The cuisine of Crete, being a crossroad island, has been influenced, at different times, by both western and eastern Mediterranean cultures.
What many don’t know is that the famous for its health benefits Mediterranean Diet has its origin in the Cretan cuisine. The European voyagers and explorers in the 1950s who started to show an interest in the nutritional habits of other cultures have noticed the surprising longevity of the Cretans despite their poverty and the simplicity of their diet. This inspired them to further investigate the eating habits of all neighboring Mediterranean cultures until they formed a clear suggestion of what we today know as the Mediterranean Diet, one of the most healthy styles of eating worldwide.
During your stay and culinary adventure, you will not just learn the secrets of Cretan cooking but will experience with all your senses the journey from the heart to the stomach and from nature to the table.
We invite you to cook, learn, laugh, feel, and travel with us to return back to your country as a proud sharer of our food and cultural tradition.
Day 1: Get to know us better and adjust to the Mediterranean climate
* Introductory 2h Greek language lesson (17:00-19:00)This is a class for those who will arrive early enough or/and are not too tired by the trip. It will include the Greek Alphabet, the basics of Greek pronunciation, and a few key phrases. The logical structure of the Greek language and its continuity from the ancient years up till today will be presented in examples. This deeper understanding of the language will hopefully make your trip more enjoyable and help you read the Greek signs with ease or connect with the locals by using a Greek greeting. The class will be taken on video and will be shared with all tour participants by email so no one misses it.Day 2: Explore your new neighborhood
Day 3: Discover the wonders of the Cretan landscape
Day 4: Discover Chania, the most beautiful Greek town
Day 5: FREE DAY with options
Day 6: Beekeeping experience and honey tasting - Scenic trip to famous Southern Crete
Day 7: Day dedicated to olive oil including an olive oil tasting
Day 8: Departure
1 adult staying solo in a twin or double bedroom with WC/ bathroom (breakfast included)
1 adult sharing a twin or double bedroom and WC/ bathroom (breakfast included)
Child 5 to 17 y.o. sleeping on a sofa bed of a twin or double room (breakfast included)