Farm-to-table food is a way of life on Crete. The way of eating and living on this island, the largest in Greece, has been passed down for generations, and the Cretan diet is considered to be among the healthiest in the world with many here living to be well over 100 years old. A small group food tour will take you to sample much of it, along with the island’s fascinating historic sites. Embark on a culinary and history adventure with a local guide through the capital of Heraklion, where you’ll sip irresistible Greek coffee, visit an open-air market and a taverna to taste the local cheeses and meze. In between, discover hidden treasures in the vibrant neighborhoods and alluring side streets, marveling at sights like St. Titus Cathedral and even walking atop the Venetian city walls.
You can also get off the beaten path, exploring rural Crete via a Jeep Safari/Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Tour, reaching spots most tourists never get to experience. Not only will you be able to explore some of its hidden beauty and small charming villages that are difficult to access without a 4X4 and local at your side, but you’ll join olive oil and wine tastings, visit mills, wineries and view an ancient olive tree.