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Bygone Crete Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Travel through time and discover what rural life was like on Crete back in the late 19th century.
  • Learn Cretan cooking skills, then enjoy your own home-cooked meal made with organic products.
  • Discover Cretan herbs and flora while walking through a remote village that doesn’t host too many tourists.
  • Channel your inner explorer at an abandoned monastery and on a trek through the greenest gorge you’ve ever seen!
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old
Private Tour Starting price per person

Explore the Rich Cretan Culture in Bygone

Spend a day in the great outdoors exploring the rich Cretan culture, villages, and hiking trails that don’t see too many tourists. We’ll visit a medieval town, pass through the oldest olive groves in the Mediterranean, see iconic historic sites, learn the culinary secrets of the island with a hands-on cooking class, explore an abandoned monastery, and even trek through a gorge! Adventures await!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour promotes rural tourism, which supports deep-rooted traditions and local economies that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • You meet a local family in their traditional home who preserve the traditional way of living and the customs of the area.
  • You also visit a family farm where you participate in a hands-on cooking class and learn about local products and traditional cooking techniques.
  • Your tour also supports traditional ways of cooking that could be lost if not preserved.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, coffee, sweets, lunch, light dinner, fresh orange juice for children

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your driver and guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Meeting point: There are two meeting points – please check the meeting point in your chosen city
    • Chania: Chania Municipal Market 8:15 am
    • Rethymnon: Square of the Four Martyrs in the center 9:30 am
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  • Starting time: 8.15 am
  • Ending point: Chania Municipal Market. Alternatively, we can drop off any tour participants whose hotels are along the route from Rethymnon back to the Chania Municipal Market.