Hidden Crete - Great Scenery, Fresh Flavors & Warm People - Private Tour, a culturally rich experience and a memorable day,  an immersion in Crete's human-oriented, slow way of life and its holistic gastronomy.

This is a full day private tour day is an immersion in Crete's human-oriented, slow way of life and its holistic gastronomy.

Over the Cretan mountains and through the pine woods, there is a region stuck in time that feels like nowhere else on the island of Crete. We will drive to the south coast for 1hr 15min and have a first stop for a refreshing dip in the Libyan sea before taking the road up the south cliffs of the White Mountains.

We will visit Aradena, with the impressive bridge and the museum-like abandoned village and then continue all the way to the end of the road and the Agios Ioannis settlement, home to just 15 residents, where a small family-run hamlet will welcome us for the day.

The concept is to offer a base where each family or group can choose from a spectrum of authentic experiences; it can be a short hike to one of the 'balconies' with sweeping views of the coast, a walk in the fields with the retreat’s owner to see the beehives, collect herbs and greens or milk the sheep, a hands-on cooking with his wife, all culminating as a feast around the Cretan table.

Whatever way you will choose to fill the day, from going crazy active to just sit and appreciate the unhurried life that happens naturally here, you can rest assured of a culturally rich experience and a memorable day surrounded by great scenery, fresh flavors & warm people.



- Drive from Chania to Sfakia 1hr 15min
- Stop for a swim 45min - optional
- Drive to Aradena  15min
- Aradena stop for a stroll & photos 30min
- Drive to Agios Ioannis 15min
- Activities in Agios Ioannis & lunch 4hrs
- Drive back to Chania 1 hr 45min


Days :

Daily (Not available on Sundays or public holidays)


Suggested Start time :

08.30 AM


Private Tour's Prices :

Private tour’s rates: 695.00 Euros per tour for 2 People, 780.00  Euros per tour for 3-4 People,  880.00  Euros per tour for 5-6 People,  970.00  Euros per tour for 7-8 People



- Private transportation with luxury van / minibus
- English speaking guide
- Activities in the retreat
- Lunch


Pick Up:  

From hotels in / near Chania town : 09.00 - 09.30 am, depending on location (we serve areas till Platanias to the west & Kalyves in the east)


Duration :

 +/- 10 hrs (not fixed)


Group Size :

This is a private tour


Notes :

- Participants are encouraged to bring  hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, beach towel, for the swim stop.
- For the optional hiking part solid sneakers or light hiking shoes are required.
- Walking sticks are provided on request, at no charge.


Cancellation policy :

08 days or more prior to tour : no penalty
07-03 days :  100 €
02 days or less : full charge  



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