Cretan villages and countryside

Crete, Greece

Get completely off the beaten track in Crete and visit some of the island's quaint, traditional villages. Travelling through the picturesque countryside with your private guide you'll discover the authentic side of the island.

Explore Crete's rustic countryside, starting in the Akrotiri peninsula, where olive groves and cypress trees cover the picturesque landscape. Your first stop is the impressive Monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon, dating back to the 17th century, where you'll discover how wine and olive oil are produced on the premises. Continue on to the Apokoronas region and Maheri, one of Crete's most traditional and unspoilt villages before stopping at an authentic 'kafenion' for a Greek coffee. Afterwards, head inland to visit a local ceramic studio, a house recognised for its traditional architecture, before driving through the foothills of the White Mountains for a meal at a family-run taverna with fantastic views.

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