Visit a Honeybee garden in Crete !

Outdoor activity Polemarchi-Chania
Opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow
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7 months ago
Absolutely wonderful experience!! We were welcomed like friends by Andonis and Artemis and had such a fun, interesting, and really personal morning chatting over delicious honey and food pairings after visiting some hives in person. Andonis is so passionate and knowledgeable about his trade and answered every question we could come up with during our almost 3 hour visit with patience and enthusiasm. He has been in the business 30 years and is yet completely humble, kind, and personable. We got to see the bees, honey, pollen, wax, and little larvae in the hive, and even try some raw honey right out of the hive! Andonis also happily snapped some photos of us in the bee garden. The treats and pairings Artemis prepared were generous and we had more than enough of every combination! Enough to eat almost constantly for 2 hours and walk away not needing any lunch 😅 - our bellies were very happy and full of honey, pollen, tea, amazing raki ‘liquor’ and other delicious snacks! We learne...
- Rachel L
8 months ago
It was an amazing experience with Antonis whom we had the pleasure to meet with and chat to about bees and life. Learning about history of bees and seeing them was too exciting and we were able to see the queen more than once !! After finishing with looking at the bees you get to try honey with multiple sides like cheese 🧀, nuts, and pollen. This experience was by far one of the highlights of our stay . Thanks Antonis!
- Sarah S
9 months ago
It was an amazing experience in Crete! If you want to get off touristic paths and experience something special you should visit Antonis. You will learn a lot about bee keeping and honey, but also will have an opportunity to have a grasp of local life.
- Anastasiya 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

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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