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Our first stop in the most traditional village of the island, Anogia. This village is a large mountain village with population of 5,000 and lays on Mount Psiloritis in the central Cretan prefecture of Rethymno. The village has two aspects, our guide will escort you and guiding you until the Old Anogia which is the lower part, reached after you pass the inviting square filled with Kafeneia and traditional houses & stores selling Cretan traditional products. We continue to the famous Sfedoni cave, in Zoniana village. The cave is one of the most important caves in Greece, covering an area of about 3.000 square meters. The cave’s unique and rare beauty mesmerizes everybody, establishing it as one of Crete’s most beautiful caves. Visitors are allowed to explore a route of about 270 m, along which they can admire a variety of impressive formations.
After Sfedoni cave, we ‘ll make a stop in Axos village and visit the wonderfull museum of wooden art and the workshop. There we can admire an impressive – aesthetic and artistic proposal,Based in real life and the traditional elements, folklore elements (for example, the marking of the animals), sociological data (the family structure, the position of man and woman), historical evidences etc.The cuisine of Anogeia is typical of the traditional Cretan one. The wealth and the quality of the products of the island over the centuries had as a result a cuisine with unique taste and freshness. The secret of Cretan diet is the rich variety of products of Cretan land and the olive oil, which is used in all the dishes. Cheese, honey, aromatic plants and many other products of Psiloritis are the basis for the miracle called the cuisine of Anogeia. Top tastes are “Ofto” and Cretan Cheese “Kefalotiri”or “Graviera”.
We ‘ll enjoy lunch time in Anogia village, in a traditional tavern, where you have magnificent view of the village and the surrounding area, a perfect place for your photos.
Attention: The excursions will be carried out following the current developments and always with the advice of the experts and the protection measures covid-19 that we are all obliged to follow, in order to be safe.