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Private Natural Treasures Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Discover how a local group is working to make businesses on Crete more sustainable.
  • Experience Cretan culture through its unique flavors and local treasures.
  • Learn about Greece’s ‘liquid gold’ (olive oil) while tasting different samples.
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt around the grounds and search for local herbs used in foods and medicines.
  • Try five different local wine varietals while enjoying organic cheese and meat.
  • Thirty percent of your tour costs go to supporting small-scale rural businesses in local communities.

Let Us Introduce You to All the Treasures of Crete

From pure olive oil to organic wines, locally produced cheese to a unique smoked apaki, take your own private tour! We’re heading to a training centre dedicated to sustainability by supporting small-scale family businesses. Taste some treats, learn about local flora, and pick up a few tips for making your everyday life more environmentally friendly.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

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

  • This tour is run in collaboration with The European Sustainability Academy, a training centre dedicated to resource-efficiency and environmental responsibility by supporting small-scale family businesses.
  • By joining this tour, you help support small-scale rural businesses in local communities financially.
  • All of the food you sample during your tour is sourced from local villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation to and from the venue, five different wine tastings, olive oil tasting, finger foods, fresh orange juice for children.

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

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Chania Municipal Market (the public market is located at the centre of the city, on Central Market Square). Our guide will be standing outside, on the left.
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  • Starting time: 6.00 pm
  • Ending point: Hotels on the route from the village of Drapanos to Chania Municipal Market