Vatos Village, Rethimnon, Greece
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Cretan Villages with Traditional Lunch

Cretan Villages with Traditional Lunch


Enjoy a ride through some traditional Cretan Villages and a home made lunch at Vatos Village, cooked by your host Vangelio. Experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Cretan art of cooking.

Operates every day from April 1st to December 31st

Duration at the Villages: 10:00 - 14:00

Lunch at the Cretan Spiti: 14:00 - 16:00

The departure times depend on the pick-up location. Below you will find all the indicative pick up and drop-off times, according to each location:

  • Chania (08:30-17:30) / 25 euro per person
  • Georgioupoli (09:10-16:50) / 20 euro per person
  • Rethymno (09:30-16:30)
  • Bali (09:15-16:45) / 20 euro per person
  • Fodele (09:00-17:00) / 25 euro per person
  • Agia Pelagia (08:45-17:15) / 25 euro per person
  • Heraklion (08:30-17:30)
  • Gouves (08:15-17:45) / 25 euro per person
  • Hersonisos (08:00-18:00) / 30 euro per person
  • Stalida (08:00-18:00) / 30 euro per person
  • Malia (07:45-18:15) / 30 euro per person
  • Agios Nikolaos (07:30-18:30) / 30 euro per person
  • Elounda (07:15-18:45) / 30 euro per person
  • All other locations are upon request.

If you are interested in learning about life in authentic Crete, we invite you for a ride through some of the most traditional Cretan Villages, which will end with a home-cooked lunch at a traditional Cretan home, which is located at Vatos Village. There’s something about experiencing village life in another country that gives the traveler a feeling of deep authenticity. Village life is a fascinating thing. It’s slow. It’s authentic. It’s traditional. And on this 4 hour tour through the countryside of Crete, you can get a deep sense of what the life is like on this Greek island. After your hotel pickup, prepare to get an impressive peek at a way of life many outsiders don’t get the chance to see. Depending on your pickup location, on your way to our destination, you will experience the picturesque Cretan province, and will arrive at Lambini at approx. 10:00am, for a visit at the local church and a stop at the village kafeneio (coffee house) for a taste of raki. After Lambini, we visit Spili, where you will have free time to enjoy the local coffee and some souvenir shopping. Next stop is Vatos. Here you will experience the art of making fresh bread, visit the local church, its beautiful yard, the school, the fountain where the locals used to wash their clothes, Sofia's distilleries, and our Cretan Spiti, where you will see how a traditional house in Crete is like. 

When the Village tour comes to an end, we will remain at Vatos Village and visit Vangelio's house where its owner will invite you into its premises.  Our hostess was born and raised in a Cretan Village, and will wholeheartedly invite you into her traditional Cretan home and create a unique atmosphere that will turn this visit into a highlight of your trip. You will first taste a fresh baked bread from a traditional oven. She will teach you about Cretan culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. She will share stories about Cretan true lifestyle and chat with you while you will taste and enjoy some Cretan meze snacks, wine and Cretan raki. All the dishes are made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. Enjoy the experience of meeting new people and honoring us by becoming a part of our family.

    • Transfers to and from the Cretan Villages and your hotel's location (for Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion)
    • Lunch at Vatos Village - house wine, drinks, soft drinks are free.
    • VAT and all legal taxes included

    • Anything that is not specified in the program as included.




2020 Adult Child 4-13,99years old
Cretan Villages and Traditional Lunch 100€ 50€
  Optional Supplements per reservation  
Privacy assured 250€  

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners & Discover. Payments are taken securely online through Viva Payments services.

Upon receiving the online payment notification, which will be send via e-mail, you would be redirected to Viva Payments's site where you can make your payment. At present, all payments are in Euros.

For Bank Transfer payments:

For Bank Transfer payments:

Name: Ltd

Account Number: 41647018286

Bank Name: National Bank of Greece S.A.

IBAN: GR5001104160000041647018286

Swift Code: ETHNGRAA

Bank Address: Mykonos Island, 84600 Greece

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We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you at our home.
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