Women in Crete

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From EUR 65

Meet strong and talented Cretan women and get to know their businesses in the craft sector! How it is to run a business as a woman and to combine work and everyday life in Crete?


At first we will meet a young ceramic artist in her workshop in Platanias. Alexandra is a new artist and has recently started to create her own collection. We will hear what led her to ceramics and the way she is works clay into unique ceramic products.
Next we will visit a soap factory which is the first of its kind on the whole island of Crete, using organic olive oil and all-natural recipes. Drawing inspiration from Greek nature, and the women in the family, the factory was founded by the mother-daughter duo, Filio and Maria. Hailing from a long tradition of homemaking of healing cosmetics, they were inspired in particular by the skincare benefits of organic olive oil, the ‘‘gold’’ of Crete. 

The last meeting will be in Vatolakkos with Mrs. Despoina who is well-known in the area for her amazing cloth weaving skills. Over the years she has created fabrics for traditional Cretan wedding dresses, table cloths and bags. Apart from weaving, she also dyes the threads she uses with colors obtained from plants in the surrounding area.


Route: Platanias - Gerani - Loutraki - Psathogianos - Bapilos - Koufos - Vatolakos - Koufos - Patelari - Platanias
Duration 4h

From EUR 65

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Transportation with air-conditioned minivan
Tours in businesses

Liability Insurance

Not included:


Pick Up:

Pick up is at your hotel. Kindly check the time on your ticket!

Tips & Don't Forget

Good shoes
Great opportunity to purchase unique local products


Unique meetings in three different businesses run by women
Hear about the life of working women in Crete
Get to know better local products and how they are produced
Sceenery countryside roads
Feel the Cretan hospitality

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.

If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

Important! In case of any changes in the excursion program Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.

Do you have any questions?  Send us a mail!


  1. Platanias
  2. Potamida
  3. Rokka
  4. Platanias