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A fascinating journey into the world of bees in East Crete. Every human being should show the greatest interest in beekeeping because our lives depend upon it.
- Small Group
- Full Day
- History & Culture
- Jeep Safari Tours
- Honey Making
- Cretan Villages
- Wildlife & Nature
Every human being should show the greatest interest in beekeeping because our lives depend upon it.
Therefore don't miss this chance to join us for one of the best tours of beekeeping in East Crete.
Since ancient times honey has been used both as a food and a source of medicinal therapy.
Some of the legendary greats of Greece such as the “Father of Medicine”, Hippocrates, wrote, "Honey and pollen cause warmth, clean sores and ulcers, soften hard ulcers of lips, heal carbuncles and running sores." Aristotle, the philosopher, and student of Socrates believed that honey prolonged life. There was “honey therapy” used at the most famed health spa in ancient times, the Asklepieion.
Are you intrigued by the mystic world of honeybees?
Picking you up from your hotel, we will head to East part of Crete, to the village of Kalo Horio.
Arriving in Kalo Horio, we head for the village of Prina, and somewhere in the middle of our route, we reach the Apiary, located in a magical landscape filled with pine trees, flowers, different herbs and an incredible view of the East.
The position of the Apiary is not accidental, as the Cretans were the first to place their bees facing the East, because an eastern exposure is necessary for the bees as full sunlight is produced in this position.
An experienced local beekeeper will be waiting there for us and will take us into his world, into the world of bees.
He will describe with great enthusiasm the perfect bee society and the special role each one plays in it, starting from the worker bees and drones to the queen.
You will be participating personally in this experience and with the help of the experienced beekeeper and always wearing the special gear which will be provided to you, you will have the opportunity to open your own beehive as well as taste the delicious honey directly out of the honeycomb itself.
Our next stop is at the shepherd’s hut, located at an altitude of 1100 meters. In this hospitable place, you will have the opportunity to find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and experience the traditions of Crete, such as milking, shearing and feeding the goats and the sheep, the production of traditional cheese, gathering of herbs and lots more.
Also, there you will try traditional raki and also taste delicious Cretan delicacies from the hospitable hosts, and you will have the chance to buy traditional products that are put up for sale.
- Honey tasting
- Honey tasting directly from the honeycomb
- Polem tasting
- Opening of your own beehive
- Buying several products of honey that are put up for sale
- Milking and feeding the goats
- Making your own cheese
- 1-2 Adults: 350.00 Euros
- 3 Adults: 400.00 Euros
- 4 Adults: 440.00 Euros
- 5 Adults: 490.00 Euros
- 6 Adults: 550.00 Euros
- Child under 2 years old free of charge.
- Child 2 - 12 years old: 40.00 Euros
- Baby Chair on buster: 20.00 Euros
- Note: THIS TRIP IS A PRIVATE or a SEMI-PRIVATE EXCURSION
- We use 4 seats per car for individuals and 6 seats for families
- Transport from/to your accommodation (SUV cars)
- Multilanguage driver/guide
- Cretan Delicacies
- Water (1 lt)
- Third-Party Liability
- Personal Accident Insurance (upon request)
- Personal expenses & tips
- Anything not mentioned above
In the heart of the forest of Krousta in East Crete
English, Francais, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
- If you choose the trekking routes: Children can participate from the age of 12, given they have a relative trekking experience.
- Necessary personal equipment: Sunscreen oil, Hat, Sunglasses │ Walking or trekking shoes│ Small rucksack with your personal items │Walking poles (available upon request, depending on availability)
- (!) Please inform us of any dietary needs/particularities you might have (allergies, intolerances) or other health issues we have to take into consideration.
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