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Private Tour: Crete Slow Food and Wild Views with Wine

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Crete, Greece
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Offered in: English
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At a Glance

8 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

This enchanting tour takes you into the heart of rural Crete, through traditional villages and around steep mountains. Even though Crete’s ancient story is rich, the island’s modern history is worth exploring... More
This enchanting tour takes you into the heart of rural Crete, through traditional villages and around steep mountains. Even though Crete’s ancient story is rich, the island’s modern history is worth exploring too; on this tour, visit the National Resistance Museum and brush up on the 1905 revolt that shaped modern Crete. While you explore at your own pace, your hosts slowly cook a traditional clay pot meal, offering a genial end to the day.

Highlights

  • Make the most of your guide’s undivided attention on this private tour
  • From local cheeses to wines and raki, this tour is packed full of local artisan tastings
  • This tour offers a whirlwind introduction
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  • Make the most of your guide’s undivided attention on this private tour
  • From local cheeses to wines and raki, this tour is packed full of local artisan tastings
  • This tour offers a whirlwind introduction to Crete. Ask your guide for recommendations for the rest of your stay.
  • See it all: this tour offers a blend of natural, political, and culinary history

What To Expect

Summary

Therisso is a pretty ‘lost’ village about 15 kilometres from the city of Chania. The dramatic mountain scenery and impressive gorge hide a remarkable history that has undoubtedly left an indelible mark... More
Therisso is a pretty ‘lost’ village about 15 kilometres from the city of Chania. The dramatic mountain scenery and impressive gorge hide a remarkable history that has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the island. Our tour will start with a drive through the gorge (yes, you can actually drive through it!) where you will be impressed by the spectacular... More
Therisso is a pretty ‘lost’ village about 15 kilometres from the city of Chania. The dramatic mountain scenery and impressive gorge hide a remarkable history that has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the island. Our tour will start with a drive through the gorge (yes, you can actually drive through it!) where you will be impressed by the spectacular forest landscape, filled to the brim with oak and chestnut trees.       We will venture into the nearby Sarakina Cave and wander down ancient paths that have a tendency to transport you back in time to the mythical Minoan past of the island. Time for a quick refreshment stop now and where better than a local’s favourite kafenion (a sort of traditional Greek café)? Here we’ll try the famous sfakiani pita, lovingly drizzled with thyme-infused honey and wash it back with a glass of raki or a coffee, depending on what you would prefer.
Sitting at the foothills of the beautiful Lefka Ori (White Mountains), the village of Therisso’s story is firmly rooted in modern history; this is where the revolt of 1905, stirred up by Eleftherios Venizelos, began, which in turn led to the union of Crete with Greece in 1913. As we meander through the village we will see several historical monuments, such as the headquarters of Venizelos, who went on to become Prime Minister of Greece and the National Resistance Museum. Along the entire route of the tour, we will pass lots more traditional Cretan villages that are off the beaten path and still untouched by tourism. If we have time, we may make one or two additional photo stops. We will then make our way to a family-run farm to sample the famous dairy products of the region, such as freshly produced cheese and yogurt.
Our culinary journey will continue at a typical slow food restaurant where our lunch will be cooked over an open fire in clay pots. As our food is being prepared, we will have an opportunity to visit a small, nearby farm to experience local life in the Cretan countryside and see how locals use the land to make their living. Back at the restaurant, we will visit the wine cellar to discover the delights of Cretan vines before your mouthwatering lunch is served. And if this wasn’t enough for your taste buds, we will go on to sample what is considered the best honey in the region at a small, family-owned business.
We will end our day in the best way we know how, at one of the island’s most impressive wineries. Set in a truly unique location, we will sample three different local wines accompanied by local cheese and learn about the vibrant plethora of Cretan wines and indigenous varieties available on the island. After drinking we will take you back through the countryside for one last look at perfection before dropping you off at your hotel for a well-earned wine nap. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for hints and tips on what to do next during your stay on beautiful Crete.

What's Included

DINNER
Snacks
Bottled water
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages
Additional food and drinks, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver.

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Pick up from your Chania hotel.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Drop off back at your hotel

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven and sometimes rocky terrain. Please also bear
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven and sometimes rocky terrain. Please also bear in mind that the temperature drops when you are high in the mountains, so please ensure you are dressed appropriately.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum 2 people. This is a private tour.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children are permitted on this tour at the same rate as an adult ticket. This is due to the transport requirements of the tour. Please kindly inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. Please also let us know if you require a child car seat.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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