The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour – Explore East Chania Mainland

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Indulge in an exceptional village tour without breaking the bank, as you embark an off the beaten path experience, all under 120€.

A unique experience

Discover a remarkable adventure, where every village unveils extraordinary perspective and unforgettable sightseeing.

Taste the local products

Dive into a gastronomic adventure within our tour, savoring delectable delicacies crafted from the locals.

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  • Departure Area

    Tavronitis/Maleme Meeting Point

    Gerani Meeting Point

    Platanias Meeting Point

    Agia Marina Meeting Point

    Stalos, Kalamaki Meeting Point

    Agioi Apostoloi Meeting Point

    Chania Meeting Point

    Kalyves Meeting Point

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Learn about the Cretan way of life
  2. Greek coffee at a local “kafeneio”
  3. Unique hidden monasteries and churches en route
  4. Short walks and photo-stops at the villages of Apokoronas
  5. Visit a cheese factory and taste the local dairy products.
  6. Taste the local bread and cookies in a traditional bakery
  7. Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” (small “meze” restaurant)
  8. Explore the villages of Apokoronas through unique nature routes


Follow us on an enriching journey through the captivating landscape of Apokoronas, the eastern gem of Chania. Our meticulously crafted tour invites you to delve into the unspoiled essence of Cretan mainland, a realm steeped in history, culture, and tradition. Begin your odyssey with a scenic drive through quaint villages, immersing yourself in the warmth of local hospitality. Pause for a moment of authentic connection at a traditional “kafeneio”, savoring Greek coffee amid the charm of a picturesque village. Enjoy a short nature walk and be amazed by the surrounding natural environment. Your adventure continues towards Vrises village, a picturesque haven for capturing timeless memories. The next stop is the theatre “Mikis Thodorakis and the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. Immerse yourself in the art of Cretan cheese-making at a local factory, where the flavors of “Graviera,” “Mizithra,” and “Anthotiros” unfold. Indulge in the sensory delight of tasting olive oil on warm bread, cookies, and Cretan biscuits at a nearby bakery. Your gastronomic adventure continues with a traditional lunch at a “kafeneio,” offering a rare opportunity to engage with locals and gain insights into the rural way of life. Apokoronas, a historical treasure trove, unveils its secrets as you traverse its landscapes, inviting you to authentically experience the soul of Crete. Seize the chance to explore this remarkable province, where every moment unveils the pure beauty and genuine spirit of the island.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. Bottled water per person
  3. English speaking, local driver/escort
  4. All tours & tastings
  5. Traditional Cretan lunch
  6. Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  7. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  8. Small-group tour (up to 20pax)


  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Additional food and drinks


In our small-group and group tours we are picking up our guests from selected meeting points in Chania area and accessible 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.

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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