RTH01. Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process


  • Enjoy Cretan Villages and the best panoramic view of Psiloritis Peak
  • Visit a honey factory and taste local honey
  • Visit an original shepherd’s hut or else “Mitato”
  • Experience a live the cheese making process and taste local cheese
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan platters
  • Embark on semi private safari tour for up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle

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Apithano Honey Factory & Village Charms: Starting from Rethymnon, the tour heads southeast, stopping at Apithano Honey Factory for a guided tour and tastings. Drive through Milopotamos and traditional villages, immersed in lush greenery and captivating views.

Halepa Monastery & Scenic Splendor: Discover Halepa Monastery, offering breathtaking views of Crete’s peaks and valleys. Learn about its history as a refuge for rebels during civil wars, capturing stunning snapshots in this picturesque setting.

Shepherd’s Life, the Enigmatic ‘’Mitato’’ Hut: Ascend an off-road trail to ‘’Mitato,’’ the traditional shepherd’s hut. Gain insights into shepherd life, cheese-making, and perhaps spot wild eagles and goats, perfect for memorable photos.

Axos Village Tavern: Journey to Axos village for authentic Cretan cuisine at a traditional tavern. Indulge in local delicacies and experience Cretan warmth. Enjoy leisurely coffee before returning to Rethymnon.

This tour encapsulates Crete’s essence—culture, vistas, and gastronomy—providing a memorable glimpse of the island’s charm and hospitality in a day-long adventure.

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RTH01. Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process, Itinerary

08:30 - 09:45: Pickups (1 h 15 min)

09:45 - 10:00: Drive to Melidoni village (15 minutes)

10:00 - 10:45: Honey museum visit (45 minutes)

10:45 - 11:25: Drive to Halepa Monastery (40 minutes)

11:25 - 11:45: Monastery visit (20 minutes)

11:45 - 12:00: Drive to Axos Gorge photo stop (off-road) (15 minutes)

12:00 - 12:10: Axos Gorge Vultures photo stop (off-road) (10 minutes)

12:10 - 12:15: Drive to the Shepherd's Hut (5 minutes)

12:15 - 13:30: Shepherd’s Hut & cheesemaking stop (1 h 15 min)

13:30 - 13:35: Drive to Axos Village (5 minutes)

13:35 - 15:00: Lunch Stop (1 h 25 min)

15:00 - 15:40: Drive back to pick up points (40 minutes)

*Time schedules may vary depending on group size and weather conditions

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What's Included

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan platters
  • Entrance fees for Honey factory and tastings
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato” and cheese making process
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

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Additional Information

Price does not include

  •  Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
  • Gratuities

Don’t forget

Essential Items for Your Journey: Remember to pack comfortable shoes, such as trekking shoes or sandals, a camera to capture memorable moments, and sun protection. During spring and autumn, consider bringing a jacket to stay comfortable.

Important Considerations: Please note that this trip is not recommended for individuals with car sickness, mobility or kinetic issues, back problems, pregnant women, or children under 7 years old, as we do not provide baby seats. Additionally, individuals taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg may find the trip challenging. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited for minors under the age of 18.

Flexibility in Program: Uncharted Escapes prioritizes your safety and comfort. We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the program if necessary, especially in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. Such changes may occur without prior notice, ensuring the best possible experience for our guests.

Reservation Guidelines: To secure your spot, reservations must be made at least 24 hours before departure. Cancellations should adhere to our cancellation policy outlined in our "Terms & Conditions" section. Please familiarize yourself with these policies to ensure a smooth and transparent booking process.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Late cancellations, made within the specified timeframe in our Terms & Conditions, will not be eligible for a refund. In the event of tour cancellation due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of all payments made.

For a detailed understanding of our terms and conditions, please visit: Terms & Conditions

Adventure Tips

Immersive Experience for All: Our trip is crafted for those seeking an extraordinary adventure, catering to diverse audiences including youth groups, solo or couple participants, families with older children, and corporate teams. Discover a journey beyond the ordinary.

Thoughtful Guided Stops: Enjoy the journey with guided stops strategically placed every 30-40 minutes, ensuring everyone's comfort and providing ample opportunities to soak in the surroundings.

Customized Culinary Delights: Uncharted Escapes prioritizes your dining preferences. When meals are included, inform us in advance about any vegetarian preferences or dietary restrictions, including food allergies, allowing us to prepare suitable alternatives tailored to your needs.

Traveler's Assurance Amid COVID-19: Your health and safety are paramount. Committed to premium standards, Uncharted Escapes adheres to all government-mandated measures, staying updated with guidelines from The World Health Organization and the National Public Health Organization. Welcoming you responsibly, we ensure you can relax, enjoy, and dream during your holidays with family and friends.

Your Well-Being Matters: Recognizing the importance of your holidays, we are dedicated to ensuring you can unwind, relish, and dream as you wish. Count on us to make your experience not just enjoyable but also secure, reflecting our unwavering commitment to your well-being.

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