Traditional Villages....

Overview

Discover through traditional villages tour, beautiful and scenic traditional villages! Mountain settlements, customs, people, traditions, leaving behind the bustling coastline. The inland of Crete reveals the most authentic aspects of the true Cretan temperament. Crete is not just the coast. The “true” Crete, as the Cretans themselves say at least, starts from the inland, from the mountains and the mountainous settlements. There the tradition and the culture of the island were forged. Taste the Cretan hospitality throughout the island. The Cretan soul often reaches the point of exaggeration in the prowess and passion of its inhabitants for freedom. Courage, power, love for the country and their nature, even in their hospitality to foreigners. With this tour you will admire the real Crete… As a result, nothing belongs to Cretan, his home is the entire Cretan land and none of them has any limits.

Surely, this traditional villages tour will fascinate you, as it will remind older people of many situations of the past, but it will also teach young people the trivial life of another era!

Archanes Village
Ceramic shop
Kazantzakis Museum
Thrapsano Pottery Village
Zoforoi Village
Traditional Cuisine
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What's Included

Tour Details

Traditional villages tour, is a unique guided tour with wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life.

Departure & Return

Traveler pickup is offered.
Free pick-up and drop-off from your place of residence. The time of pick-up is the one that has been agreed with the appointment, but the time of drop-off may differ as the excursion can be modified.

What To Expect
  • Archanes

    Archanes is a small vibrant town with meticulously restored old houses and pleasant squares a truly remarkable job has been done here. An agricultural town with a long history of 5000 years and important archaeological sites, while excavations conducted in the last 50 years have brought to light a lot of sites dating back to the Minoan period.

  • Myrtia

    A small traditional Cretan village that displays characteristic samples of Cretan architecture. The older name of this village was Varvaroi and goes all the way back to the Venetian rule. Myrtia is also the birth place of Nikos Kazantzakis and has a Museum dedicated to the famous Cretan writer. It exhibits personal objects and memorabilia that refer to the life and work of Kazantzakis as well as copies of his books. It is worthwhile a visit, a journey accompanied by a great writer poet philosopher and traveler from Crete.

  • Thrapsano

    it is the biggest pottery center in Crete. In the village’s workshops you can even find large jars identical with the ones produced in Minoan Times. The village is full of images reminiscent of times way before the industrial revolution. The villagers of Thrapsano were touring the whole island having a master potter in charge, constructing kilns from one place to another in order to fire and afterwards sell their pottery that was essential for every household.

  • Zofori

    The Xorio, the village, is the place dear to the heart of every Greek, and of course, of every Cretan. And for those who had to exchange life at the village for a life in a bigger city, either to work or to study, there’s always a good excuse to return during the holidays. As a matter of fact, any excuse is a good occasion. In Zoforoi village you will find out real Cretan cuisine which is distinguished and traditional. Local cheese, famous olive oil and punchy liqueurs are just three of the treats on offer...

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats, baby seats and boosters are free of charge with a maximum of 5 people in a car
  • Mention your planned itinerary (places to visit) in the remarks, so that the operator can prepare!
  • 4 hours service areas: Heraklion and Gouves
  • Extend travel time, but you can be around the service areas listed above
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancelation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Click the link below to cancel your booking.

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