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From Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

1. From Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

Book a private rigid inflatable boat (RIB) vessel and an experienced skipper to explore the western parts of Crete with your family or friends. Departing from Kissamos Port, board your boat and ride the waves to the famous Balos Lagoon and to the historic Gamvousa Island. The skipper will take you on an adventurous or relaxed ride (according to your preferences) and provide drinks and snacks on the way.   At your first stop, Balos, you’ll anchor and explore the area’s white sand beaches and vivid turquoise waters for 1.5 hours. You’ll then head to Gramvousa, an island with a medieval fortress at the top of the hill. There, you can sunbathe, snorkel, and swim for another 1.5 hours before returning to Kissamos.

The Terra Creta Olive Oil Experience Tour

2. The Terra Creta Olive Oil Experience Tour

On this 1-hour tour you’ll enjoy a total olive oil experience at Terra Creta, located in the heart of the Kolymvari region. Visit the innovative, state-of-the-art facility and learn about the process from harvesting to production. The mill operates only from October to February. Information and tips about best use and storage are provided by the highly skilled personnel. Enjoy a guided tasting of 3 different olive oils and sample a variety of appetizers. Afterwards, browse the store and purchase high-quality Terra Creta olive oils of different labels, as well as balsamic vinegar and Greek olives in travel-safe packaging.

Crete: Food & Wine Tour

3. Crete: Food & Wine Tour

Experience the day-to-day life of the Cretan villages and share with the locals their knowledge on local products and delicacies. After meeting your guide, head to the region of Kisamos, famous for its olive oil and wine production. Visit the oldest olive tree in the world that still produces olives and learn about the history of its sacred land. Next, it’s time to taste organic extra virgin olive oil. Visit a family-owned, olive mill, specializing in the artisan production of organic olive oil using millstones and presses. Get an introduction to Cretan olive oil and olive oil quality, while visiting the production facilities, and tasting various delicious olive oils. Make your way to a family-run farm to sample the famous dairy products of the region, such as freshly produced cheese and yogurt. Roll up your sleeves and grab your baskets as you walk into the farmer’s vegetable garden to select the products for your next mission. Take part in a hands-on cooking class and discover the most tempting recipes of the Cretan cuisine, selected to be matched at their best with the farm olive oils and wine. While your meal is slowly cooked over a fired wooden oven, walk around the tiny hilltop village and collect herbs to make your own mountain tea. Continue into the farmer’s cellar where you are free to sample different wines, straight from the barrels. And if this wasn’t enough for your taste buds, go on to sample what is considered the best honey in the region at a small family-owned business. By the end of this culinary adventure, you will have enjoyed the best treasures of this sacred land.

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What people are saying about Kissamos

Incredible cruise Despite the world in Balos it really is a beautiful beach with turquoise water The captain also dropped us off on a small beach where the white sand and turquoise water mixed Even if it's a budget it's really an unforgettable experience

Very nice and interesting experience. All super organized and ready with lots of curiosities. I really enjoyed it. A little further on there is also the oldest olive tree of Crete. about 4000 years

Wonderful activitiy to get to know the best export product of Crete, which is olive oil. Terra Creta has won many awards and you'll understand why doing this tour. Highly recommend!

The Tour was very interesting! We also tried many oils and olives! We also had the opportunity to se the ancient olive tree! So i recommend this tour for everyone!!

Great guide. Good English. Great facility. Tasty tasting.