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“Get a taste of traditional Cretan way of life”

Visit the Local Producers
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Vamos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We will first go to the local cheese maker,where we we watch Yannis on duty...(Available : 01/11 to 14/06) or We start from the local Olive Oil factory where the specialist will demonstrate the olive oil production process...(Available : 15/06 to 30/10) Then we drive to the 14th century Byzantine church in the heart of a ravine... We continue with the visit to the last person in Apokoronas, who makes sheep and goat bells... We then visit the authentic, old olive-press, the last one left nowadays in Apokoronas, where Leonidas still produces his bio olive oil! We see his wild goats known worldwide as "kri-kri" (a unique chance, because these animals are rarely seen) and we have our meal at his tavern, cooked by his wife...
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This tour is well worth going on , you get to see fantastic places you wouldn't find by yourself. The guide George is great fun and very good company , he is a local man and a mine of information about the area and its history. Although it takes up some of your holiday time , it's absolutely essential to see the old crafts and skills that these local people have . In visiting you have a chance to buy produce direct from them at very reasonable cost. Also by suuporting these tours you are putting money directly into the local economy and helping the local tourism industry.
A must do for anyone visiting Vamos. Also try the cooking course!

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Timothy E
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Probably one of the best ways to experience authenticity away from the bustle of bigger cities and planned tours. The aromas are delectable and make sure you go with a healthy appetite.

Although the food pretty much everywhere in Crete was amazing, it's something else when it's this personal.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Amhelmy
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Super day with George at the cheese and bread making. After bread making we had a lovely greek lunch. We absolutely enjoyed the day. We do recommend it very much.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank jane h
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

loved the aromas of cooking and delicious taste of food. friendly staff in the tavernas drinks were lovely especially the Raki.

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank jean m
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

every where you went they gave you fresh lovely bread with garlic butter or just butter nd dont for get there great olive oils

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Frances m
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