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The Best of Far West Crete

Tour Highlights

  • Head to the western region of Sfakia, home to the stunning White Mountains, spectacular gorges, and panoramic views.
  • Visit a family-owned cheese and yogurt factory for a local breakfast.
  • Follow in the steps of ANZAC soldiers and hike through Imbros Gorge.
  • Learn why Crete is considered to be the flora crossroads of the Mediterranean.
  • Participate in a hands-on cooking class and enjoy a lunch of traditional Cretan dishes.
  • Indulge in local Cretan wines at a unique local cellar and winery.
Private Tour Starting price per person

Explore Sfakia During This Adventure Tour

Head to Sfakia on the far west side of the island, where towering mountains, deep gorges, tales of adventure, and local cuisine await. You get it all on this full-day Crete tour that combines everything you could want from a great Greek day: hiking, cooking, wine-tasting, cheese-sampling, storytelling, and more to make up one epic, authentic adventure!

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

  • By visiting villages far from mass tourism and collaborating with the locals, your tour supports these small communities financially.
  • On this tour, you visit 100% local, family-owned businesses, meet a local cheesemonger and a local botanist, and sample their products that originate from the Cretan countryside.
  • As part of your tour, you visit a local family in their home where you participate in a hands-on cooking class and learn about local products and traditional cooking techniques.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, cheese and yogurt samples, two-course meal (meat and veggie options), sweets, fruit, four different wine tastings, fresh orange juice for the children

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

Schedule details

  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Meeting point: Chania Central bus Station, Kydonias & Partheniou Kelaidi, GR-73100 Chania, Crete. Your guide will be standing next to the ticket booth, holding a Crete Urban Adventures sign.
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  • Starting time: 8.00 am
  • Ending point: Chania Municipal Market. Alternatively, we can drop off any tour participants whose hotels are along the route from Vrisses Village back to the Chania Municipal Market.