Rethymnon Tour "Explore a Shephard's Hut and Cheese Making process"
Durations: 6 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Combine some of the most unique panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut called ‘’Mitato’’ with a small group of 6-8 people in each vehicle.
Combine some of the most unique panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherdâs hut called ââMitatoââ with a small group of 6-8 people in each vehicle. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet the locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, embrace the renowned Cretan hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.
Our day starts from Rethymnon city heading southeast passing through the traditional villages of Milopotamos (Halepa, Garazo, Faratsi, Veni) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing route and views continue until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, which used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars where we make our second stop. The unique view from the monastery will inspire you to take pictures, combining the highest mountain tops of Crete with the beautiful valley.
Afterward, our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherdâs hut called âMitatoâ the panoramic views will take your breath away. If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close at some wild eagles and goats and take some photos. The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherdâs hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and the cheese-making process.
Leaving the shepherdâs hut and already working up our appetite we will soon arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we are going to introduce you to Cretan cuisine and heartfelt hospitality with plenty of local food and wine. Enough time will be provided after lunch for those who wish to enjoy a cup of coffee. On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.
- Free hotel pick-up and drop off
- Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
- Linch with traditional Cretan food and local wine
- A visit to an original shepherd's hut "Mitato"
- Liability Insurance and local taxes
- Personal expensesÂ
Donât forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women, or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.
The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.
The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone's convenience.
When meals are included, Uncharted Escapes can arrange vegetarian alternatives, but the information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, in order to find suitable alternatives if possible.
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Donât forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event