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Experience hosted by Rebecca

10 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On our "Cretan Villages Adventure" Private Tour we will introduce you to authentic rural areas of Crete, a side of the island beyond the city centers.

This part of Crete hosts revolutionary stories of proud-Cretan people while still nowadays, you can trace the ‘footprint’ of a centuries-old culture in abandoned historic monasteries, in the fertile of herbs land, the numerous spectacular gorges and in the Cretan culinary cuisine, one of the healthiest and tastiest diets in the world.

What you are going to SEE//HEAR//TASTE//EXPERIENCE:

-Discover Cretan rural life and get a glimpse of how life was in one of the most spectacular hilly parts of Crete back in the late 19th century.
-Participate in a hands-on cooking class with organic products and learn the culinary secrets of the island.
-Explore an off the beaten path village and learn about Cretan herbs and their use in everyday life.
-Visit a fortified monastery, The Arcadi Monastery, the most sacred symbol of Cretans’ struggle for Freedom as well, other abandoned monastery, and amazing hidden gems.
- Trek through the greenest gorge you’ve ever seen!
-Enjoy memorable views of the surrounding mountains and capture your best photos.
-Happiness and laughs all over

Transportation provided by Sunnycars company
Other things to note
- There are 2 meeting points – please check the meeting point in your chosen city.
On our "Cretan Villages Adventure" Private Tour we will introduce you to authentic rural areas of Crete, a side of the island beyond the city centers.

This part of Crete hosts revolutionary stories of proud-Cretan people while still nowadays, you can trace the ‘footprint’ of a centuries-old culture in abandoned historic monasteries, in the fertile of herbs land, the numerous spectacular gorges and in the Cretan culinary cuisine, one o…

Rebecca's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Three-course lunch and organic snacks; Traditional Cretan sweets
  • Drinks
    Greek coffee & fresh orange juice for children, raki, and wine.
From $373
/ person
Mon, 12 Apr
From $373 per group
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Private groups only
From $373 per group
Tue, 13 Apr
From $373 per group
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Private groups only
From $373 per group
Wed, 14 Apr
From $373 per group
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Private groups only
From $373 per group

Meet your host, Rebecca

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Hello travelers! My name is Rebecca and as a Cretan-born and tourism professional for many years, I run tours in Crete following the path away from tourist hordes and touristy-oriented experiences.
Together with my team and friends who are local experts, Kiki and Giannis we will explore with you the vast culture of Crete by hitting the road to the lush rolling hills area of the Rethymnon region where bucolic medieval villages and iconic historic sites are located.
Let us introduce you to our island's myths and legends and test your skills in Cretan culinary secrets!
Here is the land where the heart of Crete beats and the traditions are still kept alive! Join us for a unique experience and share your day with the locals in remote villages.
Hello travelers! My name is Rebecca and as a Cretan-born and tourism professional for many years, I run tours in Crete following the path away from tourist hordes and touristy-oriented experiences.
Together with my team and friends who are local experts, Kiki and Giannis we will explore with you the vast culture of Crete by hitting the road to the lush rolling hills area of the Rethymnon region where bucolic medieval villages and iconic historic sites are located.
Let us introduce y…
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Where you'll be

We are going to spend the day outdoors exploring the hilly part of Crete under the shadow of big Cretan mountains. We’ll discover picturesque mountaintop villages, a landmark monastery as well, an abandoned monastery dating back in Byzantine years, we’ll trek in a spectacular gorge and explore the fertile nature of the region.

Choose from available dates

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  • Mon, 12 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Tue, 13 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Wed, 14 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Thu, 15 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Fri, 16 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Sun, 18 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $373 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Don’t forget your camera at home, because during the tour you will have some unique opportunities for amazing photo shoots

For warm and sunny days I recommend to bring a head and sunglasses to protect you from strong Athens sun