Shepherd's shelter (Mitato)

The cretan tradition and the daily life of a shepherd awaits to be experienced

In this private tour we will visit a shepherd shelter (Mitato) in the middle of nowhere, high in the mountains, in beautiful nature we will experience something differnet, unique and incredible!

Firstly we will have our coffee break in the village of Panormos, with a view of the sea and the anchored fishing boats in the small port.

Then we will drive to our destination, the traditional stone-built Shepherd Shelter (Mitato), which is located at 848m at a slope of the renowned Psiloritis mount. 

In this experience we will be welcomed in the Shepherd's shelter and they will share with us the passion for the distinct Cretan traditions and lifestyle. The visit to the Shepherd’s Shelter offers a life-time experience to every visitor. We will have the opportunity to view the sheep milking, join the cheese-making, experience the sheep-shearing or participate in the fiesta of raki distillation (it depends on the season). We will help with the herbs collection and traditional cooking and we will indulge ourself with the local delicacies and wine.

At the end of this life time experience we will have collected many information but most importantly many mempories to talk about.Let's visit the Shepherd’s Shelter and live like a local Cretan for one day!

Finally we will visit the wooden museum in Axos village, where we will see the beautiful and impressive sculptures.

Duration: 7 hours approximately

8.30 am. Pick up from your location with an airconditioned vehicle and cold bottles of watre.

15.30 pm. Drop off to your location

→ our philosophy is to offer customized and private excursions, so changes in any existed tour can be made upon request


90€ per person (all included)


7 hours


products from the mitato (optional)



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