Explore a Shepherd's Hut and Cheese Making Process in Crete - Grekaddict

Explore a Shepherd's Hut and Cheese Making Process in Crete

Off road routes, unique panoramic views and a real taste of Cretan tradition, all merge in one tour, the Explore a Shepherd's Hut and Cheese Making Process in Crete!
Need a break from the crowded beaches? The Rethymnon Tour: Explore a Shepherd's Hut and Cheese Making Process will lead you to a mountain adventure from south to east. Grab a seat in a premium 4x4 Cretan jeep tour and let your guide drive you all the way up to the wild mountainous landscapes, through dense vegetation and picturesque villages. Visit an original shepherd’s hut and taste a shot of raki while the cheese making process is taking place in front of your eyes! Enjoy magnificent panoramic views and end your sightseeing jeep excursion with a real taste of  the famous Cretan hospitality!


  • Hotel pick and drop off
  • Multilingual guides/drivers
  • Special equipped 4x4 jeeps (7-9 seated)
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with wine
  • Liability insurance and local taxes


  • Tips/Gratuities for the guide 
  • Coffee/beers or refreshments in the tavern

Additional Info

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Please let us know for food allergies or special requests eg. vegetarian options.
  • It is advisable to bring with you a jacket during spring and autumn.
  • Bring along your camera and sun protection.
  • During this 117 km route, there will be guided stops every 30-40 minutes for everyone’s convenience.
  • The trip is not recommended for people with mobility problems and children under 6 y.o.
  • Minor changes to the itinerary might be made due to weather conditions without prior notice.
  • Wine consumption is not allowed under 18 y.o.
  1. Your Jeep tour in Crete starts from Rethymnon heading southeast, driving through dense vegetation and the traditional villages of Mylopotamos area, where the driver will make the first stop.
  2. Next destination is the historic Halepa Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during the civil wars. Enjoy the unique view to the mountain peaks and cultivated valleys the monastery offers and grab the chance to take some amazing pictures.
  3. Afterwards, an off-road route will drive you up to a shepherd’s hut, a location only accessible by an experienced four wheel driver.  Explore an original shepherd’s hut, learn all about the lifestyle of being a shepherd on the mountains and find out where the famous “Graviera” cheese was originally produced. Meet the owners and treat yourself with a shot of raki and fresh Cretan cheese. While there, get your camera lenses ready to capture some eagles and wild goats!
  4. Next stop on your jeep excursion through Rethymnon is Axos village, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch in a small traditional tavern. Get a full taste of the famous Cretan hospitality and the authentic Cretan cuisine accompanied by wine. After lunch if you wish, you will have plenty of time to have a coffee at the village.
  5. When lunch and coffee break finish, your driver will follow an easy asphalt road back to Rethymnon.


  • Semi private tour up to 7-9 people per vehicle.
  • Enjoy the best panoramic view to Priloritis Peak.
  • Visit an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1350m altitude.
  • Live experience of cheese making process.
  • Taste a traditional Cretan lunch with wine.


  1. Rethimno