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Private Crete: A Night with the Gods

Tour Highlights

  • Learn how ancient Greeks used the stars for mythology and to predict upcoming seasons.
  • Explore the night sky with telescopes while our resident astronomer points out different constellations and planets.
  • Indulge in mouthwatering ancient recipes slow cooked in traditional Minoan ceramic pots.
  • Visit a local organization that’s helping small, independent businesses to become more sustainable.
  • Thirty percent of your tour costs go to supporting small-scale rural businesses in local communities.

Dive into Ancient Greek Mythology, Astronomy and Gastronomy

Do you know your Zeus from your zodiac? Dive into ancient Greek mythology and astronomy (along with some ancient recipes) on your own private star-studded, food-fueled adventure! Crete is one of the best places for stargazing, and we’re going to pair the sky with our stomach as we learn to read the constellations before digging into a traditional Minoan meal. Best of all, it’s all for good, supporting a local sustainability training centre!

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:

  • Your 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, three-course dinner, a glass of wine (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: 7.30 pm
  • Ending point: Hotels on the route from the village of Drapanos to Chania Municipal Market.