Booking for : Cretan’s Real Life‼️ Half Day | Departure from Heraklion

Cretan’s Real Life‼️ Half Day | Departure from Heraklion

    Tour Details

    Every Thursday from May 4th  till October

    Duration 6 hours

    Opportunity to visit and meet local people. Walk around, Smell and feel the calmness of the colorful flora in the countryside. Watch and learn sheeps milking, learn how to make cheese the traditional way. Learn to plant and collect vegetables. Make and bake bread in wood oven. Participate to prepare and cook your lunch.

    Indicative Time-Table:

    09:00 – 09:15                            Arrival at the ‘’Traditional Village’’

    15:00                                           Departure from the ‘’Traditional Village’’


    09:00 – 09:15  Arrival at the ‘’Traditional Village’’

    Arrival to the small village Bitzariano and the shepherds place where you will be shown the traditional way of milking and why not to try milking a sheep if you wish. Visit the village of Polythea where we are invited by a local family to their house to taste all kinds of Crete mountain teas and herbs. Next stop we visit the family’s garden so called ‘bostani’ where guest will be taught how to plant vegetables; you will cut, taste and fill up the baskets to prepare your lunch later.We continue by coach to the village of Kato Karouzanos where you will be introduced to the methods of producing the local spirit of raki, the honey, hand weaving etc.

    It is time now to start preparing your meal. Local cook will teach you how to prepare the local bread baked in the wood oven and taste as it is coming out of the oven. The ones wishing to be taught cooking they will participate to prepare lunch under the supervision of our cook, meal and wine is offered while our Shepherd produces the cheese from the milk collected earlier called kefalotiri and mizithra. You will participate to the procedure and help the Shepherd to prepare the cheese, they all taste as it is coming up from the cylinder.After meal you will be taught how to make your own Greek coffee.

    There is time to visit a little shop selling all above local products

    15:00               Departure from the ‘’Traditional Village’’

    Menu Info:

    Cretan bread direct from the wood oven

    Greek Salad


    Shepherd’s Cheese ‘Myzithra’ (as it is coming from the cylinder)

    Shepherd’s Cheese ‘Kefalotiri’

    Tomatoes balls

    Zucchini balls

    Cheese pies with honey (cheese from our Shepherd)

    Unlimited White and Red wine, water, refreshments for children

    Fruit of the season


    Pick-up and 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

    Unlimited local wine

    Lunch (prepared by you under the supervision of a professional)

    Not Included:

    OPTIONAL Pick-up & Drop-off service from Agia Pelagia and Sissi area (Children up to 2 years old free of charge, 3€ per child up to 12 years old, 6€ per Adult) – 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

    Cancellation Policy

    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


    1. For bookings up to 2 days prior to departure please contact us in order to check for availability.
    2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

    Payment Options

    1. In our office, Aretousas 38 street, Heraklion, Crete
    2. Directly upon booking from our webiste with your debit/credit card
    3. 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 online@travelid.gr

    Why to choose this package!

    • See the traditional way of milking (get taught!)
    • Visit the traditional village of Polythea
    • Taste all kinds of Cretan mountain teas and herbs
    • Learn how to plant vegetables - prepare your launch by cutting, tasting and filling up your basket
    • Visit the village of Kato Karouzanos and learn how to produce raki, honey atc.
    • Learn how to bake the local bread by a professional
    • Learn how to make your own Greek coffee
    • Free time to visit a little shop and buy local products

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 🌞 Half Day
    • Price from: €49 per person

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    +30 2810 335227


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