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The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour - Explore East Chania Mainland provided by Fabulous Crete

The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour - Explore East Chania Mainland

The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour - Explore East Chania Mainland
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Crete. Enjoy the ultimate hassle-free day of discovery, without any logistics to organize as hotel pickup, drop-off, a guide, and lunch are included. Visit the Apokoronas region of East Chania—an area known for its quaint villages, green hills, and stunning scenery. Highlights include the Ottoman Fortress of Aptera, a local cheese factory, a raki (local spirit) distillery, and much more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the best of East Chania in a day with return transfers included
Visit artisan producers of cheese, and the local “raki” alcoholic drink
Explore small villages and nature routes you likely wouldn’t find alone
No hunger pangs—a delicious lunch is included
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14529P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Lunch • Local guide • Driver/guide • Cheese tasting • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Round-trip private transfer • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Entry/Admission - Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori • Entry/Admission - Crete
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Ksenios Dias, Nea Kidonia 731 00, Greece At 09:00 am– Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi)
Sunny Rent a Car, Selinou 104, Chania 731 31, Greece At 09:15 am– Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora)
Talos Square, Theotokopoulou 63, Chania 731 31, Greece At 09:25 am– Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)
GS Tours Chania, Episkopou Chrisanthou 37, Chania 731 32, Greece At 09:35 am– GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)
Kriti Hotel, Nikiforou Foka 10, Str 731 00, Greece At 09:40 am– Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center)
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Lunch • Local guide • Driver/guide • Cheese tasting • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Round-trip private transfer • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Entry/Admission - Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori • Entry/Admission - Crete
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Ksenios Dias, Nea Kidonia 731 00, Greece At 09:00 am– Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi)
Sunny Rent a Car, Selinou 104, Chania 731 31, Greece At 09:15 am– Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora)
Talos Square, Theotokopoulou 63, Chania 731 31, Greece At 09:25 am– Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)
GS Tours Chania, Episkopou Chrisanthou 37, Chania 731 32, Greece At 09:35 am– GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)
Kriti Hotel, Nikiforou Foka 10, Str 731 00, Greece At 09:40 am– Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center)
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Hotel pick up - drop off is only for Chania region, Not Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi. If someone staying in the other regions of Crete and wants to participate in this tour has to drive with his own car or bus to meet us in Chania city center and start the tour
Please check the pick up areas before you book this tour.
The departure times depends on the hotel's location. Please note that a pick up can be from 08:45 am until 09:30 am.
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Peroulakis Distillery
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Emprosneros
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 4
    Fres
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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Attila Lorand F
Bucharest, Romania37 contributions
Great introduction to Cretan traditions and to the local atmosphere
Aug 2020
Nice trip, the visited places were carefully chosen and the driver/guide gave us interesting information about Cretan traditions, history, customs, food and drinks. The minibus was comfortable and it was not crowded
Written 30 August 2020
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Dear AttilaLorandF Saying thank you, for this very kind review, is not enough! Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal and we are very glad we achieved that. Best wishes from all of us. Kind Regards
Written 8 September 2020
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Γιάννης Σ
Athens, Greece15 contributions
Aptera area over Souda Bay
Apr 2019
On the top of this hill or better say low mountain yoy have an impressive view of Souda bay specially under the August moonlight . A daily visit offers you an interesting total aspect of all civilizations that influenced thw Cretan culture.
Written 21 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear John, Thank you so much. We hope to see you again in the future, for more experiences. Kind Regards
Written 7 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wensnz
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
7 Villages of Apokoronas
Wonderful! From my pickup near my apartment in Nea Chora to being dropped back at the end, the tour was well organised, relaxed, interesting and fun. Dimitrios was a caring and informative guide, passionate about his local area. This tour was a chance to get out and about to the villages east of Chania and see some local ways of living rather than the usual tourist attractions.
This was my second tour with GS Tours in a week - that tells you how pleased and impressed I was with the company.
Efcharisto, Dimitri.
Written 5 February 2020
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Dear Wendy, This is one of the most fabulous reviews we've ever read. Million thanks for taking the time to post it on TripAdvisor! We love having people like you on our tours and it would have been a great pleasure to see you again. Kind regards,
Written 7 August 2020
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TandTfamily29621
Anderson, SC17 contributions
This is the real Deal!
Dec 2019
We highly recommend doing this tour. My husband, and 2 kids (10,14), and I had a tour with Mr. Dimitris on Dec 30, 2019. There is no way we would’ve been able to see, learn, and experience all that we did if we went on our own. Mr. Dimitris is a local and he knows Crete inside and out. He was so informative and friendly and passionate about his home, Crete. We ate so much at the cheese farm, a Raki distillery, and at the bakery he took us to that we could hardly eat the delicious spread at lunch.

Of note, we had also booked a trek tour with his company (gstours.gr) but we could not go because of the weather. His company promptly refunded the fees without any hassle.
Written 16 January 2020
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Dear TandTfamily, Happy to hear that you liked the tour so much! Thank you for writing such a nice review on Trip Advisor. Dimitris is delighted to read such nice words! We wish you all the best in life, from now on, and we hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards,
Written 7 August 2020
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Pauline & James
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
Best tour operators in Greece!
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had a private tour with Yannis and Dimitrius in November 2019 on our honeymoon. We did a variation of this tour which included several monasteries and chapels. We had a worse experience with a different tour agency and were so glad that we booked with GS tours - we wish we knew about them earlier in our visit! Our guides were very knowledgeable, thorough, and charming. The tour gave us a taste of local life that we were seeking.

Lunch at a village tavern was one of the best we had in Crete.

We would confidently recommend any of the tours at GS tours given by their guides!!
Written 13 November 2019
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Dear Campbells, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review on Trip Advisor. Yannis, Dimitrius and the rest of us are delighted to read such nice words! We wish you all the best in life, from now on, and we hope to see you again in the future! Kindest Regards,
Written 14 November 2019
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Janet S
Halifax, Canada56 contributions
Excellent Introduction to Crete
Oct 2019
We spent a wonderful day with Dimitri as our tour guide on a small group tour. He was wonderful, it felt like we were going back into his childhood as we visited the Cretan villages where he grew up. We enjoyed hearing about and seeing the museum of Cretan history and culture. Dimitri was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any of our questions as we savoured the local delicacies and raki. We highly recommend this tour, particularly if you have Dimitri as your guide.
Written 5 November 2019
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Dear JanetS184, We thank you so much for this amazing review! Mr. Dimitris appreciates so much your very kind words and we are all very glad that you loved your tour that much! We hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards,
Written 6 November 2019
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RoseDew
Red Lion, PA234 contributions
Informative with a Tasty Lunch
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our time with Yannis and about 12 others on this 6 hour tour. The tour of the folk museum was informative and something we would not have done on our own. Our traditional Crete lunch was exceptional and quite filling. The variety of dishes to be shared family style kept coming! We also visited the Dourakis winery for tastings and tour. We had already visited the winery but enjoyed another tasting. The only disappointment was that we thought we would be stopping in more villages but given the time constraints we now know those village stops could not happen. Yannis was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our private conversations with him at the winery. All in all a great day.
Written 9 October 2019
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Dear RoseDew, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor! We truly appreciate that! We also hope that we will see you again one day! Kindest Regards,
Written 6 November 2019
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Laurie G
Nashville, TN132 contributions
Best Tour in Chania!!
Sep 2019
Yannis was so knowledgeable in the Cretan History , it was our favorite excursion we took while there. Seeing all the history and learning about all the people was incredible.!!.. There was so much to do on this tour and was worth every penny.. This is a must do if you go to Crete.
Written 23 September 2019
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Dear Lyk2travel, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to read that you liked this tour that much and that you had a view of the island through our eyes. Having people like you on our tours, makes us always very happy. We hope to see you again, in the not so distant future! Kind Regards,
Written 25 September 2019
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JeannieSergio
Brazil107 contributions
Wonderful experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
I loved this experience, it is the best combination of culture (history, food, raki..) I had.
We visited small villages while Mr Ioannis explainned some curiosities, details of constructions, way of life.
Written 17 September 2019
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Dear JeannieSergio, We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your tour that much and that you found this tour a great combination of local life. We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you again, in the not so distant future! Kind Regards,
Written 17 September 2019
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Donald B
Seattle, Washington, United States21 contributions
Simple introduction to the countryside
It is a decent half day tour, but a lot of driving for the information you get. We passed through half of the villages without stopping, and the visit went quickly when we did stop. It's a little of everything, a distillery, a folk museum, a bakery, a cheese factory, an outdoor theater with a mountain spring - - with shots of raki all along the way.
Written 17 July 2019
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Dear Donald B, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Constructive guest feedback, whether of positive or negative note, is our most valuable tool that enables us to constantly evaluate and assess the level of services we offer. However, please allow us to say that the rest of the reviews regarding this tour are saying the opposite to what you mention. It is against our values and love for this island, to offer tours in such a simplistic way. Crete is not just about Raki. Kind Regards,
Written 18 July 2019
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Awesome adventure
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Perfect evening!
Wow! We had a fabulous evening cooking with Yannis and the other families on the tour. The view from the house is s
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Cooking in the Tuscany of Crete
This cooking class was soul food. The polar opposite of the stay-at-home pandemic experience, as if trying to right
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Excellent day out
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Top!!!
Nice evening Great food, great wine. Fantastic host, lovely company. Highlight of the trip. We would do it all over
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Unforgettable experience - highly recommended!
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A fantastic day out!!!
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Highlight of my holiday!
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Five-star experience
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An unforgettable evening of deliciousness
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Amazing experience!!
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Amazing experience!
Far beyond a cooking experience, it's a quick sample of Cretan culture, history and geography! Delicious and simple
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Amazing and fun experience!
What a wonderful evening with Yannis, learning about Cretan culture, history, and enjoying fabulous food. The setti
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Exceptional Greek culture experience
Informative, fun and friendly host. Learned a ton about Greek culture, tradition, history and food. Would recommend
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