Cretan’s Real Life! Half Day from Heraklion!






Every Thursday | Available from May till October


Duration 6 hours

Opportunity to
visit and meet local people. Walk around, Smell and feel the calmness of the
colorful flora in the countryside. Watch and learn
milking of sheep’s, learn how to make cheese the traditional way. Learn to
plant and collect vegetables. Make and bake
bread in wood oven. Participate to prepare and cook your lunch.


Indicative Time-Table:

09:00 – 09:15 Arrival at the ”Traditional Village”

15:00 Departure from the ”Traditional Village”



09:00 – 09:15  Arrival at the
‘’Traditional Village’’

Arrival to the small village Bitzariano and
the shepherds place where you will be shown the traditional way of milking and
why not to try milking a sheep if they wish. Visit the village of Polythea where we are
invited by a local family to their house to taste all kinds of Crete mountain
teas and herbs. Next stop we visit the family’s garden so
called ‘bostani’ where guest will be taught how to plant vegetables; you will
cut, taste and fill up the baskets to prepare your lunch later. We continue by coach to the village of Kato
Karouzanos where you will be introduced to the methods of producing the local
spirit of raki, the honey, hand weaving etc. It is time now to start preparing your meal.
Local cook will teach you how to prepare the local bread baked in the wood oven
and taste as it is coming out of the oven. The ones wishing to be taught
cooking they will participate to prepare lunch under the supervision of our
cook, meal and wine is offered while our Shepherd produces the cheese from the
milk collected earlier called kefalotiri and mizithra. You will participate to
the procedure and help the Shepherd to prepare the cheese, they all taste as it
is coming up from the cylinder. After meal you will be taught how to make your
own Greek coffee. There is time to visit a little shop selling
all above local products.


15:00               Departure
from the ‘’Traditional Village’’


Menu Info:

Cretan bread direct from the wood oven

Greek Salad


Shepherd’s Cheese ‘Myzithra’ (as it is coming
from the cylinder)

Shepherd’s Cheese ‘Kefalotiri’

Tomatoes balls

Zucchini balls

Cheese pies with honey (cheese from our

Unlimited White and Red wine, water,
refreshments for children

Fruit of the season      


Remember to bring‼️ Comfortable Shoes, Camera



Children up to 2 years old, free of charge

Children from 3 to 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate


Important Notes

  1. Mandatory use of face covering before boarding on bus
  2. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.