6 months ago
Best beekeeper ever. His honey is excellent
- Nikki D
7 months ago
A fascinating, educational and delicious look into the amazing world of Bees, conducted with grace and humour by the wonderful Antonis, ably assisted by the lovely Artemis. We began with a look at the local hives, in Antonis' garden, which were relatively quiet due to the late season and cloudy day, but this allowed us a close look at the inner workings without too much fear of the residents. Tasting the honey direct from the hive was a marvelous experience, accompanied by Antonis commentary, in very good English. We were then invited into the house, a beautiful late 18th Century villa, where we were treated to veritable feast of honey, with tea, nuts, cheese, sesame seeds (Pastelli) and the divine Rakomallo (Raki with honey) I can thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the natural world and the Cretan way of life.
- David H
10 months ago
The apiary was interesting, but the owner was just wonderful. Charming, gracious, kind and fascinating.
- Diane B

Visit a Honeybee garden in Crete !

The honeybee is one of the oldest and most important beings of nature and is an essential component for maintaining balance in the ecosystem.

When visiting our beehive garden at Polemarhi village, you will be taking part in a beehive tour.
After wearing the beekeeper's hat and veil, we will open the hives and see the honey, brood, worker bees, drones - maybe even the queen bee hersel. Later, we will gather pollen from a pollen collector.

Then you are welcome as guests to our house, where you can look at photos of our personal collection of worker bee visits to the region's flowers across all four seasons.
The delicacies you will be tasting are honey, pollen, pasteli and rakomelo from our own production. In addition nuts, graviera cheese, rusk and Cretan mountain herb tea will all be served with honey.
If you wish, honey and pollen are available for sale.

Tours are arranged after a set appointment on a daily basis, except Tuesdays and Thursdays and they last 2 hours.
Price per person: adults €20, children from 7 to 14 years old: €10.

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Tel.: +306980498281

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Antonis Papagiannakis
Πολεμάρχι 730 02

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Mon:9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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