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Vamos Apokorona, Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 2825 022190
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Fascinating, informative,heartfelt and delicious!

My family and friends (a total group of 11, including four children and an infant) joined this tour... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
spacekatz
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Berlin, Germany
Great day out

Well worth the money for a great trip out into the countryside. We found the trip online before our... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Angela O
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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We will first go to the local cheese maker,where we we watch Yannis on duty...(Available : 01/11 to 14/06) or We start from the local Olive Oil factory where the specialist will demonstrate the olive oil production process...(Available : 15/06 to 30/10) Then we drive to the 14th century Byzantine church in the heart of a ravine... We continue with the visit to the last person in Apokoronas, who makes sheep and goat bells... We then visit the authentic, old olive-press, the last one left nowadays in Apokoronas, where Leonidas still produces his bio olive oil! We see his wild goats known worldwide as "kri-kri" (a unique chance, because these animals are rarely seen) and we have our meal at his tavern, cooked by his wife...
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“goat bells” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Vamos Apokorona, Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

My family and friends (a total group of 11, including four children and an infant) joined this tour that took in local producers of olive oil, herbs and essential oils, hand-made goat bells and honey, as well as a visit to a spectacular Byzantine church...More

Thank spacekatz
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money for a great trip out into the countryside. We found the trip online before our visit and paid at the tourist information office in Vamos. Small groups of six or eight people is ideal. George is a friendly and knowledgable guide...More

Thank Angela O
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Our guide, George, provided an extraordinary amount of information. His enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to bring us into his culture made our day both enlightening and fun.

Thank bergrbunch
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Always a delight to spend time with George and all his associates in the villages around Vamos. Such a diverse range of local products are made and sold in this area and there is always something new to learn about the complexities of this wonderful...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Where to start? The whole tour with our guide George was unforgettable!. If you want to see original places and experience a true Cretan environment, this is the trip for you. We learned about how olive oil, goat bells (yes, really!) and essential oils were...More

1  Thank Janetxx194
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This tour is well worth going on , you get to see fantastic places you wouldn't find by yourself. The guide George is great fun and very good company , he is a local man and a mine of information about the area and its...More

3  Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Probably one of the best ways to experience authenticity away from the bustle of bigger cities and planned tours. The aromas are delectable and make sure you go with a healthy appetite. Although the food pretty much everywhere in Crete was amazing, it's something else...More

1  Thank Amhelmy
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Super day with George at the cheese and bread making. After bread making we had a lovely greek lunch. We absolutely enjoyed the day. We do recommend it very much.

1  Thank Drydakia
Reviewed 22 June 2013

loved the aromas of cooking and delicious taste of food. friendly staff in the tavernas drinks were lovely especially the Raki.

2  Thank jean m
Reviewed 17 June 2013

every where you went they gave you fresh lovely bread with garlic butter or just butter nd dont for get there great olive oils

1  Thank Frances m
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