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Chania Area: The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour with Lunch

4.9 / 5

65 reviews

Chania Area: The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD
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From US$ 99.39 per person

Take in the beauty and history of Apokoronas on a visit to area villages. See ancient monuments and scenic countryside. Enjoy a traditional lunch.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pickup from the specific listed spots in Chania Region.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas
  • Explore the villages of Apokoronas through amazing nature routes
  • Visit a Cheese factory and taste the local dairy products
  • Visit a "Raki" distillery and discover the secrets of the local spirits
  • Taste extra virgin olive oil with warm bread at the local bakery
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional "Kafeneio" with the locals
Full description
This is a tour of a unique area of Apokoronas, the East part of Chania Region. Heading to Apokoronas one of the first villages is "Gavalochori". Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages you will visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas, 7 rooms of Cretan tradition and unique handmade knitting artworks. An old lady will show you the mind-blowing knitting technique of “Kopaneli”. Pass through Kalives village and then “Xirosterni” to visit the local family “Raki” distillery. Have the chance to learn, and if you are lucky, to see the whole Raki production and taste of course this delicious Cretan spirit. Leaving Xirosterni, in a few minutes you will be at the village of Emprosneros. The experience of the Cretan cheese-making process follows. Visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. After that an olive oil tasting with warm bread in the local bakery. Try the delicacies of the baker and his pure extra virgin olive oil. After that, have lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the way of life in the countryside. Have the chance to see the pure beauty and feel the real Crete around you. Apokoronas is one of the most historical places in Crete because of its people. You will definitely understand that while talking with them and hearing their stories. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal its secrets, a whole place is ready to be explored by you!  
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from specific locations in Chania region
  • Personal driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned luxury transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Cheese tasting
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

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  • Pets

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
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I had the most wonderful time and enjoyed every moment of the tour. I was traveling solo and was interested to do a food tour, so apart from delicious food and mezedes I also learned a lot of fascinating facts. Chania is a beautiful place! I totally recommend the tour! Thank you Gianni!

February 14, 2022

Very enjoyable small tour to folkloric museum, raki distillery, cheese factory and bakery. Then onto the lovely village of Fred for a really excellent taverna lunch. Great opportunity to see some of the villages and scenery on the outskirts of Chania. Guide very informative. Good short tour back in Chania with time to do other things. A great day out!

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October 26, 2021

The tour was super organized! The 7 villages tour was characterized by traditional drinks and dishes and their production. We have seen a lot of western Crete on our own in the last few days. This tour showed us very typical impressions of everyday life! Our guide Andreas was friendly, funny and very informative! Thank you very much

October 21, 2021

Product ID: 84540