Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process: A Cretan Adventure

Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process: A Cretan Adventure

Starting from 95€

Delve into the Heart of Cretan Culture and Cuisine

This tour is an invitation to experience the essence of Crete, from its natural beauty and historical sites to the deep-rooted traditions of its people. Perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

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Tour Description

Embark on a journey through the lush landscapes of Crete, from its stunning coastlines to its mountainous heartland, where tradition meets nature. This tour offers a unique glimpse into the life of a Cretan shepherd, the art of cheese making, and the island’s rich history and traditions. Visit a local honey factory, drive through picturesque villages, and enjoy the unparalleled hospitality and cuisine Crete is famous for.

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1 Apithano Honey Factory Visit: Kick off your adventure with a guided tour of the Apithano Honey Factory in Melidoni Village, where you’ll learn about honey production and enjoy tastings of this sweet, golden treat.
  • 2 Scenic Drives Through Traditional Villages: Journey through the traditional villages of Milopotamos, including Melidoni, Apladiana, and Tsaxiana, set against a backdrop of dense vegetation and breathtaking views.
  • 3 Historic Halepa Monastery: Discover the storied past of the Halepa Monastery, a site of refuge and resistance throughout Crete's turbulent history.
  • 4 Shepherd’s Hut “Mitato” Experience: Learn about the lifestyle of Cretan shepherds at an original shepherd’s hut. Discover the traditional cheese-making process that produces the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese.
  • 5 Authentic Cretan Cuisine: Savor a lunch of traditional Cretan platters in a local tavern in Axos village, a perfect showcase of Cretan hospitality and culinary excellence.
Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process: A Cretan Adventure

Price includes

  • 1 Hotel Pickup and Drop-off: Convenient transportation to and from your hotel.
  • 2 Off-Road Vehicle Adventure: Travel in premium off-road vehicles, ensuring a comfortable and exhilarating journey.
  • 3 Guided Tours and Tastings: Informative visits to the Apithano Honey Factory and a traditional shepherd’s hut, including honey and cheese tastings.
  • 4 Traditional Cretan Lunch: A hearty meal featuring local dishes, encapsulating the flavors of Crete.
  • 5 Insurance and Taxes: Peace of mind with liability insurance and all local taxes covered.

Price not includes

  • 1 Personal Expenses: Additional purchases or souvenirs during the tour.
  • 2 Beverages: Drinks other than those included with the meal.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process: A Cretan Adventure