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Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

Product ID: 161010
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Admire the Cretan culture with olive oil tastings and a tour through the myths and traditions of local villages.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, Greek

Pickup included

Your hotel in the Kalyves/Almyrida area
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit an olive oil factory and enjoy a product tasting
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from high up
  • Explore a church in the rocks
  • Go to a dairy product factory try some products
  • Have a traditional dinner with a local family accompanied by Cretan wine
Full description
This tour is for those who would like to get to know Cretan culture and traditions while enjoying a four-hour off-road excursion. You will visit a modern olive mill, so that you can see how olive oil is produced, and you can also enjoy the opportunity to sample some of the oils.

After this, you will explore some myths and stories hidden in the stones of an early Christian church which was used as a hiding place by people who were evicted by the Turks. You also learn about the history of a 400-year-old tower which was built by the most fearsome Turkish Janissary and is still almost intact to this day.

After that you will climb 1000 metres above sea-level on an off-road route. You will travel through the Lefka Ori woods and you will be stunned by the panoramic views from the trail. Later, you will meet a shepherd who will show you how Cretan cheeses are made and you can try some of the cheeses he makes himself.  

Finally, the evening will come to a close with a traditional evening meal. There will be lots of food and traditional dishes for everyone to enjoy, and the evening will leave you with fond memories of your day spent exploring Crete. 
  • Pickup from hotel
  • Visit to an olive oil factory and product tasting
  • Visit to a church in the rocks
  • Visit to a dairy product factory and product tasting
  • Traditional dinner with local family accompanied by Cretan wine
  • Ride back to hotel

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• Please bring a bottle of water, sports shoes/ sandals, and any medication you require for illness/allergies
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Georgioupolis Safari

Product ID: 161010