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sightseeiconMaking Cheese in a Cretan Farm (from Heraklion)

Drive north-west towards the region of Rethymnon and visit the traditional village of Axos to observe the Making of Cheese, with optional traditional lunch.
An excursion in Cretan nature that will fill you with images, aromas and unforgettable experiences! In a land of 35,000 m2 filled with all kinds of trees (olive trees, Kermes oaks, “prinos”, maple trees, etc.) and local animals, with a rich garden, the famous “giristi” (vaulted stone fence of a special construction), the “mitato” (the shepherd’s house) and the traditional “tirokeli” (underground cell – dairy cheese built inside the earth), our visitors have the chance to experience the Cretan nature and way of living in ways they have never thought before. We will walk around the Farm, talk about the trees and bushes that grow in our region, smell the aromatic plants and herbs of Crete and learn about their healing powers, we will watch baby lambs, sheep, rabbits, chicken, horses and other domestic animals and birds in their natural habitat. We will be taught everything about milking at the traditional “giristi”, we will visit our “mitato” where we can make and taste local cheese, while next we will get to know the special space where cheese matures, our unique, underground cheese cell (“tirokeli”).In the “mitato”; you will feel the impeccable Cretan hospitality with various treats as raki and other local products, while you may purchase the special goods of our Farm. After the tour all of our guests will be treated to raki, Cretan rusk bread, thyme honey & Cretan cheese. An optional, traditional lunch can be offered at the farm’s restaurant “Iperoon”.

Duration: +/- 5.30 hours
Starting time:   09:00 By private car & English speaking driver, with escort, English speaking farm staff

Tour Includes:  
– Pick up & drop off at Heraklion city hotels by deluxe Mercedes sedan car or Mini Van
– Professional driver (English speaking)
– Fuel & transportation insurance
– Escort or Official guide as per above tour
– Any treat, snack or tasting as per above tour

Not Included:
– Entrance fees in archaeological sites-paid on the spot
– Whisper audio guide systems for 6 pax onwards
– For Sundays and National holidays, 115 € supplement for official guide and 58 € supplement for Escort

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