Crete for Travellers

The Old Harbour - ChaniaChania harbourside

Crete for Travellers... We Love Crete and Greece, and we love journeying around Crete. Here we share some unique and traditional Cretan activities and information for you to explore and enjoy Kriti.

Culinary Heritage - Foraging Tours

Enjoy the local food and knowledge at Castello Taverna in Rethymnon, take a foraging tour to learn more about the traditional ways of eating and living off the land in Crete.

More information about 8 Day Foraging Tour - Crete

  • Knowledgeable and multilingual guides
  • Learn how to forage wild herbs and vegetables
  • Make olive oil, local wine, raki, and cheese at the host farm
  • Visit to the ancient archeological sites
  • Daily breakfast and four days of lunch included
  • Accommodation 7 nights included

Let Vassilis, Andy and Jurgen show you the real meaning of Cretan hospitality and impart the traditions of this land. Depending on the season, you will be picking edible wild asparagus, celery, thistles, flowers, oregano, thyme, mint, figs, blackberries, and many other fruits and herbs for tea.


Local Handmade Glass

Tarrha Glass -beautiful set of carafe and glassesA handmade decanter with glasses and the traditional Cretan dish of snails

Tarrha Glass...stunning local glass. A hot glass workshop based in Anogia near Heraklion, Crete specializing in glass table ware, unique pieces and architectural glass. Inspiration comes from stone, wood, water and sea shells; vivid modern designs with originality result. Marios Chalkiadakis and Natassa Papadogamvraki have open studio days from time to time. Their glass mainia is infectious! It is best to phone before you visit this village in the hills above Heraklion.


Tarrha Glass - handmade jug, decanter, glasses and ice bucket with mezedes by the sea in CreteTarrha Glass - a handmade jug, a decanter, some glasses and an ice bucket with mezedes by the sea in Crete

Crete for Travellers


More info about Crete here...  including:

  • Agia Pelagia a lovely beachside village just 23 km from Heraklion
  • Paleochora in south-west Crete
  • Sougia - a gorgeous beach on the south coast
  • Hiking and walking trips with 'The Happy Walker'


More good info about Crete...   including:

  • A guide to Crete
  • Wild Herbs of Crete
  • Mountain Flora
  • Incredible Crete by The Region of Crete

If you have a business in Crete that we have not yet included here please contact us via our safe form. We are always happy to support local quality businesses and artists, with good information about Crete for travellers.