Do you enjoy non-touristy sites, scenic mountain road, unparalleled panoramic view of the island? What about exploring a cave less visited in a Cretan wilderness? Add the narrow path with 110 stairs leading to the top of the mountain - just like a film scene from "Mamma Mia"? If you find this plan entertaining, come along - let’s cross the island - from North to South. Off we are to Pefki village!
Never heard of Pefki? Off-the-beaten path, adventurous, delicious are the keywords describing the village and its secrets, within the vicinity – surprising all in all. The lunch in a small, traditional, family-owner taverns with home-grown and freshly prepared delicacies and truly authentic Cretan dishes is a 'must' and not an exception during our tours.
There is a swim opportunity during the tour, so don’t forget to bring your swimming suit, beach towel. Light cardigan, sunscreen and hat will help to enjoy the sun.
The length of the tour is about 9 hours, including 3 hours driving time (roundtrip) from Agios Nikolaos/ Elounda area.
Note: this is a private tour and can be modified according to your interests and preferences
“Wonderful tour of the Villages of Crete, Greece by Joseph Batis”Joseph Batis truly showed us the secrets of Crete, Greece. We went to villages and were a part of the daily life of Crete, visited small museums with vibrant histories, had an unexpected surprise stop where we attended a greek celebration on holy spirit day..
You WILL learn secrets of Crete! How many ways can you prepare Greek Coffee? Are dark olives and green olives different varieties? Why is the sea called Aegean? You will find out these and 100's more amazing facts if you hire Secrets of Crete...
יוסי מסיורים בכרתים ויוון, הוא מדריך.... מקצוען, בעל יידע נרחב איש לבבי וסימפטי, טיילנו בשנה שעברה... היה פשוט מדהים כיף... כיף... כיף... ממליץ בחום למי שמגיע לכרתים ויוון להשתמש בשרותיו המעולים. תודה יוסי על הסיורים ,האוכל, הטברנות, היה תענוג גדול ! ! ! מאתנו: אורי אילש, אלי גנט, יגאל גרינשטיין, נטלי גרינשטיין, אור גרינשטיין
“Fantastic and memorable day with Joseph”Joseph is a pleasure to spend time with. He is educated, knowledgeable, extremely well-traveled, articulate in at least 5 languages, personable and also has a lovely sense of humor. Most importantly he has an honest love of Crete that comes through his tours.
"Secrets of Crete" provides a fascinating Private Tour My husband and I had the good fortune to have spent the day with Joseph Batis, who has tours exploring some of the lesser known parts of Crete, Greece. In our correspondence with him prior to the day we had available, he customized the itinerary to fit our specific requests.
"Great way to discover Crete off the beaten track" Joseph from Secrets of Crete organised a brilliant tour in the mountains of central Crete today, going off the beaten track to very atmospheric small roads and old villages where we saw no other tourists, only locals.