Traditional Villages

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Traditional Villages

This is the most complete village hopping experience going through the villages at the foot of ‘’Lefka Ori” (White Mountains). A unique guided road trip with wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life.

6-7 hours
book this excursion:
up to 2 days in advance
departures from Chania:
daily upon request
place of departure:
Chania center or from your hotel - please indicate your pick up point when booking ( for pick up points 15km+ away from Chania's center, an additional fee will be charged)
departure time:
9.30am (flexible time)
services included:

personal pick up and drop off with flexible start time

private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide

transfers in fully air-conditioned car/van

entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the itinerary

traditional Cretan lunch (including drinks)

all taxes

services not included:

Personal expenses

prices (VAT included)

Prices per person:

1 adult  – 330 euros per person

2 adults – 180 euros per person

3 adults – 150 euros per person

4 & 5 adults –  120 euros per person

6 & 7 adults –  100 euros per person


infants 0-3.99 years old      free of charge 

YOUTH 4-12 years old       40 euros per child


Persons per private tour: min 2 adults – max 7 persons

cancellation policy

2 days in advance before departure - retention of deposit

less than 2 days before departure – 100%

Your local guide will pick you up from any defined place within Chania region. Your private daytrip will start by heading towards the region of Apokoronas. We shall first visit Koules Fortress that occupies a lofty position on a hill. While soaking up views of Souda bay your local guide will introduce you to Crete’s turbulent history.
As we continue our road trip through traditional villages, we will stop at an olive mill so that you get acquainted with the Cretan olive oil production and taste high-quality olive oil.
We shall continue our visit to a typical village dating back to the Venetian time, we will have time to explore its old neighborhood while engaging with the locals and their authentic lifestyle in its ‘’kafenion’’.
Our next stop will be at the monastery of Agios Georgios in Karydi. A monastery with a great history, scenic views to the White mountains and its trademark: the remains of the olive oil factory with its twelve arches.
Going through olive groves, vineyards, shepherd’s huts, we will visit old byzantine churches decorated with beautiful frescos dating back to the 12th century.
This tour would not be complete without a delicious lunch in a traditional family-run taverna in an “off the beaten path” village.
At the end of your tour, our mission will be accomplished – you will leave with enjoyable memories and a much better understanding of Cretan nature and "slow lifestyle".
PLEASE NOTE: As this tour involves walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended, please do not forget your sunglasses and sun hat.

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