A tour to the most beautiful villages of Mylopotamos region and interesting workshops of folk art.

Driving through the beautiful mountains of Rethymno, we get the opportunity to learn about the everyday life and traditions of mountainous Crete.

We explore a number of traditional villages in Mylopotamos region starting with Margarites, a lovely village with a centuries-old tradition in pottery. Here we visit pottery workshops to learn more about this ancient art straight from the artisans.

Driving further up the mountain, we stop at the traditional village of Axos, set in a lush landscape with an ancient acropolis and several old churches. Here we get the opportunity to admire the traditional weaving art of village women.

Our tour continues to the historical village of Anogia, a mountain village with a long tradition, especially in Cretan music.

We visit a glass blowing workshop, as well as the workshops of Anogian weavers to further explore the elaborate art of weaving in Crete.

Finally, we learn about the traditional cheese making practices of the region in a cheese factory.

The trip concludes with delicious Cretan food in one of the traditional taverns of the village, or we have the option to make a last stop in the village of Drosia.

Price includes

  • Hotel pick-up / drop off
  • A luxury vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Fuel
  • All taxes
  • Water and snacks

Price excludes

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums & other sites
  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips
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Useful tips

Comfortable clothing & shoes

Summer in Crete can be hot and during our tours we may need to walk around. For this reason, we suggest you wear comfortable and light clothes and shoes suitable for walking.

Sun protection

The Cretan sun is strong, so please take all necessary measures to protect yourselves. A hat, sunglasses and sunblock are your best friends! Do not forget to drink water frequently to stay hydrated.


Photographs are allowed throughout the tour, unless indicated otherwise by a sign in restricted areas.

Accessibility & Special needs

If you are a person with special needs or of restricted mobility, please inform us beforehand in order to adjust the tours accordingly and take care of all the details that will make your trip comfortable and pleasant.

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