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Great introduction to Cretan life, culture, and food!

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Crete. The guides and locals that we met were... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
jbiml
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Bethesda, Maryland
Tour the Vilages with Vamos Village

We took this tour in May 2018, it was myself, my 20yo son, 30yo daughter and 7yo grandaughter, and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
ALCM48
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money for a great trip out into the countryside. We found the trip online before our visit and paid at the tourist information office in Vamos.
Small groups of six or eight people is ideal. George is a friendly and knowledgable guide who makes the trip fun. His minibus is comfy and clean.
We visited the cheese maker, the guy who makes sheep and goats bells, a farm with herbs and olive oil, a church with beautiful frescos and a taverna in the mountains where we all sat for a meal.
It's a whole day out with loads to see and learn about.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Our guide, George, provided an extraordinary amount of information. His enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to bring us into his culture made our day both enlightening and fun.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Always a delight to spend time with George and all his associates in the villages around Vamos. Such a diverse range of local products are made and sold in this area and there is always something new to learn about the complexities of this wonderful part of Crete

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Where to start? The whole tour with our guide George was unforgettable!. If you want to see original places and experience a true Cretan environment, this is the trip for you. We learned about how olive oil, goat bells (yes, really!) and essential oils were made by local producers who took the time to make us very welcome. Top of my favourite stops was the incredibly beautiful frescoed Byzantine church followed by an authentic home made meal - a delicious ending to a brilliant tour.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Janetxx194
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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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