Village experiences

Visiting in land Crete can be a real challenge!

In the villages of Crete one has the opportunity to experience the Real Crete, the heartbeat of the island.

In the village and country side of the island, you can still find the traditional Cretan man on his return from his daily chores and work drinking his coffee whilst playing back gammon and reading his daily paper. As Crete might be an island but the Cretans are curious people as well as eager to understand the world they live in.

The women for generations have handed down the art of dying, and weaving textiles, an activity known to them already from the times of Homer. The wise and virtuous woman, Penelope!

The countryside, is where someone can see authentic Crete, but could also engage in traditional festivals, accompanied by the sound of the Cretan Lyra one of the most ancient musical instruments.

You can also taste the famous Cretan diet and the traditional products!

And for those that love outdoor activities such as hiking and more, this is the right place. Blending with locals, or participating their village activities, such as sheep-shearing, or cheese making is leading to a more hands on memorable experience.

In either case,whatever aspect or route you choose to travel and explore, you will be rewarded with an abundance of the aromas, colors, tastes and scents of the mountains or valleys of Crete, the earth-bound people that you will encounter will make it a true experience not to forget!

Cretan nature

Milia a full organic village

Milia is an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into and eco-friendly tourist complex; it seems to have sprouted from the lands of Crete. A glorious location...

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Psiloritis in winter

Rural Crete and Mt. Ida: Wine, Olives, Cheese, and an Historic Village

This unique program focuses on the countryside of Crete to the south and west of Heraklion: its diverse landscape, the production of wine and olive oil, and the making of cheese. We will visit the...

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How to become a greek cook

We begin our tour with a visit at the Alexakis family winery, where a tour will be given, accompanied by a wine tasting. Afterwards we continue to the village of Kalessa where we will look at the...

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Flowers in a Cretan Yard

A Day in and Around ano Asites Vilage

Asites is located 23 km south of Heraklion on the picturesque eastern slopes of Mt Ida (Psiloritis). This was an area of Cretan resistance during the Ottoman occupation and the location of some of...

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Agarathos Monastery cells

Crete Off the Beaten Path

Crete provides many off-the-tourist-path adventures. This is one of them. Archanes, the first stop, is located in the fertile valleys south of Heraklion. Here we will visit the local museum of Minoan...

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Zaros Village

The Cretan Experience

This tour provides an exclusive opportunity to visit two major archaeological sites (Gortyn and Festos), and an awarded by the E.U. folk and popular art museum, spend an overnight in the traditional...

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A side of the church

Agia Irini Nunnery and the Mili Gorge

Recommended as a half-day activity, ideal for families with young children. The program begins at the Monastery of Aghia Irini (Santa Irene) at the foot of Mt. Vrisinas about 5 kms south of...

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Eleftherna archeological site

Story of a Dead Princess

This multi-faceted program combines a walking tour of the ancient Roman city of Eleftherna with visits to a cheese-making factory, a potters’ village, and an olive oil press. In addition we will...

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Botanical

CRETE has been famous for centuries for its flowers, many of which are unique to the island. The Minoan people who built the great palaces appear in their frescoes and on their artefacts.

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Historical

Through your visit in Crete you should be prepared to immerse yourself in roughly 8.000 thousand years of history and constant human presence.

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Cultural

One can never experience the true heart and soul of Crete, without tasting its raki and dance to the sounds of Lyra – Crete’ s emblematic musical instrument- along with its beautiful and friendly inhabitants.

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Hiking

Mountains and gorges, villages and beaches, valleys and plains, ancient city remains, olive groves and gardens, endless wine fields. A landscape diverse and stunning.

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