The pearl of Crete

Chania - The pearl of Crete

The region of Chania, on the western side of the island, is dominated by the impressive White Mountains and its famous National Park, which occupy the largest part of the region. The Prefecture of Chania provides tourist services and activities of all kinds, satisfying all the choices. The city of Chania maintains unaltered all of its characteristics, from the time of the Venetian Rule up until today.

Wandering around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will help you discover well-preserved historical monuments. Get familiar with the city of Chania by wandering around in its streets, visiting its museums and admiring the different architectural styles presenting the historical route of the city. Chania is a paradise for food and wine lovers. Here you can taste the famous Cretan cuisine with a glass of excellent Cretan wine. Don't miss the opportunity to visit many wineries, where you will get to know the varieties of the Cretan terrain, the special local gastronomy and – let’s not forget – the outstanding Cretan hospitality!

Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete

Arrival at Chania Airport and meet & greet by Awesome Events host.

Welcome reception at the hotel and check in.

At the afternoon enjoy a nice walking tour and experience authentic Crete on a guided walk through one of picturesque cities. Chania offers a compelling mix of ancient ruins, strong local culture and traditions and delectable cuisine. Walk along the waterfront in one of Chania’s historic neighborhoods and enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant while watching the sun slowly make its descent.

Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today at our tour we will discover the wine and olive oil miracle.

We will travel through wonderful nature’s landscapes, up to the mountains of Kydonia and Kissamos. We will learn about wine varieties at a traditional family winery and their modern processes of farming and wine production. It is a day full of wine and delicious food tastings, as we will continue and visit a beautiful winery in Kissamos region. Additional to the delicious wines we will visit an olive oil factory and learn about the extra virgin olive oil production. The wine tasting accompanied with extra virgin olive oil and local pure products is a combination that your palate will never forget.

Dinner at a local restaurant at the old port of Chania with splendid views of the Aegean Sea.

Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete

Breakfast at the hotel.

A leisure tour exploring the East Chania Mainland
This is a tour of the unique area of Apokoronas, the East province of Chania Region. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery into the mountains while you make your way across Cretan villages. Following a route through the nature and traditional Cretan villages you will arrive in Gavalochori village and visit the folklore museum of Apokoronas and learn about history, handcrafts and the everyday life of the people. Our next stop will be a visit the local family “Raki” distillery passing by Kalives. There, you will watch the whole Raki production from the beginning and taste of course this delicious Cretan spirit drink. At the village of Emprosneros we visit the theatre “Mikis Thodorakis and the hidden church of St. Antony, built on the rock. The experience of Cretan cheese-making process follows.. You visit a cheese factory and taste the local “Graviera” “Mizithra” or “Anthotiros” cheese varieties. You will also taste some olive oil on warm bread, cookies and Cretan biscuits in the local bakery.
After that you will enjoy 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. Apokoronas is waiting to reveal his secrets a whole place is ready to be explored by you!

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy Cretan dishes next to the sea.

Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete
Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out & transfer to Chania airport.

Awesome Events - The pearl of Crete