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Explore the treasures of the Cretan land with a tour through the ambrosial flavors of Chania!

  • #Culinary
  • #LocalExperience
Duration
6 hours
Availability
Wednesdays
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Wednesday at 9.30 am       
Private Tour: Daily upon request, starting time can be customized

FROM
84/Person

Tour Highlights

Embark on an extraordinary journey through Crete’s cuisine and culture with a day full of luscious tastings. Explore the land of Chania and come across the Apokoronas province, a location hidden from the curious eyes of tourists. In just a few hours, get the opportunity to experience Crete like a true local and taste authentic Cretan goodies.

Explore Chania and learn about the history and culture of Crete

Visit small family businesses and meet the local producers

Taste the Cretan olive oil, raki, cheese, honey and other delicacies

Roundtrip transfers with luxury minivan

What you will taste on this tour:

  • Cretan olive oil
  • ‘Raki’ or ‘Tsikoudia’
  • A variety of local cheeses
  • A variety of baked goods
  • Traditional Cretan cheese pies
  • Greek salad
  • A traditional Cretan recipe of eggplants with tomato sauce
  • Sweet Sfakian pie with cheese and honey for dessert

What you can expect?

This compelling tour will begin with a stop at a local olive mill, where you will be introduced to the olive oil production and learn all about its finest form: extra virgin olive oil. Additionally, you will get a step-by-step explanation of the olive oil-making process. Its luscious texture and flavor is a good enough reason for you to come back for more.

After the olive mill visit, you will head to a local distillery in Xirosterni village, where you will discover the secrets of the ‘tsikoudia’ or ‘raki’ production, one of the most famous and loved spirits of Crete and Greece altogether. Giving you a comprehensive picture of how the spirit is being made, within the distillery, you can learn both the traditional and modern production methods. The educational experience will, of course, end with a tasting of the spirit, just so you can have an opinion yourself. It’s for educational purposes only, we promise!

Following a picturesque route through Chania’s villages in the comfort of your minivan, you will arrive in the foothills of the White mountains. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, we prove you wrong with a visit to a local bakery in the village of Embrosneros, where you will taste the succulent, superior flavors of local bread, cookies, and biscuits. From there, the tour will take you to a traditional cheese factory. The secrets of 'graviera', 'anthotiros' and 'mizithra' cheese will be shared with you. Pair them with local honey and see for yourself why this combination is as magical as it sounds. 

Last but not least, the tour will conclude in a local coffee shop, or ‘kafeneio’ as we say it in Greek, where apart from coffee, you will be able to savor a traditional Cretan lunch. Sit and relax on the square of Fres village, while tasting the unique flavors of Cretan gastronomy. Your meal, consisting of traditional cheese and spinach pies, an eggplant-based local dish and sweet Sfakian pies with cheese and honey, among others, will be impossible to forget.

Don’t let a minute pass by without a new experience during your stay in Crete, with this tour full of culture, nature and heavenly delights! Your body and soul will thank you for it!

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off with luxury minivan
  • English speaking, local driver/guide
  • Olive mill visit and tasting of extra virgin olive oil
  • A visit to a traditional distillery and tasting of raki
  • Tour of a cheese factory and tasting of local varieties of cheese
  • A visit to a traditional bakery and tasting of Cretan baked goods
  • A traditional Cretan lunch
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions

  • Any additional orders or purchases

 

 

FAQs

Are there any extra costs?

No. The costs include a 6-hour tour with an enthusiastic driver/guide and all food and spirit tastings! 

 

Reviews

  • We had assigned an excellent guide who is very passionate about Crete. We did a tour starting in a museum of Cretan life, followed by a vineyard tour and tasting, then our guide took us to a local bakery and cheese factory. Throughout he was exemplary and made everything feel fully authentic. We felt overwhelmingly welcome wherever we went and we’re given lots of raki! This is an amazing tour and highly recommended.

    - Will_S

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The "From Chania: Food and Local Goods Tour Including Transportation" is available as a private tour, in order to further customize your experience to fulfill your specific needs & expectations. Simply tell us your preferences in the booking form below.
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