We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

In the Heart of the Mountains
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good11%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 Jul 2017
“Well worth the time, drive yourself adds to the experience”
20 Sep 2016
“The Real Crete”
We discover the secrets of bee-keeping at the mountain village of Embrosneros.In the higher village of Vatoudiaris, we taste home-made cookies and bread,baked in wooden oven.We continue high up,to the pastures of Yiorgis, where he prepares...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Vamos Apokoronou | 73008 Chania, Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 2825 022190
Improve This Listing
Reviews (9)
Filter reviews
7 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Meet & experience some of the internal culture of the island. Beekeeping, is amazing. Cheese & honey snacks. Youd never expect to find the bakery, just driving by, great views & insights into why the bread us the way it is. Drive up to meet...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is such a unique opportunity to see how the Cretans survived in the mountains for centuries being self sufficient in so many ways

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The activity "In the heart of the maountain" is a very interesting excursion. We visited a beekeeper, and there was how bees produce honey. also could be bought honey is very tasty. There was also a visit to a bakery and explained how it is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Cornelis B
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The whole trip was wonderful, one of the best things we have ever done! The scenery on the drive was so beautiful. We visit a small family bakery, a bee keeper and a shepherd, everyone was so friendly and our guide George was a superb...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MonicaHolmqvist
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had an exceptional visit and tour. Visited a mountain traditional bakery, beekeper, shepherd, made our own myzithras cheese from fresh sheep's milk, and enjoyed a dinner outside prepared over an open fire. Incredible day--unbeatable. Our three children, 8,8, and 11, enjoyed it tremendously, and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Melodie W
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This trip is a must, if you want to expierience Crete beside the tourists tracks. It is a journey for all your senses. I was really impressed , although I know Crete already for over 20 years it was again very impressive and reminded me...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The village of Vamos stretches out from the central square where there are plenty of eateries, bakery, post office and bank. A nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

Date of experience: October 2015
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,544 nearby hotels
Hotel Villa Kerasi
79 reviews
.98 miles away
Langley Resort Almirida Bay
131 reviews
2.64 miles away
Blazis House
17 reviews
2.72 miles away
Niriides Hotel Apts Studios
115 reviews
2.79 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,348 nearby restaurants
Parasia Rakadiko
741 reviews
.62 miles away
134 reviews
.04 miles away
The Sterna of Bloumosifis
314 reviews
.08 miles away
Taverna Marouvas
85 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,841 nearby attractions
Cooking Lessons In Vamos
218 reviews
.03 miles away
Visit the Local Producers
30 reviews
.03 miles away
19 reviews
.76 miles away
Ano Kato
12 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from In the Heart of the Mountains staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines