PURE TASTES OF CRETE - In the Heart of the Mountains

An amazing and unique chance to sense the real feeling and soul of Crete!



  • Start: 14:00 from Vamos Tourist office
  • When: Every day, upon request (except Sundays)
  • Including:
    - Local food and drinks
    - Guide
    - Transfer upon request
  • Duration: Approx 4-5 hours
  • Cost: Adult 65 €, Child (11-16 years old) 45 €, Child (5-10 years old) 30 €, {children under 5 years old are Free}, For a private tour ask us

Taste pure Thyme Honey directly from the hive

We visit Stavros the bee-keeper close to the mountain village of Embrosneros. We will don bee-keeper's costumes, open the hives and see the bees, including the Queen, and discover all the secrets of bee-keeping. At the end we will taste honey with cheese and drink the first raki of the day!


Make cheese & traditional pilafi (rice) with the Shepherds

sheeps After that we drive really high up, to the pastures of Yiorgis the shepherd. Under the oak trees Yiorgis milks his sheep with the valuable assistance of his dog! And then prepares "tyrozoulia", the freshest cottage cheese you will ever taste! Meanwhile lamb will be boiling in the vat and will become, along with traditional "pilafi" rice, our meal... in the heart of the mountains!

Your guide: George Xatzidakis, born and raised in Vamos, has excellent knowledge of local history, culture and customs. He is able to show you amazing places you would otherwise never find, to open doors that you can't, to allow you to try things you've never tried, to meet people you would never meet.