The touch of Nature: Private tour Through A Gorge And Mountains with Meal and a wine tasting


Our tour to Therisso Gorge and Village is a journey into the heart of Crete’s natural and cultural treasures. As you step off the beaten path and into the mountains, you’ll leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and breathtaking views that define Crete’s beauty.

Our first stop is Therisso Gorge, where you’ll experience the raw power of nature as you explore the gorge’s winding paths and towering rock formations. The gorge has played an important role in Crete’s history, serving as a hiding place for Cretan revolutionaries during the Ottoman occupation. As you hike through the gorge, you’ll learn about its history and significance, and enjoy the stunning views that surround you.

From there, we’ll make our way to Therisso Village, a traditional Cretan village that seems to be frozen in time. Here, you’ll experience the warm hospitality and authentic culture that make Crete such a special place. You’ll have the opportunity to wander the village’s narrow streets, visit the little square of the village with the old church under the trees.

No visit to Crete is complete without indulging in the island’s incredible culinary offerings, and that’s why our next stop is a traditional family-run taverna. As authentic as it gets and surrounded by stunning sea and mountain views, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch cooked by the grandmother of the family, using time-honoured and very tasty recipes. You’ll savour the tastes of Crete, from fresh salads and homemade bread to succulent meat dishes and local delicacies, all made with pure ingredients and love.

To top off the experience, we’ll visit a local winery for a wine tasting, where you’ll sample some of the best wines that Crete has to offer. You’ll learn about the island’s winemaking traditions, and taste a variety of wines made from local grape varieties. With their lovely yar and warm hospitality, this is a perfect way to end your journey through the heart of Crete.

In summary, this tour is an opportunity to escape the crowds and discover the hidden gems that make Crete such a special place. From the raw power of nature in Therisso Gorge to the warm hospitality of the Cretan people, and the delicious tastes of the island’s culinary offerings, you’ll create unforgettable memories that will stay with you long after you leave. Book your journey now and get ready to experience the true essence of Crete!


Transportation to and from your accommodation.


  • Therisso Gorge
  • Therisso Village
  • Zourva Village
  • Local Winery


  • Professional English-Speaking Driver
  • Transportation to and from your accommodation in a non-shared air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold refreshments and bottled water throughout the day
  • Snacks and Cretan Treats
  • Traditional meal at a local taverna
  • Wine tasting
  • Free Wifi on the vehicle
  • USB charging ports on the vehicle
  • Fuel
  • All taxes and insurance

*Private tours can be modified to your specific needs and desires.

*There is a 40€ fuel surcharge for guests staying in the prefecture of Rethymno.

Note: Changes to these itineraries may result in a price increase.

Trip Itinerary

10:30 AM - Shuttle pickup
10:45 AM - Gorge of Therisso
Our first stop is the breathtaking Therisso Gorge, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. The gorge boasts towering cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and stunning natural vistas that are sure to take your breath away. We’ll take our time to explore the gorge, with plenty of opportunities to take photos and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounds us.
11:15 AM - Therisso Village
After our visit to the gorge, we’ll make our way to the charming Therisso village, where time seems to have stood still. The village is steeped in history and tradition, and we’ll have the chance to explore its charming stone square sat under the shade of the trees, the beautiful old church and the monument of “Eleutherios Venizelos”.
12:15 PM - Lunch
For lunch, we’ll head to a traditional family-run taverna, nestled amidst stunning mountain views. Here, we’ll enjoy a delicious meal cooked by the grandmother of the family, using time-honoured and very tasty recipes. The food is fresh, locally-sourced, and bursting with flavour, and the hospitality is warm and welcoming. This is an authentic culinary experience that you won’t want to miss.
14:00 AM - Local Winery
Our final stop of the day will be at a local winery, where we’ll indulge in a wine tasting experience that’s sure to delight the senses. The Dourakis Winery is renowned for its high-quality wines, and we’ll have the chance to sample a selection of their best bottles. Sit back, relax, and savour the flavours of the wine as we enjoy the beautiful yard. This is the perfect way to cap off a perfect day in Crete.
15:45 PM - Shuttle drop-off
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Prices (all inclusive):

1 adults295 euros per person

2 adults165 euros per person

3 adults125 euros per person

4 adults105 euros per person

5 adults95 euros per person

6 adults85 euros per person

7 & 8 adults80 euros per person

3 to 12 years old30 euros per child

0 to 3 years oldFREE of charge

Payment & Cancellation policy

We kindly request full payment at the time of booking to secure your reservation. Details regarding the cancellation policy: In the event you have to cancel, a full refund will be offered unless the cancellation occurs within 7 days of the start of the tour, in which case 50% of the full amount will be refunded. The date and time of the cancellation is taken from the moment written confirmation is received by IMable Travel. Lastly, please also note that any payments are subject to transaction fees and variations in exchange rates depending on payment method, so prices may vary by a few percent.

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