Visit the local producers

The programme:

Cheese Making (available from 15/10-15/06)
We meet Yiannis Matsamakis, the local cheese maker and taste different kind of cheeses: graviera, anthotyros, myzithra with some nice raki.
Olive Oil Making (available from 15/06-15/10)
We start from the local Olive Oil factory where the specialist will demonstrate the olive oil production process. The taste of pure local oil is followed by the explanation of the secrets of Cretan virgin olive oil. 
Herbs & Essential Oil Factory
We will drive towards the picturesque village of Maxairoi. We will meet Kostas & Litsa in their herbs factory packing the collected oregano, sage and mountain tea. Kostas will introduce us to the processes of herbs collection, herbs oil extraction and making of essential oils. Litsa will learn us ways of using the herbs in our daily life and their healing benefits.
Goat Bell Making
We meet Vassilis Manatakis, the last technician in Apokoronas who makes sheep and goat bells. We watch Vassilis working in his workshop and we learn how to recognize the difference between the ringing of the sheep-bells and the goats-bells! An authentic souvenir. 
Traditional Cretan Lunch
We visit an authentic, old olive-press, the last one left nowadays in Apokoronas. We will see  wild goats known worldwide as "kri-kri" (a unique chance, because these animals are rarely seen) and we enjoy very good local food at Lemonia’s tavern.

Details

  • Start: 10:00 from Vamos Tourist office
  • When: Every day, upon request (except Sundays)
  • Including:
    - Local Cretan meal
    - Guide
    - Transfer upon request
  • Duration: Approx 6 hours
  • Cost:Adult - 50 € , Child (11-16 years old) 30 €, Child (5-10 years old) 20 €, {children under 5 years old are Free}. For a private tour ask us
 
Your guide: At your disposal for any further information
 
Duration: Approx 6 hours
 
Cost:Adult - 50 € , Child (11-16 years old) 30 €, Child (5-10 years old) 20 €, {children under 5 years old are Free}. For a private tour ask us
 
When: Every day, upon request (except Sundays).