This is a tour of the unique area of Apokoronas, the East province of Chania region. The purpose of this tour is to introduce to the visitors of this island, the pure side of the Cretan mainland. Tour around the villages, meet the locals, taste delicious local product and learn everything about Crete’s history, culture and traditions.
Following a route through nature and traditional Cretan villages you will have a short stop for a Greek coffee at a local “kafeneio” at a picturesque village and then you will drive towards Vrises village, your next photo-stop destination.
The next stop is the theatre “Mikis Thodorakis and the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. The experience of Cretan cheese-making process follows. You visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. You will also taste some olive oil on warm bread, cookies and Cretan biscuits in the local bakery.
After that you will enjoy lunch in a traditional “kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the countryside way of life. You will 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. This amazing province is waiting to reveal its secrets and ready to be explored by you!
In our small-group and group tours we are picking up our guests from selected meeting points in Chania area and accecible by our vehicles hotels. Please select your pick up point according to your hotel’s location and don’t hesitate to contact us for any further clarification