The Unique Herbs of Crete: A Private Walking Tour in Sitia Plateau

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The Unique Herbs of Crete: A Private Walking Tour in Sitia Plateau

from 40.00

Explore the herb gardens of Sitia Plateau and touch, feel, learn and taste the aromatic and therapeutic herbs of Crete.

Visiting Places: Sitia plateau
Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)

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WHY WE LOVE IT

A fantastic excursion in Sitia region, ideal for those interested in the unique world of Cretan herbs, a staple of Cretan culture.

Activity Description

Spend a half-day walking tour with a local agriculturalist. Discover the importance of Crete's aromatic plants in the island's tradition stemming from the ancient times, as mentioned in the texts of ancient authors who attributed to them exceptional therapeutic properties.
Learn about oregano (Origanum onites), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), linden (Tilia cordate mill.), Marjoram (origanum majorana), thyme (thymus sibthorpibenth.), mint (mentha), rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis), laurel (laurus nobilis L.), chamomile (matricaria chamomillaL.), sage (salvia officinalis) and the remarkable Cretan plants such as dittany that grow in the steep mountains of the island, picked by experienced herbalists and dried in natural conditions for further use in teas, cooking and of course the Cretan cuisine.  

Special Features

  • Walk around the fields of Sitia with an expert English-speaking guide

  • Learn about the properties and applications of the Cretan herbs

  • Get to know the herbs and participate in small works to dry, pick them up and use them in the kitchen (depending on the season)

  • Enjoy a rich picnic in nature prepared by a local cook

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Private tour upon request at least 3 days in advance | Time upon arrangement

Duration: 4-5 hours (approx. depending on pace)

Meeting Point: Plateau of Sitia, near the medieval villages of Voila and Etia (Request a transfer to/from meeting point here).

Group Size: max. 12 persons.

Pace: Easy, suitable also for children

Spoken Language: English (other languages upon request)

Included: English speaking expert guides, outdoor picnic with local produce, presentation of the herbs, information notes about the herbs. 

Excluded: Transfers to/from meeting point (can be arranged at extra charge), translator (where required), any food and beverages other than what described, anything not mentioned as included.

Young Travellers: Children under 6 years: free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation up to 15 days prior to activity date: 80% refundable; 14-7 days before the excursion: 50% refundable; 7-4 days before the excursion: 10% refundable; cancellation performed less than 4 days before the excursion, latecomers and no shows: no refund. 

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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