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Historical Tour of Crete: Tradition and Food with Adventure

Feel like Indiana Jones on Crete as you bus from Chania on the 11.5-hour historic tour of Crete to a remote fishing village to explore, hike and climb through a fantastic gorge and fish to a secluded bay for a swim in a fishing boat. Breakfast and a meal later in the final cooking course round off the included services.

  • Tour / activity duration: approx. 11,5 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Jun 7, 2019

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Historical tour of Crete with tradition, food and adventure - per person (14+)
Price 146.-€

Historical Tour Crete with Tradition, Food and Adventure

Accompany the professional English-speaking guide to a remote village, a fantastic gorge, by fishing boat to a bay for swimming and a small local cooking course.

Booking option: Historical Tour Crete with Tradition and Food

You get a ticket for the historic tour of Crete with a bus ride to a remote fishing village to explore, a hike through a fantastic gorge, a trip in a fishing boat to a secluded bay for swimming and a course where you learn to prepare local food. Breakfast, fresh fruit, local sweets and a meal with local raki are included as well as the professional English speaking tour guide and all travel tickets.

Overview

  • Duration: ~ 11 hours
  • Hours: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Chania City

Included

  • Bus tickets, city tour, breakfast (local dish with rusk, olives, tomatoes and cheese), seasonal fruit, meal (starter and main course), local sweets, 1 raki to accompany the meal, boat trip, swim stop, tour guide

Prices

  • Price Historical tour of Crete with tradition, food and adventure - per person (14+): 146.-€
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Important information

Preconditions

  • Minimum age 14 years
  • Normal physical fitness

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, sports- / hiking shoes, hat, backpack, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Adventures like Indiana Jones: Historic tour of Crete from Chania

Already in the early morning begins your adventurous, approx. 11.5-hour, all-day historical tour on Crete with tradition and food in Chania with the beginning of an approx. 2-hour bus ride to a remote fishing village on the Greek island, in which tourism is almost foreign. The English speaking tour guide will entertain you with beautiful stories. Arrived in the lonely village a small city guidance begins with breakfast, consisting of delicious, crispy bread with olive oil, tomatoes and cheese. So strengthened you set off in the direction of Lissos.

First it's very easy as you follow a road under the pine trees on the historic tour of Crete with tradition, food and adventure. But soon you leave the road towards the mountains. From the hill there you have a fantastic view of the gorge below and the turquoise sea off the coast. Where the trees finally give way to the bare rocky cliffs, we find the ruins of the Temple of Asclepius, built here in 300 BC and dedicated to the healing arts. Along the way and around the temple, the guide will show you many herbs and plants used in local dishes.

In Lissos itself you will find excavations of a mighty ancient trading and fishing metropolis, which existed from 400 BC to 700 AD to 900 AD, when it was economically weakened and finally abandoned after a destructive earthquake. The city is said to contain a beautiful temple of the Dictinna, which, however, could not yet be excavated. But what you will find in the ruins during the one hour hike was the great tourist attraction in antiquity: A healing well of the Asclepius, from which you can drink. After a good 2 hours on the beach of Lissos you will take a fishing boat to a remote fishing village for dinner and cooking lessons. With a last hour in Paleochora the historical tour on Crete ends with tradition, food and adventure with a bus ride back to Chania.

Conditions

Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews - Historical Tour Crete with Tradition, Food and Adventure

Review by Luca
Overall rating
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« Time passed quickly »

11.5 hours have really been long. The time has passed but in flight and we did not realize at the end that really so much time has passed. It was a perfect mix of all. There were so many tours integrated in one. Hiking, boating, swimming, eating. It was a great day.
(Posted on Jun 7, 2019) Show review in original language

« Zeit verging wie im Flug »

11,5 Stunden haben sich wirklich lang angehört. Die Zeit ist aber wie im Flug vergangen und wir haben am Ende garnicht gemerkt, dass wirklich schon so viel Zeit vergangen ist. Es war eine perfekte Mischung aus allen. Es waren sozusagen viele Touren integriert in einer. Wandern, Boot fahren, schwimmen, Essen. Es war ein rundum toller Tag.
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