Kato Karouzana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Crete: Traditional Dance Show and Buffet Dinner with Wine

Crete: Traditional Dance Show and Buffet Dinner with Wine

Early in the evening, under the starry sky, in a summer tavern with the atmosphere flooded with the aroma of jasmine and the sweet melody of lyre and bouzouki, in the ancient village of Karouzanos, you will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the traditional village and take a look at the rural life of this charming place. Then you will taste the traditional local dishes and the famous wine and shortly afterwards you will enjoy the unique grace of the Cretan dancers with their traditional costumes that will dance for you Cretan Greek and Folk dances. Catch up at the dance with them, follow in their footsteps and feel for an evening like Zorba. An ideal opportunity to have fun as Cretans, taste traditional dishes, learn a little more about the people of Crete and keep the memory of this wonderful night in your heart.

From Heraklion: Cretan Village, Dance Show, Dinner & Pickup

From Heraklion: Cretan Village, Dance Show, Dinner & Pickup

Explore a traditional Cretan village in the evening, try Greek cuisine, and watch a lively show of dancing and music on this entertaining trip. Begin with a beautiful drive through the mountains and arrive at the small village of Karouzanos. Enjoy free time to stroll around the narrow streets and old neighborhoods of the village. Take photos of the local architecture and gaze at the fantastic view of the Cretan mountains. Next, experience an unforgettable show as local musicians and dancers perform. Join in and learn how to dance traditional dance moves. Savor typical Cretan food at the local restaurant and sip on a glass of wine. Finally, after the show, head back to the bus for your journey back to your accommodation.

Cretan Night Experience, Dinner & Show

Cretan Night Experience, Dinner & Show

Intro: A Cretan night out with local food, wine, traditional music and the chance to get carried away in an experience you will never forget. All you need to bring with you is your good mood and your dancing shoes. Full Description: Our trip starts in the evening. After the pick up, we arrive at the small traditional village of Karouzanos, where you will be greeted by the locals. You will be surprised by their hospitality as they show you around and let you taste their local products like raki and honey. You will have time to walk around the village’s narrow streets and take pictures of the blossomed evening flowers and traditional houses. Then we are ready to enjoy the spectacle! Watch the dancers perform folk and modern dances dressed in the traditional apparel, accompanied by the Cretan Lyra and the modern bouzouki. Taste the delicious food cooked with locally produced vegetables, cheese, meat and olive oil. The wine and raki are endless for the stronghearted. The night does not end there though , you will have the chance to be a part of the show yourselves. The friendly dancers will teach you the steps so that you can feel like a modern Zorba and absorb the magic of the evening. Come with us to feel like a true Cretan.

Heraklion: Cretan Folklore Night with Buffet at Karouzanos

Heraklion: Cretan Folklore Night with Buffet at Karouzanos

Experience a night dedicated to music, dancing, and tasty local food Buffet during this Cretan folklore night in Karouzana, a traditional village near Heraklion. Sip on wine and taste local products such as cheese, olive oil, and meat during a buffet meal. Reaching the ancient village after pickup, walk through this magnificent place and experience the locals’ hospitality. At dusk, enjoy a traditional feast. Taste delicious dishes with cheese, virgin olive oil, meat, and other products of Cretan soil. Get treated with the wine, listen to the sound of the Cretan Lyra (Greek musical instrument), and take delight in looking at the dancers, dressed in their traditional costumes performing Cretan and Greek folk dances. At the end of the night, join the dancers, who will teach you the basic steps. Dance with others using a special 2-meter band so that everyone can keep a safe distance while having fun. Have a good time while still feeling safe: eating and drinking will be individual and sterile as required by law and waiters will wear masks and gloves. The seats and the tables will also have the appropriate spacing in accordance with legal requirements.

From Heraklion: Village Cretan Night, Live Dancers & dinner

From Heraklion: Village Cretan Night, Live Dancers & dinner

Begin your excursion with a scenic drive through the majestic mountains, arriving at the delightful village of Karouzanos for a four-hour exploration. Here, you're invited to delve into the village's allure, meandering through its slender streets and heritage-rich quarters while soaking up the extraordinary mountain vistas and the vibrancy of local life through your lens. Upon reaching the taverna with our guide, anticipate a cultural feast as local musicians and dancers take the stage for a riveting show. Enjoy the tastes of Cretan cuisine and sip on local wines, all before joining the residents in a dance that promises to make the evening even more unforgettable. The celebration culminates with a return bus journey, which may extend beyond an hour, retracing our steps back to your initial pick-up spot. The time may adjust according to traffic and varied pick-up points. As the vibrant Karouzanos night draws to a close, cherish the kaleidoscope of memories made amongst friendly locals, amidst the flavors of Greek gastronomy and the toasts of shared libations. It's a heartfelt goodbye to an evening that's bound to echo in your narratives for years to come.

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What people are saying about Kato Karouzana

Overall rating

4.2
(19 reviews)

Great time. We went there with our rental car. When we arrived, we would never have believed that there could be such a charming site in the middle of the mountain. There was no French guide when we arrived but the welcome was warm and well organized. We had a wonderful meeting with other French people and the atmosphere was great. For the buffet, it was okay, you still eat as much as you want and so does the wine. In any case, I recommend it, I would leave the ridge with this good warm moment.

Was a good tour in itself, but one thing was very negative: During the meal the group performs and you are brought on stage. During this time the plates with the food that you haven't finished are taken away so that they can close the buffet faster. Just let the people eat, that's what you paid for :) unfortunately only 3 stars

The best time I have in Crete was taken this tour, a perfect mix between culture, music, dance, gastronomy and fun. I recommend this extremely. I was even picking up and drop in my accommodation. Food was delicious and driver was friendly.

The evening will be remembered forever. Super delicious food, delicious wine and a great show! We were very excited and would recommend it to everyone!

the dances, the songs, the kindness and availability of all the professionals.