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Rethymnon Tour 1. Explore a Shephard's Hut and Cheese Making Process

Highlights

  • Best panoramic view of Psiloritis Peak
  • Semi private safari tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • Live cheese making process and tasting
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
  • 6 - 7 Hours approx.

  • Distance

    117 Km

  • Difficulty
    3.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    550 meters

Pick Up Times

  • 8:30 Georgioupoli
  • 8:35 Kavros
  • 9:00 Rethymnon
  • 9:15 Platanias
  • 9:25 Adelianos Kambos
  • 9:30 Stavromenos
  • 9:45 Panormos
  • Tour starts at 10:00 am

Schedule

April - November: Wednesday - Friday - Saturday
December - March: On Request

Price Includes

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Premium offroad vehicles (7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes

Price Does Not Include

 Coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern, Gratuities

Description

Combine unique panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut called ‘’Mitato’’ in a small group 6-8 people in each vehicle. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, feel our hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.

Our Day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through traditional villages of Milopotamos (Halepa, Garazo, Faratsi, Veni) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing field and views continues until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that use to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars and our second stop takes places. The unique view from the monastery is a great spot for pictures combining the highest mountain tops of Crete and a farming valley.
Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd’s hut called  “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view. If we are lucky, eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s Hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and cheese making process. There, the owner welcomes us with a shot of raki and fresh Cretan Cheese.
Leaving Shepherd’s hut and working up an appetite we arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we introduce you to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. Enough time for coffee will be provided after lunch for those you wish for a coffee.
On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.

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Don't Forget

Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems, for childs younger than 6 years old and we don't provide baby seats.

Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made from Uncharted Escapes.

If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of made payments.

For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: http://www.unchartedescapes.com/terms-conditions.

Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.    

In order for Uncharted Escapes to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, and if it’s possible to find suitable alternatives.