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History, Tradition And Folk Arts

  • Full day
  • Crete
  • Youth and Family, Traditional Crete Experience, Food and Wine
  • Traditional Village Visit: Folk Art Museum, Workshops of Rural Crafts and Handicrafts, Byzantine Church visit
  • Visit a Honey Workshop and a Local Dairy/Creamery
  • Local Products Tasting
  • Cooking Lesson
  • Lunch at a Local's House
  • Seasonal Experience: Raki Making and Olive Picking

DETAILED TOUR TIMELINE

  • The traditional village of Assites

    In a typical Cretan traditional village, you will have the opportunity to experience the traditional architecture of Crete today, explore some of the most ancient professions of the island still practiced in the most authentic areas of Crete, you will find out about the orthodox religion and church architecture and taste unique Cretan traditional products. 

    Some of the area’s attractions are: The Folk Art museum, Workshops of rural crafts and handicrafts such as sheep bells making and basket weaving, a local honey workshop where you will find out all about the honey processing and production and a local dairy/creamery, where you will experience the cheese making process and taste delicious local cheeses. 

    You will also taste local wine, extra virgin olive oil and olives, local raki and herbal tea among other products and local delicacies.

  • Cooking Lesson

    A cooking lesson at a local’s house will follow. You will prepare and cook yourselves several traditional dishes and you will find out all about the Cretan traditional Cuisine in a fun and creative way.

  • Lunch at a Local's House

    For lunch you will be hosted at the local’s house, where you will enjoy a three course traditional meal prepared and cooked by the housewife from products of the family’s own production. All ingredients are fresh and organic, right from the family’s farm, while wine is also of their own grapevines.

  • Seasonal Experience: Raki Making and Olive Picking

    From October to January, we invite you to participate in the Olive picking of the trees.

    From November to December, we invite you to experience the local Raki making process in the house.

  • Tour Inclusions

    An Official Licensed tourist Guide

    Your private Transportation on a Premium class vehicle

    A professional Driver

    All experiential activities of the itinerary

    Your local products tasting

    Your Cooking Lesson

    Your 3 course traditioanl meal

    The Seasonal Experiences, upon request