The Ultimate Food Tour Of Chania Villages

The Ultimate Food Tour Of Chania Villages


  • Learn about the Cretan way of life
  • Discover the secrets of local products
  • Analytic descriptions of goods production
  • Learn about the history and culture of Crete
  •  A day full of tastings and beautiful landscapes
  • Explore the mainland and the villages of Chania
  • Increase your tasting memory and add new flavours to it
  • Visit small family businesses and meet the local producers
  • Lunch at a traditional “Kafeneio” (small “meze” restaurant)
  • Taste the Cretan olive oil, raki, cheese, honey and a lot of other delicacies


This will be anunforgettable tasting dayfor you and your friendsexploring the mainland of Chaniaand discovering thenon-touristiclocations of Apokoronas province. In a few hours, you’ll have the chance tomeet the local producersandtastethe pure and authenticdelicacies of Crete.

The tour will start from alocal olive millwhere you will observe the olive oil production and learn the secrets of the finest quality of olive oil, the extra virgin one. Analytic descriptions will make you understand everything about olive oil from harvesting to your palate—exquisite tastes and flavours. Then, leaving the olive mill, you willget in touch with “Tsikoudia” or “Raki” production, the most famous Cretan spirit, by visiting alocal distilleryin a traditional village. The old conventional distillery tour and the new professional one will give you an idea about “holy water’s” production, and a tasting will follow.

Through a fantastic route passing by villages of the province, you will arrive in the White mountains’ foothills. In the village of Embrosneros, you will first stop to abakeryto taste thelocal bread,cookies&biscuitsand then to atraditional cheese factory. The secrets of “Graviera”, “Anthotiros” and “Mizithra” cheese will be revealed in front of your eyes. After explaining each cheese’s production, you willtastethem combined with localhoneyand rusk (dry bread).

The last stop will be in alocal coffee shop(“Kafeneio”), where the Cretans are alsoenjoying meals. Incredible flavours and traditional recipes are waiting for you in the charming square of the village of Fres. Thetraditionallunchwill introduce you to many elements of Cretan cuisine and gastronomy. People say that taste is our best sense. After this tour, your tasting memory will be increased and full of new flavours!

What's Included


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Bottled water per person
  • English speaking, local driver/escort
  • All tours & tastings
  • Traditional Cretan lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group tour (up to 20pax)

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks

Additional Information

What to bring with you for this tour... except your besy mood & smile :)

  • Your Camera
  • Comfortable clothing & shoes
  • Sunscreen & hat during summer months
  • During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
  • Regular Stops – There are stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone’s convenience. If a client feels sick or it is necessary to stop, please inform your driver accordingly.

Meals & Alternatives

  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • Meals (when included) usually contain traditional Cretan recipes.
  • Appetizers, main courses and desserts will usually be served in platters according to the local way of eating.
  • We can offer vegetarian – vegan alternatives, but we require prior notice during reservation.
  • The client has the responsibility to inform the company in advance of any food allergies to find suitable alternatives if possible.
  • Alcohol consumption is not allowed for children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old.


About the provider


GS Tours Chania Ltd is a travel and tourism company with long experience in offering unforgettable experience in Crete island.
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