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Chania Day Trip – A Private Cretan Villages Adventure

  • From 220€/person
  • 10 Hours
  • Chania


  • In one of Crete's most beautiful hilly regions, the Rethymnon district, learn about Cretan rural life and understand what life was like in the late 19th century.
  • Take part in a practical cooking workshop using organic ingredients to discover the island's culinary secrets.
  • Discover your inner explorer by passing through a lush gorge and an abandoned abbey.
  • Hidden gems and the most revered emblem of the Cretans' fight for freedom.
  • Discover traditional villages while learning about Cretan herbs and their practical use.
  • Take some great pictures while taking in the surrounding mountains.

Chania Day Trip - A Private Cretan Villages Adventure At a Glance

If you're looking for an authentic Cretan experience, this day trip is for you! You'll learn about traditional rural life and participate in a cooking workshop using organic ingredients. In this day tour, you'll also learn about the island's culinary secrets, herbs, and practical uses. Plus, you'll get some great pictures of the surrounding mountains. We have to admit that the beauty of Crete is not directly connected only to its beautiful beaches, there are many more to discover out there.

Chania Day Trip - A Private Cretan Villages Adventure In Detail

Let us introduce you to the authentic rural areas of Crete, a side of the island beyond the city center that doesn't see too many tourists in the usual Chania excursions, by exploring abandoned historic monasteries and a medieval town, passing through the oldest olive groves in the Mediterranean, and even trekking through a gorge! On our Cretan Villages Adventure tour, we will hit the road to the lush rolling hills area of the Rethymnon region, where rural medieval villages and iconic historical sites are located. Learn the culinary secrets of the island and test your skills in a hands-on cooking class. Adventures await! It's a perfect Chania day trip for those who want to explore beyond the city limits and experience some of the more unique aspects of Crete. Book now, and let us show you an amazing time!

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What makes Chania Day Trip - A Private Cretan Villages Adventure unique?

Greece is renowned for its delicious cuisine, and there's no better way to sample the best of what the country has to offer than on a Greece food tour. The day trips from Chania are a great option for those looking to explore the island's culinary secrets. During the tour, you'll pass through a lush gorge and an abandoned abbey, as well as take part in a practical cooking workshop using organic ingredients. With so much to see and do, this day trip is sure to leave you with lasting memories of your time in Greece and especially in the greek islands.

Chania Day Trip - A Private Cretan Villages Adventure Itinerary

The tiny village

As you enjoy a morning Greek coffee or local mountain tea in the courtyard of a house made famous by folklore. There you will learn about the local history as the owner will share tales of life in 19th-century Crete. A few hours later visitors can enjoy walking tours of the village as well.

Monastery of Arkadi

During your guided tour of the monastery, you'll get to admire its stunning architecture and learn all about its fascinating history.

Mountaintop village

Roll up your sleeves and take part in a hands-on culinary workshop. Prepare a delicious meal the Cretan way while learning about regional ingredients and cooking methods.

After that, sample five different quality wines while enjoying delectable Cretan rusks and olives from their garden. It'll be if not the best, one of the best wine tasting experiences in your life.

Amari Valley

A downhill walk from the busy Chania town center will take you to this forgotten place. A remarkable hidden jewel that flourished throughout the medieval era will be revealed to you—an abandoned monastery. Walk through the lifeless spaces in the west Crete that were once bustling with activity to show off your exploration instincts.

Beautiful landscapes of Crete

You'll travel for around 30 minutes through one of Crete's most breathtaking settings, a verdant ravine with flowing waterfalls and a cave chapel. That's one of the moments which will make you believe that Chania tours and visiting Crete are not regrettable. Take some of your greatest pictures here and taste some traditional Cretan sweets and raki before the tour comes to an end.


  • Local expert guide

  • Hygiene products (face masks)

  • Hotel pick up / drop off

  • All VAT & Taxes

  • Lunch

  • Greek coffee

  • Drinks


  • Gratuities

Things to know before booking

Chania Day trips provide different options for food so that everyone can have a great time on the tour.

Vegetarians are welcome on all tours.

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.

In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe, and dress codes are similar to those you are used to at home. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.

If you are happy with the services provided by your local a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

It's a private tour group (max group of 30 people)

All our team members are fully vaccinated.

Meeting Point

Hotel pick up

Cancelation Policy

Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund.(Free cancellation )

Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.

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