On our "Cretan Village Adventure" tour we will introduce you to authentic rural areas of Crete, a side of the island beyond the city centers. This part of Crete hosts revolutionary stories of proud-Cretan people while still nowadays, you can trace the ‘footprint’ of a centuries-old culture in abandoned historic monasteries, in the fertile of herbs land, the numerous spectacular gorges and in the Cretan culinary cuisine, one of the healthiest and tastiest diets in the world. What you are going to SEE//HEAR//TASTE//EXPERIENCE: -Discover Cretan rural life and get a glimpse of how life was in one of the most spectacular hilly parts of Crete back in the late 19th century. -Participate in a hands-on cooking class with organic products and learn the culinary secrets of the island. -Explore an off the beaten path village and learn about Cretan herbs and their use in everyday life. -Visit a fortified monastery, The Arcadi Monastery, the most sacred symbol of Cretans’ struggle for Freedom as well, other abandoned monastery, and amazing hidden gems. - Trek through the greenest gorge you’ve ever seen! -Enjoy memorable views of the surrounding mountains and capture your best photos. -Happiness and laughs all over Transportation provided by Sunnycars company
Hello travelers! My name is Rebecca and as a Cretan-born and tourism professional for many years, I run tours in Crete following the path away from tourist hordes and touristy-oriented experiences. Together with my team and friends who are local experts, Kiki and Giannis we will explore with you the vast culture of Crete by hitting the road to the lush rolling hills area of the Rethymnon region where bucolic medieval villages and iconic historic sites are located. Let us introduce you to our island's myths and legends and test your skills in Cretan culinary secrets! Here is the land where the heart of Crete beats and the traditions are still kept alive! Join us for a unique experience and share your day with the locals in remote villages.
Three-course lunch and organic snacks; Traditional Cretan sweets
Greek coffee & fresh orange juice for children, raki, and wine.
We are going to spend the day outdoors exploring the hilly part of Crete under the shadow of big Cretan mountains. We’ll discover picturesque mountaintop villages, a landmark monastery as well, an abandoned monastery dating back in Byzantine years, we’ll trek in a spectacular gorge and explore the fertile nature of the region.
Don’t forget your camera at home, because during the tour you will have some unique opportunities for amazing photo shoots
- There are 2 meeting points – please check the meeting point in your chosen city. - Please inform me of any allergies or food restrictions.
Cretan Village Adventures