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About Meli PAP
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 herself. 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.
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

My wife and I were thinking it would be interesting to learn a little more about bees and honey as it is entwined with Greek culture. Andonis was very accommodating with the booking which was great. We found his home very easily and were greeted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Andonis is a very enthusiastic beekeeper, he explained and showed us everything. He was very passionate about beekeeping, which made it a very nice visit. He and his wife we very friendly and we tasted different products. Would recommend this visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We see this tour advertised and as my wife has a keen interest in bees we decided to go ahead. The couple who run the tour are so knowledgeable and cover all areas of the bees existence, we were taken to some hives where we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian_and_Maria
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Antonis (the beekeeper) is a passionate man full of knowledge and love about bees and nature. living out of the grid as much as possible , he harvests this gift made from the hard working bees with respect and love. I had some experience with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yiannis O
Reviewed September 17, 2018

regarding the fact that we arrived with a one-year old child, this bee-keeping tour was a dream-come-true experience! We are glad that it turned out much better than we expected. Thanks to the optimism and flexibility of Adonis and Artemis, we arranged the tour one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hristina F
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Greetings from the green hills of Ireland to the honeybee paradise of Polemarchi. This review seems hardly enough to thank you both for such a wonderful experience. The previous post goes through ALL the wonderful food offerings we received (including a big glass of fresh...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We found out about this place from a brochure left at one of the wineries we visited. I was interested in learning about bees and the honey making process since it seems like honey is very popular in Greece. This is a relatively new offering...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan D
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We have had several holidays in Crete and this is an excellent new addition to the tourist circuit. Andonis and Artemis are very informative about the craft of bee-keeping and related environmental issues, generous with their time, and most hospitable with their home. Well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emmausr0ad
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Andonis and his professor of Greek literature wife, made an exception and welcomed us on a Sunday morning. The modest but charming Andonis has been lovingly working with bees for 30 years and he welcomed us into his home and farm for more than 2...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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