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Crete: Sightseeing Day Trip with Cooking Lesson and Lunch

Activity provider: Safari Experts Crete

Crete: Sightseeing Day Trip with Cooking Lesson and Lunch

Activity provider: Safari Experts Crete

From US$ 79.46 per person

Discover traditional Cretan life with this day trip with pickup from Analipsi, Heraklion, Hersonissos, or Sisi. Visit a farm, take a ceramic workshop, cook like a Cretan , and eat a delicious lunch.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, Dutch, English, German, Russian, French
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the secrets of the local cuisine with cooking lessons from local chefs
  • Feel the off road driving on dirt roads through the gorge of Embassa
  • Visit to local pottery workshop and create your own ceramic masterpiece
  • Sample olive oils at an olive oil factory and learn how to extract olive oil
  • Marvel at the oldest plane tree in Crete which is over 2000-years-old
Full description

Explore the Cretan countryside on this tour to a farm in Potamies, the dam of Aposelemis, the gorge of Embasa, the Lassithi plateau, and the village of Krasi. Try farm fresh products, take a cooking and ceramics lesson, and tour an olive oil mill.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Analipsi, Heraklion, Hersonissos, or Sisi. Sit back and enjoy the scenery on the way to a farm in the rural village of Potamies. Watch as a farmer milks the goats and savor some products made with the milk.

Continue to the dam of Aposelemis which is the largest water supply project in Crete. See the sight where the village of Sfendili is submerged in the waters of the dam. Capture pictures of half-submerged houses in this natural wetland with a variety of birds.

Drive uphill on dirt roads through the gorge of Embasa. Take in views of mountains and have the opportunity to pick local herbs. Learn how to cook like a local with step-by-step instructions. Prepare dishes from pure ingredients and local products.

Visit the Lassithi plateau and head to a pottery workshop to uncover the secrets of Cretan ceramic art. Create your own ceramic masterpiece. Tour the plateau and meet some of the local. Stop at the local cafeteria for a delicious meal baked in a wood oven.

Make your way to the picturesque village of Krasi. Stop to see a square with an 18th-century aqueduct and centuries-old plane trees. End your day trip with a tour of an olive oil factory. Learn how to produce olive oil and try some oil samples before returning to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cooking lessons
  • Pottery lessons
  • Tour with 4x4 vehicle
  • Cretan lunch
  • Unlimited wine and water
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Medical mask

    Not allowed

    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Drinks in the vehicle
    • Food in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • The route can be changed due to safety reasons or weather conditions

    Product ID: 412361