot of knowledge and passion for the subject. I would recommend this tour.