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Chania Area: The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 84540
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Take in the beauty and history of Apokoronas on a visit to area villages. See ancient monuments and scenic countryside. Enjoy a traditional lunch.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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English, Greek

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Visit a "Raki" distillery and discover the secrets of the local spirits
  • Taste extra virgin olive oil with warm bread at the local bakery
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional "Kafeneio" with the locals
Full 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 "Gavalochori". Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages you will visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas, 7 rooms of Cretan tradition and unique handmade knitting artworks. An old lady will show you the mind-blowing knitting technique of “Kopaneli”.

Pass through Kalives village and then “Xirosterni” to visit the local family “Raki” distillery. Have the chance 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 at the village of Emprosneros. The experience of the Cretan cheese-making process follows. Visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. After that an olive oil tasting with warm bread in the local bakery. Try the delicacies of the baker and his pure extra virgin olive oil.

After that, have lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the way of life in the countryside. 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 its secrets, a whole place is ready to be explored by you!
 
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from specific locations in Chania region
  • Personal driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned luxury transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Cheese tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
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• Please provide specific details about your hotel's location

From US$ 99.01 per person

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Product ID: 84540