Cheesemaking at a Cretan Axo-Farm at a Glance
Have an original Cretan experience by making cheese at an Axo-Farm
Cheesemaking at a Cretan Axo-Farm Highlights
- Visit a wonderful 35000 square meters farm in Crete.
- See from up close the wonderful animals of the farm.
- Horseriding on the farm.
- Learn how to milk.
- Cheese tasting.
Cheesemaking at a Cretan Axo-Farm In Detail
Drive north-west the region of Rethymnon, and visit the traditional village of Axos for practicing the Making of Cheese with -optional traditional lunch-:
An excursion in Cretan nature that will fill you with images, aromas and unforgettable experiences!
In a land of 35,000 m2 filled with all kinds of trees (olive trees, Kermes oaks – “prinos”, maple trees etc.) and local animals, with a rich garden, a threshing space, the famous “giristi” (vaulted stone fence of a special construction), the “mitato” (the shepherd’s house) and the traditional “tirokeli” (underground cell – cheese dairy, built inside the earth), our visitors have the chance to experience the Cretan nature and way of living in ways they have never thought before.
You will walk around the Farm, talk about the trees and bushes that grow in our region, smell the aromatic plants and herbs of Crete and learn about their magic powers, we will watch baby lambs, sheep, rabbits, chicken, horses and other domestic animals and birds in their natural habitat.
Then you will thresh with our horse, we will be taught everything about milking at the traditional “giristi”, we will visit our “mitato” where we can make and taste local cheese, while next we will get to know the special space where cheese matures, our unique, underground cheese cell (“tirokeli”).
In the “mitato”, you will feel the impeccable Cretan hospitality with various treats as raki and other local products, while you may purchase the special goods of our Farm. After program all of our guests will be treated with raki, Cretan rusk bread, theme honey + Cretan cheese.
A delicious traditional lunch will be offered at the farm’s restaurant “Iperoon”.
– Cheese making session & Cretan treatment-
– Optional lunch at the farm’s traditional tavern
– Pick up from Heraklion hotel
– English speaking driver
– English speaking escort & farm staff
Bring your camera. You may take a lot of photos.
flat comfy shoes, hat,
At your Heraklion stay
Better to start at 09:00
FAQs about the Cheesemaking at a Cretan Axo-Farm
What happens in the event of rain?
All our bus tours run regardless of the weather. If an activity is canceled because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change the date, switch activity, or cancel and receive a refund.
What time is the pick-up time for the tours?
The pick-up time for all tours is the same as the meeting time indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight delay of 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes before your trip to facilitate that.
How late can I make a booking?
You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, to have the best chances of finding availability.
Which tours can I join on the same day?
This is a day tour, so you cannot participate in any of our other tours if you book it.
Cancellations received within 5 days of the tour will incur a 50% penalty for each person.
Cancellations received within 2 days of the tour will incur a 100% penalty for each person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.