A Culinary Tour of Crete in Kissamos from Chania

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A Culinary Tour of Crete in Kissamos from Chania


Take a dip into Crete's gastronomy during this unique culinary experience from Chania town. 

Visiting Places: Honeybee garden, local winery, olive mill and authentic Cretan house In Kissamos area. 
Duration: Full day tour

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Activity Description

This gastronomic tour in Crete goes beyond a traditional food tour and starts with a visit at a honeybee garden. You will experience a hands-on presentation of the beehive and the special handling of the bees (protective equipment provided). You will taste organic thyme honey and pollen and will enjoy the most healthy traditional Greek brunch including local herb tea with honey, sesame bar with honey, rakomelo (honey based alcohol shot) and seasonal fruit.
As the day continues your guides will take you to a local winery and olive oil mill for an introduction to Crete's wines and tradition of oil production, one of Crete's most important exporting produce. You will have a tour around the facilities, will learn interesting facts about the process of winemaking and olive oil production in Crete, will taste authentic Cretan wine and high quality olive oil accompanied by a delicious local snack. 
Finally, your guides will take you to an authentic Cretan house to enjoy a locavore lunch in the house's yard, like a true local. You will taste recipes prepared with traditional local products, all highlighting the Cretan nutrition. Your meal will be accompanied by fresh seasonal salad and local wine. A finale to this authentic culinary tour that embraces everything that Cretan hospitality has to offer and the best of Greek cuisine. 

Special Features

  • Visit to honeybee farm
  • Visit to vineyard and introduction to local winemaking
  • Visit to olive oil mill and an introduction to olive oil production in Crete
  • Authentic Cretan lunch and hospitality

Why We Like It

This is an ideal gastronomic adventure to the local cuisine, ideal for those interested to explore further the 'jewels' of Greek food but also for those visiting Chania on a cruise. 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Wednesdays and Saturdays (other dates upon request) | 9:30am from Chania

Duration: Full day tour

Meeting Point: Chania town 

Group Size: Min 4 persons - max 7 persons (shared groups) | Private groups available upon request

Pace: Easy

Spoken Language: English, Greek and Spanish

Included: All tours and transfers from Chania, 2 English/Spanish speaking guides, authentic Cretan lunch and wine, all snacks and drinks

Excluded: Anything else not mentioned as Included

Vendor: Natour Lab

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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