All Inclusive Full-day Private Tour of Crete Villages from Chania

All Inclusive Full-day Private Tour of Crete Villages from Chania

If you want to explore what makes Crete such a popular and unique place amongst travellers, at your own pace and away from the crowd, then this is the tour for you! Crete is known for its warm hospitality (Filoxenia!), beautiful landscapes, wild nature, rich history and myths, deep cultural traditions and exquisite tastes.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ottoman Fortress, Souda, Crete 73003 Greece

The day starts with a visit to the strategically located Ottoman Fortress, and its commanding position overlooking Souda and the valley of Apokoronas. While we learn about the historical significance of the fortress and the myths about the area, we will enjoy the breath-taking views of the White Mountains, Souda Bay and Fort Intzedin below.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kalyves, Kalyves, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

Our next stop will be at an olive oil mill, where we will discover everything there is to know about this staple of Greek life and tradition! We will look at how it’s cultivated and processed, its nutritional and health benefits, and its role in our everyday life and impact on our civilization. The olive tree is one of the most beloved and sacred trees since Ancient Greece, and is a deep part of our mythology. On Crete it is believed that 55% to 65% of all cultivated land is covered by olive groves, which hold approximately 30 million trees! After the tour, we will try different olive oils and learn how to identify the different qualities.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori, The Old Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07 Greece

Next, we will head to Gavalochori, which is a very old historical village with well-preserved traditional architecture and an interesting history. There, we will visit the Folklore Museum of Gavalochori where we will have an "authentic look" at the local lifestyle through exhibits, documents and unique handmade knitting artworks that are organized across seven rooms.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gavalochori, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

Coffee at a local traditional coffee shop.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Agios Georgios Monastery, Karydi, Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07 Greece

Religion is a fundamental part of the real Crete. So, at our next stop we will visit the Monastery of Saint Georgios at Karydi. The monastery is unique not only for its history, but also for the local Venetian-influenced architecture. However, the real hidden treasure here are the stunning 12 stone-built arches in the ruins of the monastery’s old olive oil factory.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Apokoronas, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

Finally, it is time for our lunch! Crete is a gastronomic paradise and is one of the most popular destinations for foodies. We will enjoy our meal in a lovely traditional family-run village taverna.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Winery Dourakis, Alikampos, Crete 73007 Greece

Enjoy 5 wines in a beautiful garden courtyard accompanied by traditional Cretan rusks and olives from their groves.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 6 To 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Chania International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis, National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania 731 00, Greece

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Museum Entrance
  • Olive oil mill tour and oil tasting
  • Cretan snacks
  • Bottled water and a refreshment throughout the day
  • Coffee at a traditional coffee shop
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Professional English speaking driver
  • Wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Winery Dourakis
  • Entry/Admission - Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori

No Incluye

  • Tour guide


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