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Allow us to introduce you the Cretan culture through flavors

Where

Birth place of legends and myths, stories of love and drama, Crete provides the ideal playground for creative imagination. In this experience we start by examining Crete as an inspiration. We travel through villages and settlements and we look upon the everyday lives of the locals in the mainland of Crete and the ways that have influenced prolific people such as the world renounced Nikos Kazantzakis. Tastes of Crete will escort you, as a perfect companion, on this culinary and inspirational journey.

How

Our first stop is in the village of Myrtia, the birthplace of Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most inspired and famous writers. We continue with the introduction of the olive oil production, “Liquid gold” was the name given by Homer to this very important ingredient of Cretan Cuisine. We learn the way how different flavors and aromas are created. Curing harsh times, smoked meat has always an important protein source for Cretans. Thus the next stop is an introduction to smoked meat techniques, from a young and passionate professional, who has specialized the production of such delicacies. The Cretan vineyard is a definite important highlight when someone gets to know Crete. Walking through Cretan vineyards and the endemic varieties; tasting some of the wines the island produces; you will be amazed at the depth of character and flavor Cretan wines.
Lunch will take place in a small village, where authentic, local delicacies will be prepared for you. In the afternoon we visit a Cretan Raki distillery and have the chance to follow, step by step, the production of this alcoholic beverage which plays a very significant role in the social and cultural life of every Cretan.

  Full Day Morning Excursion (09:15- 16:30)

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Nikos Kazantzakis museum
  • Wine Tasting
  • Olive Oil Tasting
  • Air Dried and Smoked Meat Tasting
  • Lunch
  • Cretan Raki tasting

Prices Include:

  • Transfer from your location
  • Entrance fee to Museum
  • Wine tasting
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Cooking demo
  • Cretan ham tasting
  • Cretan Raki tasting
  • Snacks
  • Lunch with beverage (¼ lt house wine + ½ lt mineral water)

Prices do NOT include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in Price Included
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