Chania Regional Unit
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Chania: Manousakis Winery Small-Group SUV Safari with Lunch

1. Chania: Manousakis Winery Small-Group SUV Safari with Lunch

An expert driver will take you through olive, orange and lemon groves as you head out on this 8-hour Jeep safari. Your first stop will be at the spectacular Venizelos Gorge. Admire the views and the wild landscapes. Continue on to the picturesque village of Therisso. The village played an important role in local history, as it was here that the Cretan revolution began in 1905. The drive will become more adventurous as your driver takes you on an off-road route. Half an hour later you’ll reach a traditional mitato hut, where shepherds live and still produce cheese following techniques that are a century old. Taste local products at Therisso village including mountain tea, the famous Cretan cheese named "graviera", Cretan honey, and "tsakistes" olives. Then, enjoy 5 different wines as you visit the Vatolakos village and Manousakis winery. Depending on the time of year, the restaurant for your lunch will be selected to avoid crowds. Your lunch will consist of traditional Cretan flavors with season salad, wine, and dessert.

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Chania: Milia Mountain Safari with Wine Tasting and Lunch

2. Chania: Milia Mountain Safari with Wine Tasting and Lunch

After pick-up at your hotel in the Chania region, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Ano Vouves to marvel at a 3,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a french orange juice and learn about the olive oil production in the past. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, learn more about how olive oil is produced today, taste the organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continoue with a wine tasting in 5 different labels of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Drive across the dramatic Mesavlia Gorge to experience the island's wild nature up close. Then drive along the dirt roads to the amazing Milia Mountain Retreat agro-tourism complex. Step back in time at a retreat where the lack of electricity and stone houses invite visitors to get back to basics and switch off from the everyday stress of the modern world. Discover how an authentic 17th-century mountain settlement has been transformed into an eco-friendly tourist complex. Enjoy a lunch of traditional food and local wine. Driving back to Chania, marvel at the wild landscapes of the Topolia Gorge.

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What people are saying about Chania Regional Unit

Beautiful, fun, entertaining and learning trip

My friend and I, both at 18, are very positive about the trip. We were picked up by the owner of the company Nasos, who also runs his guests. We are greeted by a very smiling and happy man who not only remembered our names throughout the trip, but also knew the best places for us when we were young and he made a map for us so we could easily find around to the different places. We were on the trip with three others and it was very important for Nasos that we all had fun together. We were up in the mountains and valleys and even walked around and saw the views, the nature and the various animals. We were in orange, lemon and olive groves. With an old man in the mountains and hears his story and how he had made the cheese we ate and at a family museum where we saw where the olive oil was made earlier. All in all, we are very positive about the company, the way the trip was shaped, the food and the various specialties. If you want to enjoy your day in good company this is recommended.

Interesting and informative

The drive into the mountains and visit to the shepherds huts was very interesting and informative. Our driver/guide Nasos was very knowledgeable about Crete and its history. The provided luncheon was a first class example of local meat preparation. This excursion took us down roads and to places we would never have otherwise found. Thoroughly recommended.

Wonderful daytrip in the mountains.

Our guide gave us a wonderful drive through small villages to the mountains. Everything was well planned and safe, and George was a very friendly and attentive companion during the day. Absolutely reccomended!

I liked it very much, the guide was very specific and very nice, I didn't like walking very well. I would love to go again! I heartily recommend!

Very nice and authentic trip, everyone would enjoy it!