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Explore the breathtaking beauty of Crete with a day-trip to 7 of its most stunning traditional villages!

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Duration
7 hours
TOUR TYPE
Small Group
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Overview

Seek an adventure outside the magnificent city of Chania with a day-trip to 7 traditional Cretan villages that will allow you to get a taste of the locals' everyday life. From fascinating museums to local eateries, don’t leave a rock unturned; your expert guides and comfortable, modern transportation will be the cherry on top of your fascinating Cretan endeavors!

A visit to a Cretan cheese factory, a raki distillery, and local eateries

A visit to the folklore museum of Apokoronas

Expert guide to show you around 7 traditional Cretan villages

 

Luxurious transportation in modern, air-conditioned vehicles

Description

Take a day trip from Chania to discover the natural beauty of 7 of Crete’s traditional villages. Begin your day by enjoying a cup of Greek coffee in Armenoi village. Hit the road towards the region of Apokoronas in the eastern province of Chania, where you will enjoy the mountainous view en route to the traditional villages of Stylos, Tsivaras, and Kalives

Once you reach the village of Gavalochori, you’ll pay a visit to the folklore museum of Apokoronas, which will give you an insight into the Cretan culture. Afterward, you’ll head to Xirosterni village to visit the local, family-run raki distillery. Watch from beginning to end the production process of raki, the famous Cretan spirit, and -of course- try some for yourselves!

The next destination is Vrises, with its picturesque square and calming river. Following Vrises, visit the village of Emprosneros, where you can see the theatre ‘Mikis Theodorakis’ and the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. Additionally, visit a family-run fromagerie and taste the local varieties, such as ‘graviera’ ‘mizithra’ and ‘anthotiro’. And as if that wasn't enough, you’ll also taste some olive oil on warm bread, homemade cookies and Cretan biscuits in a local bakery.

Complete your day-trip with a Cretan lunch in a traditional ‘kafeneio’, located in Fres village. Mix with the locals and get introduced to the Cretan way of life in the most authentic way possible!

What you’ll see on the tour

  • The folklore museum of Apokoronas
  • A Cretan cheese factory 
  • A raki distillery
  • Hidden monasteries and churches
  • A traditional Greek coffee shop -or kafeneio
  • A traditional bakery
  • The villages of Armenoi, Apokoronas, Stylos, Tsivaras, Gavalochori, Xirosterni, Vrises, Emprosneros, Fres, and Kalives 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (from and to Chania)
  • English speaking, local driver/escort
  • A cup of Greek coffee in a traditional 'Kafeneion'
  • A visit to the Folklore Museum of Apokoronas 
  • A visit to a family-run fromagerie
  • All food and drink tastings
  • Raki distillery visit
  • Traditional Cretan lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions 

  • Any additional orders or purchases

In case you would like to book a private tour, please fill in the "Customize Tour" form above.

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The "From Chania: Day-Trip to 7 Traditional Cretan Villages with lunch" 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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We enjoy travelling | We remain safe

Our tours are always private or have a maximum capacity of 8 persons
Our tours are always private or have a maximum capacity of 8 persons
We encourage the exploration of outdoor sites, monuments and natural landscapes
We encourage the exploration of outdoor sites, monuments and natural landscapes
Our vehicles are sanitized daily and our transportation is private-only
Our vehicles are sanitized daily and our transportation is private-only
We prefer boutique accommodations that follow all safety protocols
We prefer boutique accommodations that follow all safety protocols
Our guides and drivers are always conscious and provide our guests with masks and sanitizers
Our guides and drivers are always conscious and provide our guests with masks and sanitizers
We believe in a slow and sustainable way of travel that respects the environment & the local communities
We believe in a slow and sustainable way of travel that respects the environment & the local communities