Food & Products Tour Of Chania Mainland

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Food & Products Tour Of Chania Mainland
Duration

Durations: 6 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Discover the hidden treasures of East Chania mainland and visit unique places… The Cretan culture has already been revealed in front of your eyes!

From £ 71.52 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    Tour Highlights

    • Discover the secrets of the Cretan products

    • Increase your tasting memory and add new flavors in it

    • Explore the mainland and the villages of Chania

    • Visit small family businesses and meet the local producers

    • Taste the Cretan olive oil, Raki, cheese, honey and a lot of other delicacies

    • Explore a local olive mill, a distillery, a bakery and a cheese factory 

    • Analytic descriptions of goods production

    • A day full of tastings and wonderful landscapes

    • Learn about the history and culture of Crete

    • Learn about the Cretan way of life 

    • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” (small “meze” restaurant)

    Description

    This will be an unforgettable tasting day for you and your friends exploring the mainland of Chania and discovering the non-touristic locations of Apokoronas province. In a few hours, you‘ll have the chance to meet the local producers and taste the pure and authentic delicacies of Crete.

    The tour will start from a local olive mill where you will observe the olive oil production and learn the secrets of the finest quality of olive oil, the extra virgin one. Analytic descriptions will make you understand everything about olive oil from the harvesting to your palate. Gorgeous tastes and flavors. Then, leaving the olive mill, you will get in touch with “Tsikoudia” or “Raki” production, the most famous Cretan spirit, by visiting a local distillery in a traditional village. The tour of the old traditional distillery and the new professional one will give you an idea about “holy water’s” production and a tasting will follow of course.

    Through an amazing route passing by villages of the province, you will arrive in the foothills of the White mountains. In the village of Embrosneros, you will first stop in a bakery to taste the local bread, cookies, and biscuits and then to a traditional cheese factory. The secrets of “Graviera”, “Anthotiros” and “Mizithra” cheese will be revealed in front of your eyes. After the explanation of each cheese’s production, you will taste them combined with local honey and rusk (dry bread).

    The last stop will be in a local coffee shop (“Kafeneio”) where the Cretans are also enjoying meals. Incredible flavors and traditional recipes are waiting for you in the charming square of the village of Fres. This light lunch will introduce you a lot of elements of Cretan cuisine and gastronomy. People say that taste is our best sense. After this tour, your tasting memory will be increased and full of new flavors!!

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Food & Products Tour Of Chania Mainland

    • Schedule: All year - Every Wednesday and Friday

    • Location: Chania, Crete

    • Duration: Approximately 6 hours

    • Minimum participation: 1pax 

    • Maximum participation: 18pax

    • Tour type: Small group tour 

    *Note: There is availability for private tours upon request 

    • Available languages: English  

    • Pick-up times: 08:40-10:00

    • Tour starts: 10:15 am

    Pick up points: 

    • 08:40 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis (West area of Chania)

    • 09:00 – Beach tennis court and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi) 

    • 09:15 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora)

    • 09:25 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)

    • 09:35 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)

    • 09:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center) 

    • 10:00 – Kalives (For hotels in Kalives area)

    Important note for your pick-up

    This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accessible by car hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbor of Chania are having limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that staying in the old town and the Venetian harbor have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) at this specific time. For small-group and private tours, pick-ups from Rethimnon, Heraklion, and Lasithi regions are NOT included. In the case of a private tour, there are extra transportation fees according to the requested pick up point.  


  4. What's Included

    • Hotel pick up and drop off

    • Bottled water per person 

    • English speaking, local driver/escort

    • All tours in olive mill, distillery, cheese factory, bakery etc 

    • Cheese tasting

    • Olive oil tasting

    • Distillery fees 

    • Bakery fees & tastings 

    • Traditional Cretan lunch

    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan

    • All taxes, fees and handling charges

    • Small-group tour (up to 18pax)

  5. What's Excluded

    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Additional food and drinks

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Schedule: All year - Every Wednesday and Friday

    • Location: Chania, Crete

    • Duration: Approximately 6 hours

    • Minimum participation: 1pax 

    • Maximum participation: 18pax

    • Tour type: Small-group tour 

    *Note: There is availability for private tours upon request 

    • Available languages: English  

    • Pick-up times: 08:40-10:00

    • Tour starts: 10:15 am

    Pick up points: 

    • 08:40 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis  

    • 09:00 – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi) 

    • 09:15 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora) 

    • 09:25 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)

    • 09:35 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)

    • 09:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center) 

    • 10:00 – Kalives (For hotels in Kalives area)

    Important note for your pick-up

    This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accessible by car hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbor of Chania are having limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that staying in the old town and the Venetian harbor have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) on this specific time. For small-group tours, pick-ups from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi regions are NOT included. In case of private tour please advise the table below for the extra transportation fees.  

    Terms & Conditions:

    • Raki tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.
    • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
    • Reservations must be made 12 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour for 50% refund. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
    • If a tour is canceled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments
    • In case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences please inform the company in advance.

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