Crete: Private Full-Day Tour of the Best of Western Crete
- This tour is available daily.
- This tour is available for a minimum of 2 persons. Solo travelers may still book it but will be charged for the price oftwo.
- This tour involves a lot of walking, please wear comfortable footwear.
- There’s a vegetarian option available upon request for the tour lunch.
The booking is available after 2:Days minutes of purchase.
Location : Crete
Min: 2 persons
Max: 12 persons
What you’re going to do
On this Chania tour, we’ll leave behind the city and its Venetian charm as we venture into a completely different landscape, going deep into the unique region of Sfakia.
Our first stop of the day on this Crete tour will be at a family-owned, small-scale cheese factory, where you’ll get an introduction to and tasting of Cretan cheese and yogurt. You’ll learn all about the traditional local products from this expert cheesemonger and have the opportunity to sample what locals consider the best yoghurt on the island!
After this light breakfast, we’ll move on to Askifou Plateau, a natural valley surrounded by the White Mountains. From an altitude of 730 meters, we’ll start our hike of the Imbros gorge. The gorge is about eight kilometres, and the average walking time is about two and a half hours.
Your Crete adventure will continue as we visit Kallikratis, a village off the typical tourist path with a very intriguing history. It has never lived under permanent foreign rule, as its residents have a long tradition fighting for freedom and are well-known for their bravery. The area also boasts gorges, ravines, plateaus, and small abandoned villages.
Next up, time to experience local culture through gastronomy and a hands-on workshop! Among the flavours and aromas of local food and good wine, we’ll unveil the secrets of Cretan cuisine as you enjoy a traditional meal.
After lunch, we’ll head to a 'herbal sanctuary.' Known for their therapeutic qualities from ancient times but also for the special taste they give to local dishes, Cretan herbs will fascinate you with their abundance (over 1,800 plant species) and qualities. In a little café, we’ll meet the owners who distill Cretan herbs the traditional way and offer high-quality herbal products in their shop. And yes, we are going to try some of their concoctions!
The end of the day will find us with a glass of wine in-hand as we visit one of the best wineries on Crete. Here, we’ll get to taste four different wine varieties in a cellar that is in itself a setting for a ritualistic experience. A fitting finale in Crete’s far west!
- Local English-speaking guide
- Food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary
- Seasonal fruits
- Local sweets
- Personal expenses
Cancellation Policy :
- Cancellations made within 48 hrs or less from the tour date will be subject to 100% cancellation fees.
- Children under 6 years old are permitted on this tour free of charge.