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!

What is included in this tour
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/guide
  • Museum entrance
  • Cheese tasting
  • Raki Tasting
  • Traditional Cretan lunch
  • Liability insurance
  • Certified services with ISO:9001
  • Certified services with ISO:9001
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group tour

Whats not included in this tour.

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Gratuities (optional)
Request for Price
1

  • Schedule
    All Year
    Every Monday – Thursday – Saturday
  • Location
    Chania
    Departures from Chania
  • Duration
    Approximately
    6-7 hours
  • Terms & Conditions
    Don’t forget
    -The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when it is considered necessary , for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
    -Reservations must be made 24 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.

    -If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.

  • Pick up times
    08:15-08:45
  • Tour starts
    09:00
  • Create your private tour with us
    Join us
    If you wish to book your own tour with your family or friends, we will be happy to create with you the schedule and give you some nice ideas for a memorable tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a unique offer.
  • Children Price
    Discount
    Children up to 6 years old – Free
  • Tour Reviews

    There are no reviews yet.

    Leave a Review

    Rating