Every Saturday from April 15th till April 30th
Every Wednesday and Saturday from May till October
Duration 4 hours approximately / Starting 19:15 pm – Ending 20:30 pm
Life in the contemporary world loses every day the warmth, the human communication, the friendly relationship, the contact with the nature. The special, hospitable, Cretan village is the way out because it doesn’t offer only an educational and amusing show of Greek dance and music but also a magnificent excursion in a paradise place. Perched on a verdant hillside overlooking the picturesque village of Kato Karouzanos the village provides a chance to sample the real Crete in microcosm. The road is fully relaxed due to the exceptional natural beauty that has not changed over the centuries. The landscape is full of surprises, which changes minute by minute, here bare and wild, there green and peaceful. The green fertility which is composed by olive green, vine green, citrus green and vegetable green adds living color to the grandeur of the mountains and the wild rock formations. The beautifully sculptured ΄΄Traditional Village΄΄, set in lush rolling hills, offers the opportunity to taste traditional hospitality in a magnificent setting of unparalleled Cretan beauty. Open 16 hours a day from throughout the whole season, the village invites visitors on a journey into Crete’s rural heartland to take a break in the serenity of the countryside.
The visitors have the opportunity to sit in our garden terrace, drink Greek coffee, raki or taste the sweetness of the Cretan wine in the shade of a cypress tree and enjoy the quiet beauty of the surrounding countryside as a gentle breeze tames the mighty Cretan sun and a lira plays softly in the background. Or they can take a stroll around the delightful village paths, through arches strewn with bougainvillea and an enticing aroma of honeysuckle in the air and see the several exhibits that the village has to offer.
In the ΄΄Traditional Village΄΄ with the small neighborhoods, the yards and its small, graphic street, people find again friendship and communication. Zeus, the God of ancient Greek Gods, represented hospitality and his spirit lives on today in the hearts of this village’s people.
19:15 – 19:30 Arrival at the ‘’Traditional Village’’
20:00 Dinner and wine is served
20:20 – 22:30 Beginning of the ‘’Traditional Village’s’’ Show
19:15 – 19:30 Arrival at the ‘’Traditional Village’’
Visitors can take a stroll around the village paths of Kato Karouzanos through arches strewn with bougainvillea. The villagers are waiting in their house yards to welcome them. Tour of the guests in the special formed places of the ΄΄Traditional Village΄΄ where they can see the several exhibits but also take part in the different events
Stop 1 – Taste of raki (local spirit) as it is produced direct from the distiller, cucumber and baked potatoes will be offered.
Stop 2 – Visit of Cretan house each group escort will introduce guests to Cretan culture.
Stop 3 – Visit of small museum with objects of old time and agriculture tools.
Stop 4 – Wine testing where Cretan wines will be offered.
Stop 5 – Guests will be offered Traditional dakos with tomato and feta cheese
20:00 Open Buffet with Live Action!
Cretan village bread
Salads/Vegetarian: Tomatoes, Cucumber, Pepper, Onion, Cabbage/Carrot, , Τzatziki, Feta Cheese, Potatoe salad, Corn Salad, Pasta , Lentils (Fakies), Green beans, Glistrida, Green Salad (Vlita) -All vegetables are from our garden
In the pan: Myzithropitakia (Cretan cheese pies), vegetable pies, pork with vegetables (tigania)
Vegetarians: Variety of vegetables on the gill – Green-red-yellow pepper, Eggplants, Zucchini, Cabbage, Carrot, Onion, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Corn Etc.
Hot items: Chicken in the grill or oven, Traditional cooked lamb with pasta
Fruits: Variety of Seasonal Fruits
Sweet: Halvas, Loukoumades with honey or similar
*Possible changes of the menu depending on the period of season
20:20 Beginning of the Greek Night show.
Show includes live music and dancing group performing dances
Part A Traditional Dances from Crete (Sousta, Malevizitotis etc)
Part B Traditional Dance from Mainland (Tsamikos,kalamatianos)
Part C Traditional Dances from the Islands
Part D Todays Greek dances (Zorbas, sirtaki etc)
Between the dancing cessions guests will be invited to be taught Greek dances and participate
22:30 End of the program
✅ Pick-up & Drop-off service (Pick up mainly from hotels at Ammoudara till Malia area is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point).
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Cretan Folklore show
✅ Rich buffet dinner
✅ Unlimited local wine white/red, water, 1 bottle 500ml of soft drink for the children
❌ OPTIONAL Pick-up & Drop-off service from Agia Pelagia and Sissi area (Adults 3€, Children from 3 up to 12 years old 1.50€) – PAID UPON BOOKING
❌ Personal expenses
Children up to 4 years old, free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap
Children from 5 to 12 years old, 50% discount
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
- For bookings up to 2 days prior to departure please contact us in order to check for availability.
- Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
- Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
- The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
- In our office, Aretousas 38 street, Heraklion, Crete
- Directly upon booking from our webiste with your debit/credit card
- Payment link sent by us with your debit/credit card easily and safely
Payment of reservations up to 2 days before the tour.
Upon reservation you will receive from us in a separate e-mail your voucher with specific pick-up information (please check your spam folder as well). Please be aware that you will have to bring the voucher with you during the trip.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 20:00 pm and Saturday from 09:00 am to 15:00 pm.
Book now through our website or contact us for more information at 0030 2810 335227 or send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why to choose this package!
- Take a stroll around the delightful village paths of Kato Karouzanos
- See the various exhibits the village has to offer
- Take part in different events
- Taste several types of Cretan wine and the delicious Cretan baked bread
- Enjoy a wonderful live show which includes traditional dances from Crete, mainland, islands and the well-known Zorbas, sirtaki, etc.
- Get taught by the professionals