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Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process
  • Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process

    Artikelnummer: RETHYMNO001

    Embark on a captivating journey through Crete, exploring its landscapes, traditional villages, and rich heritage. This small-group tour offers an immersive experience, from a honey factory visit to discovering the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd at a remote hut. Savor authentic Cretan cuisine, meet locals, and relish panoramic views that capture the island’s essence.

    Apithano Honey Factory & Village Charms: Starting from Rethymnon, the tour heads southeast, stopping at Apithano Honey Factory for a guided tour and tastings. Drive through Milopotamos and traditional villages, immersed in lush greenery and captivating views.

    Halepa Monastery & Scenic Splendor: Discover Halepa Monastery, offering breathtaking views of Crete’s peaks and valleys. Learn about its history as a refuge for rebels during civil wars, capturing stunning snapshots in this picturesque setting.

    Shepherd’s Life, the Enigmatic ‘’Mitato’’ Hut: Ascend an off-road trail to ‘’Mitato,’’ the traditional shepherd’s hut. Gain insights into shepherd life, cheese-making, and perhaps spot wild eagles and goats, perfect for memorable photos.

    Axos Village Tavern: Journey to Axos village for authentic Cretan cuisine at a traditional tavern. Indulge in local delicacies and experience Cretan warmth. Enjoy leisurely coffee before returning to Rethymnon.

    This tour encapsulates Crete’s essence—culture, vistas, and gastronomy—providing a memorable glimpse of the island’s charm and hospitality in a day-long adventure.


    RTH01. Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process, Itinerary

    08:30 - 09:45: Pickups (1 h 15 min)
    09:45 - 10:00: Drive to Melidoni village (15 minutes)
    10:00 - 10:45: Honey museum visit (45 minutes)
    10:45 - 11:25: Drive to Halepa Monastery (40 minutes)
    11:25 - 11:45: Monastery visit (20 minutes)
    11:45 - 12:00: Drive to Axos Gorge photo stop (off-road) (15 minutes)
    12:00 - 12:10: Axos Gorge Vultures photo stop (off-road) (10 minutes)
    12:10 - 12:15: Drive to the Shepherd's Hut (5 minutes)
    12:15 - 13:30: Shepherd’s Hut & cheesemaking stop (1 h 15 min)
    13:30 - 13:35: Drive to Axos Village (5 minutes)
    13:35 - 15:00: Lunch Stop (1 h 25 min)
    15:00 - 15:40: Drive back to pick up points (40 minutes)

    *Time schedules may vary depending on group size and weather conditions

    • This tour is available in the following languages

      English, Français, Deutsch, Nederlands

    • Included

      Free hotel pick up and drop off
      *Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
      *Lunch with traditional Cretan platters
      *Entrance fees for Honey factory and tastings
      *A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato” and cheese making process
      *Liability Insurance and local taxes

    • Not included

      *Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
      *Gratuities

    • Tour duration

      6/7 hours

    Preisab €95.00
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