Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process from Rethymno
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Explore Shepherd’s Hut and Cheese Making Process from Rethymno, Greece

6 hours

From April 1st to November 30th, 2023

Combine some of the most unique panoramic views, visit a honey factory and taste, drive through traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd's hut called Mitato with a small group of 6-8 people in each vehicle. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet the locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, embrace the renowned Cretan hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.


  • Enjoy Cretan Villages and the best panoramic view of Psiloritis Peak
  • Visit a honey factory and taste local honey
  • Visit to an original Shepherds Hut or else Mitato
  • Experience a live the cheese making process and taste local cheese
  • Have lunch with traditional Cretan food


  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Rethymno area)
  • Driver (guide)
  • Off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater)
  • Coffee or tea
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for Honey factory
  • Honey and cheese tasting
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes

Not included:

  • Beers or refreshments or coffee in tavern (during the lunch)
  • Gratuities

Please note: Minimum 1 person per booking. The prices are for group participation with a minimum of 4 people to start.

Don't forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket. The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old. We reserve the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.

Pick-up time per area:

  • 8:30 Georgioupoli
  • 8:35 Kavros
  • 9:00 Rethymnon
  • 9:15 Platanias
  • 9:25 Adelianos Kambos
  • 9:30 Stavromenos
  • 9:45 Panormos


Our day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east through coast line road until Melidoni Village and Apithano Honey factory where we make our first stop for a guided tour in the factory and taste some honey. After our morning stop and drove through the traditional villages of Milopotamos (Melidoni, Apladiana, Doxaro, Agridia Tsaxiana) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing route and views continue until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, which used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars where we make our second stop. The unique view from the monastery will inspire you to take pictures, combining the highest mountain tops of Crete with the beautiful valley.

Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherds hut called Mitato the panoramic views will take your breath away. If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close to some wild eagles and goats and take some photos. The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherds hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and the cheese making process.

Leaving the shepherds hut and already working up our appetite we will soon arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we are going to introduce you to Cretan cuisine and heartfelt hospitality with plenty of local platters. Enough time will be provided after lunch for those

Cancellation Policy

Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by Uncharted Escapes or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, as shown plus any surcharges, or the non-refundable deposit, whichever is greater:
15 and more days before departure retention of deposit
14-3 days before departure 50%
Less than 2 days before depature 100%
Emmanouil Malaxianakis
With GetExperience since 2023
Customer Reviews
Alison S
July 2023
GetExperience traveller
April 2023

Meeting point

Rethimno 741 00, Greece

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