Apokoronas is a municipality and a former province in the Chania regional unit, north-west Crete, Greece. It is situated on the north coast of Crete, to the east of Chania itself.
On this tour, you will be exploring the best spots in Apokoronas as well as the main 7 villages there, at the same time, you will be learning about Greek culture, traditions and the history of the places you'll be visiting.
All this accompanied by really great views of the landscapes around this area.
This is a tour of a unique area of Apokoronas, the East part of Chania Region. Heading to Apokoronas one of the first villages is Aptera. We will visit the ancient city
with the Roman theatre and the monastery of Saint John. The water cisterns and the ruins of the market will appear a few meters away. Now get ready for the breathtaking view of Souda
bay from the Ottoman fortress of Aptera. Stand there and admire the 360οview from this high point. Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages like Stylos and Armenoi and we will arrive in Gavalochori village and visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas, 7 rooms of Cretan tradition and unique handmade knitting artworks. An old lady will show us the mind-blowing knitting technique of "Kopaneli”.
We will visit Kalives village and in a few minutes you will be sitting by the river of Vrises village enjoying a cup of Greek coffee and admire the endless beauty of nature. Then we will see an old olive mill and the way of olive oil-making in the past. The village of Emprosneros is following and the ruins of Alidakis, the Ottoman
Comander of Apokoronas, tower. We also visit the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. The experience of Cretan cheese-making process follows
.. We visit a cheese factory and taste the local "Graviera” "Mizithra” or "Anthotiros” cheese varieties. After
that we will visit also Vafes, Vatoudiatis or Alikampos (depends on the season).
After that we will have lunch in a traditional "kafeneio” in Fres village, speaking with the locals and learning many things about the countryside way of life. You will have the chance to see
the pure beauty and feel the real Crete around you. Apokoronas is one of the most historical places in Crete because of its people. You will definitely understand that while talking with them and hearing their stories. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal his secrets; a whole place is ready to be explored by you!
Starting Time : 08:15 AM - 08:45 AM
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