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Crete, Experience Real Life

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    GoGreek for A Day, by Intron

  • Locations

    Arhanes, Crete, Greece

  • Activities

    Cultural Immersion, Lifestyle

  • Price
    €50 EUR per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily from 10:00-14:00, April 1 - October 31

  • Starting Location

    Galaxy Hotel main entrance, Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete

  • Price Includes

    Deluxe Pack: Food and beverages, local transportation

  • Notes

    Meeting Point: Galaxy Hotel main entrance, Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete. Arhanes is a municipal unit in Heraklion. It is also the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement

Highlights

  • Experience how Cretans really live. Arhanes, Crete, is where the experience will take place. Yiannis Ntourakis is your host for the whole experience.
  • Experience the real Cretan way of life, in and around the picturesque village of Arhanes, Crete.
  • Visit winemakers, oil mills, raki boilers, small villages and old churches.
  • Visit local cafés and enjoy traditional Cretan food and music.
  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience is a rare chance to see how Cretans really live and enjoy themselves.

Trip Info

Experience how Cretans really live.

Arhanes, Crete: where the Experience will take place

Yiannis Ntourakis is your host for the whole cultural immersion experience.

Yiannis has a degree in Agriculture, lives in a farmhouse in Arhanes, Crete, loves farming and local land cultivation and is proud of the Cretan way of life.
- Place of origin: Crete
- Lives in: Arhanes, Crete
- Speaks: English
- Loves: gardening, nature, playing traditional Cretan music
- Has travelled to: all over Greece
- Personal traits: optimist towards life, hospitable, sociable

Here’s how we’ll spend the day and what we’ll do together.

This Experience is offered in TWO versions: Standard Pack and Deluxe Pack.

Deluxe Pack

1. Oil, wine and raki makers
An insider’s walk-around will be offered, covering visits to traditional hot-spots like vineyards, olive groves, winemakers, oil mills, raki boilers and more. First-hand experience will be acquired on actual life and work in these premises.

2. Walk-around in Crete
The visitor will have a chance to view places of exquisite beauty around Arhanes, Crete, including walks in nature, collecting local aromatic herbs, visiting small Byzantine chapels, local monasteries, small picturesque villages that have stood the passage of time, old churches, local cafés, archaeological hot-spots and workshops where traditional Cretan craftsmen practice.

3. Warm family get-together
A warm family atmosphere will make the guests feel at home. Cretan hospitality includes cooking traditional cretan food and delis and enjoying lively chit-chat with the accompanying support of traditional Cretan music instruments. The visit will end up with a traditional coffee at a local café, amongst the locals.

Standard Pack

1. Oil, wine and raki makers
An insider’s walk-around will be offered, covering visits to traditional hot-spots like vineyards, olive groves, winemakers, oil mills, raki boilers etc. First-hand experience will be acquired on actual life and work in these premises.

2. Walk-around in Crete
The visitor will explore places of exquisite beauty around Arhanes, Crete, collect local aromatic herbs, discover small Byzantine chapels and picturesque villages that have stood the passage of time, and visit local cafés and workshops where traditional cretan craftsmen practice.

3. Warm family get-together
A warm family atmosphere will make the guests feel at home. Cretan hospitality includes sampling traditional cretan delis and enjoying lively chit-chat with the accompanying support of traditional cretan music instruments.

- Standard Pack – Duration: 4 hours
Timetable: 10.00-14.00
Price: 50 euros per person
Group size: 4 persons max

- Deluxe Pack – Duration: 8 hours
Timetable: 10.00-18.00
Price: 100 euros per person
Group size: 8 persons max

NOTE: “At a Glance Trip Highlights” mentioned hereby, refer predominantly to the Deluxe Pack

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GoGreek for A Day, by Intron

We have put together an extensive array of authentic Greek experiences all over Greece, that cover your potential preferences. All experiences are carried out by friendly and knowledgeable local hosts. Go beyond typical tours and see how locals live. Explore insider's walk-abouts and off-the-beaten-track routes, meet real people in real life situations, do and learn Greek things, experience Greek culture and civilization. Get behind the tourists' facade of sea, sun, and ancient ruins and spend a day to become part of actual Greek life on a day-to day basis. You'll end up with warm lifetime memories!

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