Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture
- Duration options: 4 - 5 hours
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 c...
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We had a very nice and personal tour. At each excursion point there was enough time to explore, take pictures and enjoy. The explanations of the friendly guide were always informative and you could look at the island from a different perspective and get to know nature and culture. The traditional Cretan dinner with a Greek family with home dairy was particularly nice.