Discover our favourite hidden gems during this half day tour with a fun & engaging local guide. We start our experience with the most picturesque viewpoint in Chania. You will learn about the island’s fascinating history as you walk around a historical landmark. We will then drive through traditional villages and olive groves to reach a unique church hidden within a village cave, one of the most revered, sacred sites in the area where you will get to taste local wine. A 10-15 minute nature walk will lead us to our next spectacular viewpoint surrounded by orange trees with dramatic mountain views. Traditional Cretan snacks will be served before we walk back down. The final stop will be a traditional rustic Cretan home, built by Gary’s father, Spiros’ in his olive groves. Allow yourself to be transported back in time by the pristine rolling hills, sounds of nature, and stories passed through generations. A visit to this natural sanctuary is worth the tour on its own.
Kalimera! My name is Garry, and I grew up in the village of Agia Marina in the beautiful prefecture of Chania. I founded Hidden Gems of Chania to share the magic of Crete from a local perspective. There are certain experiences that will never be found on the tourist map, like visiting my father Spiros cabin in the olive groves, which was built with his two hands, where you will hear Cretan folklore as we take in the sea from above. Everyone on my team is a dear friend or family member that I trust to show you the real Crete.
Local meze (will be vegetarian and cretan based)
Local cold beer,refreshing local wine and water.
Top of the city view point. Hidden Church within the cave. Local trail leading us to an amzing picnic opening. Stone house in among the olive groves.
Hidden Gems of Crete with Local Guide