is an alternative form of tourism, giving visitors the opportunity to take an
active part in the rural life of the island and become one with mother earth
and its people. In this way the traveler goes beyond a simple travel experience
and experiencing a real comeback to the traditional way of life.
and particularly in Crete, the remarkable geophysical diversity, the infinite
natural resources, the special local characteristics and tradition, compose a rare
mosaic of scenes, pictures and experiences creating a blessed place. Here, the enthusiasts
of the authenticity and the unexplored and unpretentious tourism, can enjoy everything
that nature generously offers.
in farm life goes beyond a simple travelling experience to become a return to
tradition. Anyone who wants to experience the unique benefits of agritourism
and feel the joy of creating and participating in agricultural and farming procedures,
can choose from a wide range of activities and options:
help in the harvest of olives and their transfer to a traditional olive press
for the production of the precious olive oil. Also another interesting process
is harvesting and pressing of grapes in order to produce wine or the famous
Cretan “raki”. Furthermore, the harvest of seasonal fruits, herbs, vegetables,
mushrooms and all sorts of fruits (e.g., chestnuts, walnuts), along with the
beekeeping are activities that will fill you with unique experiences.
important part of agritourism is the work in a farm, such as caring for the
animals of the farm (e.g. grazing, milking, and cleaning) or even the
cheese-making activities for the production of fresh yogurt and cheese.
you can take cooking and pastry classes in order to learn how to make the
"grandma's recipes" - jams, sweets, bread, pies and everything else that
the local cuisine includes, or you can visit a winery and tasting through to
learn the secrets of wine: variety, flavor, color, and taste.
agritourism is closely linked to ecotourism. Depending on the natural
environment of the area you are, you can get information about the flora and
fauna, by exploring national parks, gorges, wetlands and landscapes of
outstanding natural beauty. In addition, if you are a sports person, you have
the opportunity to try on various sports, such as diving, hiking, climbing, hunting,
fishing, horseback riding, and many more.
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