Axos a traditional village In Crete !!
Axos offers a unique opportunity for those who want to discover authentic Crete. Walk in the small village and admire the picturesque alleys, the flowered courtyards, and the amazing view! The ancient city of Axos was of course fortified, built at an altitude of 600 above sea level. The ruins of the citadel walls are still visible today.
Drink water from the springs in the village square
A Spring in the center of the village was famous due to a legend, according to which the king Eparchus drank his water as a digestive in the 7th century BC. After walking for 10-15 'in the village, another pleasant surprise awaits you! Wonderful shops where you can see and learn about one of the most ancient arts, weaving! Lovely ladies are hospitable and willing to show you how to create woven fabrics using a traditional loom.
Wood carving museum
At the entrance of the village, you should definitely make a stop at the Wood Carving Museum where there are the most important figures, the Organ player with his lyre, the Cretan man, Grandpa and Grandma, representations from nature (the eagle the snake, the Cretan ibex). The dimensions of the sculptures are of real size and some of them are presented in a larger form. The wood was collected from all over the island, especially dead trees or uprooted by natural disasters. Visitors have the opportunity to take a private tour by the artist at the Museum and his workshop
After this wonderful experience, we can visit the traditional farm where it will fill you with pictures, perfumes, and unforgettable experiences that will soon become valuable memories! Traditional threshing - Grinding wheat with a hand grinder - Milking. Visit Mitato (traditional accommodation of a Cretan shepherd). They will offer guests tsikoudia (local treats) and local honey with genuine thyme
In the farm
We will thresh with our horse, we will learn everything about milking, we will visit our "mitato" where we can make and taste local cheese, and then we will get to know the special place where the cheese matures, our basement cheese