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Discover Sfakia – the “Wild West” of Crete

    Are you looking to enjoy a day in the great outdoors? Are you excited to get off the beaten track and explore the rugged beauty of the Cretan landscape? Then get ready to Discover Sfakia – the “Wild West of Crete.” Take the kids on a day trip like no other; one filled with action, adventure, delicious food and immersive Cretan culture.

    The Sfakia region is one of the most beautiful areas in Crete. Located on the western side of the island, Sfakia is famous for its traditional local culture, fascinating history, delicious food, and natural beauty. Alongside a professional family friendly guide, you and your family will enjoy a proper Wild West experience — hiking, eating and cooking your way around Sfakia.

    One of your first stops in Sfakia will be to an artisanal cheese and yogurt factory. Chances are, if you’re in Greece, you’ve already fallen in love with Greek yogurt and local cheeses. At the factory, you’ll have the chance to taste some freshly made products while learning all about how these famous delicacies have been produced for decades.

    Next up, it’s a hike in the countryside. Following a famous path used by soldiers in WWII, you’ll make your way up into the hillsides where you’ll discover beautiful panoramic views and the heady aromas of the Cretan landscape. The kids will love being out and about, and you’ll fall in love with the beautiful island scenery.

    By this time, you will have surely worked up an appetite. No problem, as we have arranged for you to take part in an exclusive Cretan cooking workshop. Your family will discover the secrets of making local cuisine, how it gets its unique flavors and some time-tested dishes. Afterward, you’ll visit an herbal factory to learn about some of the area’s indigenous plants and their therapeutic properties.

    Above all, the Discover Sfakia – the “Wild West of Crete” tour is a chance to delve deeper into the island’s culture. Along the way, you’ll hear about Cretan legends, stories and myths, leaving you feeling like a local yourself. An unforgettable day out for all, this is sure to be a highlight of your visit.

    Families should know

    • The Wild West of Crete Family Day Tour give you the chance to get off the beaten track
    • During the Wild West of Crete Family Day Tour you will visit areas few tourists venture
    • It will give you the opportunity to experience Cretan culture and hospitality firsthand
    • Please inform us of any special dietary  requirements or allergies
    • The hiking routes are easy, suitable for anyone in good health and normal fitness
    Address: Sfakia, Chania,  West Crete, Greece

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    Kids will love

    • The adventurous hike
    • The hands-on cooking class
    • Making their own T-Shirts

    Parents will love

    • Sampling wine at one of the best wineries in Crete
    • The good mix of activities
    • The ability to tailor make the tour
    • Let the kids create their own “Wine T-shirt” while you are tasting wine
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    • We will be staying in Chania from 7/21 to 7/26. There will be 2 adults & 2 17 year olds (1 boy & 1 girl). My grandparents are from Sfakia and would like to take my son & his friend there during our stay. Could you provide transportation to/from chania for this tour or is there a better tour you have for Sfakia?

      Thank you

      • Hi Karen,
        Thank you for your message. We would be delight to help you organize a day trip to Sfakia from Chania! We truly love Chania and all the surrounding areas. Maria Chaloglou, one of our trip planners, has already emailed you about the various activities we offer in the South of Crete, incl. Sfakia. We can certainly create a customized day trip, just for your family, focusing on Sfakia and the surrounding area such as Frangokastello, Loutro (it’s opposite Sfakia and accessible with a speed boat), a local winery, an olive oil factory, or the gorge of Imbros if you’re interested in hiking.
        Looking forward to hearing from you.


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