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Discover Cretan Gastronomy with a Local Chef

Discover Cretan Gastronomy with a Local Chef

Follow your TrueTrips guide to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan cuisine and taste the real Cretan culture and life. Explore the rich culinary traditions from some of the most unique Cretan recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Learn about the secrets of local herbs and the importance of the Cretan virgin olive oil to people’s health with a visit to a picturesque authentic village in the area of Lasithi. During this tour, you will have the chance to taste local cheeses and fresh olive oil and visit an herbs workshop. Experience the Cretan culinary traditions and discover the local ingredients that make Cretan food so desirable!
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrace fees & taxes.
  • Traditional Lunch.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
Crete Sailing Experience

Crete Sailing Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on a traditional fishing boat called a caique, in Crete. Get ready to discover the natural beauty of Spinalonga which inspired Victoria Hislop’s international best-selling novel, ‘The Island.’ Spinalonga is also famous for its small pebble beaches and shallow waters. Take a cool dive into the crystal waters in a secluded cove that will reboot your senses. Follow your TrueTrips guide to the Byzantine church of Agios Fokas. Built in 961 AD, this church is an honor to the Byzantine Emperor Nikiforos Fokas, who liberated Crete from the Arabs. Your tour will end with a delicious private barbecue dinner cooked by a talented local chef.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrace fees & taxes.
  • Traditional Lunch.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 4 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Sailing & Outdoor
Discovering the Culinary Secrets of Cretan Cuisine

Discovering the Culinary Secrets of Cretan Cuisine

Explore the treasure of Cretan cuisine with a hands-on cooking lesson in the lovely countryside. Learn how to cook the most characteristic Cretan recipes and let expert Cretan chefs immerse you to the culinary tradition of the island. Listen to your TrueTrips guide’s introduction to Cretan history as you walk through the local vineyard and while your meal is cooking. Discover local wines in an exclusive tasting before enjoying your multi-course meal that you prepared. This gastronomic experience will be the perfect chance to immerse yourself in Crete tasteful, rustic cuisine and one of the highlights of your trip!
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • Traditional Lunch.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
Authentic Rethymno Cooking Experience

Authentic Rethymno Cooking Experience

Cretan food is a journey of flavors, delicious ingredients and aromas that you would never imagine to taste. The island of Crete is well known for its rich culture, wild natural beauty and its colorful and tasteful cuisine that has become one of the main attractions. Put your chef hats on and begin your journey in the heart of the charming town of Rethymno, in a beautiful 1530’s Cretan villa. There you will have the chance to create dishes ranging from various appetizers to a magnificent main course by using fresh Cretan herbs from villa’s garden. The scents and the aromas will enrich your senses, open your appetite and stimulate your enthusiasm to taste your creations. At the end of this journey, you will enjoy your masterpieces over lunch. This gastronomic trip will surely give you rich food for thought for when you return home!
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrace fees & taxes.
  • Traditional Lunch.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
Exploring Lassithi and the Cave of Zeus

Exploring Lassithi and the Cave of Zeus

Located in a peaceful and rich region, the Lasithi Plateau is an area well known for its white cloths windmills. Surrounded by the wild Lasithiotika Mountains, this area houses almost 12000 whitewashed windmills created by the Peloponnese settlers that arrived there in late 19th century. Follow your TrueTrips guide into the Diktaion Andron also known as the Zeus cave. A magnificent cave, decorated with natural crafted large columns, stalactites and stalagmites. Discover the myth of the birth of Zeus, the father of all ancient Greek Gods and his raising in Crete. As you leave, you will still feel the energy of this place and you will have a better sense of the beauty of Greek mythology.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrace fees & taxes.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
Exploring Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum

Exploring Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum

Explore all the secrets of the Minoan civilization. Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in Crete and is considered as the first European civilization. Travel back in time along with your TrueTrips guide to when Minos, son of Zeus and Europa ruled this glorious palace of 1500 rooms. Learn about the ancient Greek legend of Minotaur, a creature that was half bull and half man and follow its traces through its famous Labyrinth on the grounds of Knossos Palace. Last stop of this tour will be at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, to admire a collection that makes it one of the most important Museums in Europe in the Minoan art and let the history and the Greek mythology ignite your imagination.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrace fees & taxes.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
Wine and Dine Mediterranean Style

Wine and Dine Mediterranean Style

The Mediterranean is home to sun, sea and delicious dishes which are the key to good health. The Mediterranean cuisine is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world! This tour will begin in a modern olive mill, close to a well-known in Crete ancient olive tree. There you will have the chance to taste local olive oil and take a refreshing zip of the famous Cretan alcoholic aperitif called raki, while learning about the area’s wine culture and unique varietals. After, you will visit a monastery, an impressive architectural monument that houses some of the oldest olive mills in Crete. A lunch full of taste accompanied with local wine will be the end of this mouthwatering experience.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • Traditional Lunch with Wine.
  • All taxes.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 5 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
Treasures of the Land: Cretan Herbs Tour

Treasures of the Land: Cretan Herbs Tour

Crete has one of the richest and most fascinating ecosystems in Europe. There are more than 100 species of wild flowers and herbs exclusive to Crete. During this tour you will have the chance to discover a rural area of Crete while your TrueTrips guide will share the secrets to combine aromas in order to create the perfect flavor. Learn how to make your own aromatic olive oil by adding your own combination of unique Cretan herbs. End your tour with an introductory workshop and a mini cooking lesson. This tour will surely immerse you in real Cretan nature and food culture while wondering around refreshing hidden countryside.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel
  • All entrance fees, All taxes.
  • Light meal.
Not Included
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 3 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
Exploring the Ancient City of Phaistos and Agia Triada

Exploring the Ancient City of Phaistos and Agia Triada

Situated in a majestic scenery with panoramic views of the Messara Plain and Mt Psiloritis, Phaistos palace is the second-most-important Minoan palace-city after Knossos. Discover the fascinating history of the area, one of the most wealthy and important cities of the Minoan civilization in Crete. Sections of the town were located South East and North East of the palace which lead to the archaeological site of Aghia Triada. Let your TrueTrips guide walk you through the Royal Villa and its tragic story. It took its name by the village of Agia Triada and its Minoan name is still unknown. You will surely be impressed by the fascinating history and actual size of ancient Phaistos.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
Duration: 6 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
Flavors of Crete

Flavors of Crete

Cretan cuisine is one of the most varied, exciting and tempting in the world. During this tour you will learn about the secrets of Crete’s tastiness and you will experience the true Greek hospitality. Discover the benefits of Cretan diet and learn how the knowledge and experience in creating goods full of great taste, texture, and soul passed on from generation to generation. Your experience will include an olive oil tasting at a small local olive press workshop, followed by a wine tasting at a winery located in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. You will also learn how to make fresh cheese and traditional Cretan pies with exquisite herbs and honey. After this tour you will leave with a full and happy stomach and a unique memory in your mind.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrace fees & taxes.
  • Traditional Lunch.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
EXPLORING RETHYMNO AND ITS VILLAGES

EXPLORING RETHYMNO AND ITS VILLAGES

Discover a more authentic side of Crete on a full-day tour, explore the island's traditional villages, get back to nature and enjoy the natural and wild beauty of Crete. Follow your TrueTrips guide to a journey through Cretan traditions, customs and culture. You will visit a charming and mystical village where you will have the opportunity to explore a traditional local house. Next stop will be a local folklore and historic museum. The owner will tell you stories of the area as you will taste local delicacies accompanied with homemade raki, a popular Cretan alcoholic aperitif. Your experience will also include a lesson with a local chef on how to prepare traditional Greek desserts, as well as a picnic including homemade beverages. This tour will give you a full taste of Cretan life and how it evolved through ages.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • All entrance fees, All taxes.
  • Traditional Picnic.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver and guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 5 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Art & Culture
  • Exploration & Discovery
Trekking the Beautiful Gorge of Samaria

Trekking the Beautiful Gorge of Samaria

Situated in the heart of western Crete, the Samaria Gorge is one of the greatest attractions in Crete and one of the Europe’s longest canyons. Your TrueTrips guide will pick you up, early in the morning at your hotel for a challenging trek through Samaria Gorge. Your adventure will begin at a height of 1230m and end at a charming coastal town, while along the way you will enjoy a truly unique experience through this impressive ravine. Marvel at natural wonders, admire the raw beauty of Samaria and learn about the fauna and flora of the area and if you are lucky enough meet in person with the endangered wild goat called kri-kri. A must-do adventure and an once-in-a-lifetime experience is waiting for you in wild southwestern Crete.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • Certified English Speaking Guide.
  • All entrance fees, All taxes.
Not Included
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
  • Hiking/Walking equipment.
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
Duration: 10 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Exploration & Discovery
A Study of Cretan Flavors: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

A Study of Cretan Flavors: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

Discover the secrets of Cretan wine and olive oil. Learn about the history of the island and some interesting facts about its rich culture and natural environment. Enjoy a day full of wine, olive oil and sunshine! Join your TrueTrips guide in a vinicultural experience. During this tour, you will visit two traditional wineries where you will walk through the facilities and taste ten different types of wines. Next stop will be a local olive oil property where you will learn about process of olive oil and how to taste it and you will try samples of delicious Cretan extra virgin olive oil. End your sensational experience with a tasteful picnic in a captivating natural environment where you will also have the opportunity to visit the oldest olive tree in the world!
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • All taxes.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver-guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 5 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine
Discovering the Culinary Secrets of Cretan Cuisine

Discovering the Culinary Secrets of Cretan Cuisine

Explore the treasure of Cretan cuisine with a hands-on cooking lesson in the lovely countryside. Learn how to cook the most characteristic Cretan recipes and let expert Cretan chefs immerse you to the culinary tradition of the island. Listen to your TrueTrips guide’s introduction to Cretan history as you walk through the local vineyard and while your meal is cooking. Discover local wines in an exclusive tasting before enjoying your multi-course meal that you prepared. This gastronomic experience will be the perfect chance to immerse yourself in Crete tasteful, rustic cuisine and one of the highlights of your trip!
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from / to your hotel.
  • Traditional Lunch.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Tips for driver-guide (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Food & Wine