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Gastronomy tour and wine tasting in traditional villages.

1. Gastronomy tour and wine tasting in traditional villages.

Discover the most authentic and fresh traditional Cretan food in small villages between Chania and Rethymno. We will visit traditional villages where we will taste local cheese, honey ,olive oil, smoked meat, fruits, Greek sweets and herbs, full of colours and aromas of the Cretan countryside. •We will drink Greek coffee made the traditional way in hovoli (fire that hasn’t been completely extinguished and remains hot) •You will have the opportunity to visit the best cheese factory in western Crete and discover the excellent quality with great variety of tastes:smoked flavor cheese, sheep cheese, wined cheese and many more. You will also try the perfect ice cream that my friend makes and the delicious yoghurt. •We will have two meals in two different villages. The first taverna is at a mountain and is family owned. The second taverna is above lake Kournas and has a fantastic view!Both are family owned and use products from the village or their own! Vegetarian options are available. •You will have the pleasure to witness the Cretan hospitality yourselves, get to know their owners as they are my friends since a long time and they will become your friends. This is not just a food tasting experience but also a great opportunity to discover the traditional villages of Cretan countryside.

Chania: Cretan Gastronomy Lessons

2. Chania: Cretan Gastronomy Lessons

Get ready to indulge in a gastronomic adventure like no other, where tradition, flavor, and culture intertwine. Step into the real Crete and discover a land rich in history and culinary heritage. Traverse picturesque olive groves that have stood the test of time, witnessing the ancient traditions of olive cultivation and olive oil production. Learn from local experts who will guide you through the fascinating journey of extra virgin olive oil, from tree to table. Indulge in immersive, hands-on cooking lessons designed to unveil the secrets of crafting genuine Cretan delicacies. Discover the artistry behind authentic dishes that have been cherished for generations, as you embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of Crete. Under expert guidance, you will learn to create irresistible dakos, a traditional delight featuring ripe tomatoes and mizithra cheese atop a bed of crispy barley rusk. As you savor the harmonious blend of flavors, you'll appreciate the significance of this dish in Cretan cuisine. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering dolmades, delicate grape leaves stuffed with fragrant herbs and tender rice. These bite-sized parcels showcase the aromatic essence of Crete, reflecting its rich culinary heritage. Immerse yourself in the world of Cretan pies, including Sfakianopita and kalitsounia, each with its own distinct character. Sfakianopita, a cheese-filled delicacy hailing from the Sfakia region, boasts a heavenly combination of local cheeses folded into a light pastry. Kalitsounia, on the other hand, captivates with its delightful blend of wild greens and herbs encased in a flaky crust, offering a taste of the island's verdant landscape. Throughout your culinary adventure, you'll delve into the traditions and stories woven into these iconic dishes. As you master the techniques and unleash your creativity in the kitchen, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance and culinary heritage of Crete. LOCATION OF ATTRACTIONS: This tour takes place in the area of Armenoi in Apokoronas region in Crete. Its a very beautiful place with a view of white mountains . MEET-UP LOCATION: Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point in or near Olive grove in Armenoi. https://maps.app.goo.gl/kbqcEtTNMzT3B4NF7 DURATION: This program takes 3 - 3,5 hours. Time for transportation not included. AVAILABILITY: Available all the year LANGUAGE: This tour is available in English language. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy CHILD FRIENDLY: Ideal for children CLOTHING: Comfortable shoes and clothes recommended. As we walk in olive groves, we recommend to wear no shorts nor sandals. The time we spend in the grove can be quite cool. FOOD RESTRICTIONS: The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process. We are excited to meet you and look forward to your tour with us!

Our most recommended things to do in Armenoi

Gastronomy tour and wine tasting in traditional villages.

Gastronomy tour and wine tasting in traditional villages.

Discover the most authentic and fresh traditional Cretan food in small villages between Chania and Rethymno. We will visit traditional villages where we will taste local cheese, honey ,olive oil, smoked meat, fruits, Greek sweets and herbs, full of colours and aromas of the Cretan countryside. •We will drink Greek coffee made the traditional way in hovoli (fire that hasn’t been completely extinguished and remains hot) •You will have the opportunity to visit the best cheese factory in western Crete and discover the excellent quality with great variety of tastes:smoked flavor cheese, sheep cheese, wined cheese and many more. You will also try the perfect ice cream that my friend makes and the delicious yoghurt. •We will have two meals in two different villages. The first taverna is at a mountain and is family owned. The second taverna is above lake Kournas and has a fantastic view!Both are family owned and use products from the village or their own! Vegetarian options are available. •You will have the pleasure to witness the Cretan hospitality yourselves, get to know their owners as they are my friends since a long time and they will become your friends. This is not just a food tasting experience but also a great opportunity to discover the traditional villages of Cretan countryside.

Chania: Cretan Gastronomy Lessons

Chania: Cretan Gastronomy Lessons

Get ready to indulge in a gastronomic adventure like no other, where tradition, flavor, and culture intertwine. Step into the real Crete and discover a land rich in history and culinary heritage. Traverse picturesque olive groves that have stood the test of time, witnessing the ancient traditions of olive cultivation and olive oil production. Learn from local experts who will guide you through the fascinating journey of extra virgin olive oil, from tree to table. Indulge in immersive, hands-on cooking lessons designed to unveil the secrets of crafting genuine Cretan delicacies. Discover the artistry behind authentic dishes that have been cherished for generations, as you embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of Crete. Under expert guidance, you will learn to create irresistible dakos, a traditional delight featuring ripe tomatoes and mizithra cheese atop a bed of crispy barley rusk. As you savor the harmonious blend of flavors, you'll appreciate the significance of this dish in Cretan cuisine. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering dolmades, delicate grape leaves stuffed with fragrant herbs and tender rice. These bite-sized parcels showcase the aromatic essence of Crete, reflecting its rich culinary heritage. Immerse yourself in the world of Cretan pies, including Sfakianopita and kalitsounia, each with its own distinct character. Sfakianopita, a cheese-filled delicacy hailing from the Sfakia region, boasts a heavenly combination of local cheeses folded into a light pastry. Kalitsounia, on the other hand, captivates with its delightful blend of wild greens and herbs encased in a flaky crust, offering a taste of the island's verdant landscape. Throughout your culinary adventure, you'll delve into the traditions and stories woven into these iconic dishes. As you master the techniques and unleash your creativity in the kitchen, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance and culinary heritage of Crete. LOCATION OF ATTRACTIONS: This tour takes place in the area of Armenoi in Apokoronas region in Crete. Its a very beautiful place with a view of white mountains . MEET-UP LOCATION: Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point in or near Olive grove in Armenoi. https://maps.app.goo.gl/kbqcEtTNMzT3B4NF7 DURATION: This program takes 3 - 3,5 hours. Time for transportation not included. AVAILABILITY: Available all the year LANGUAGE: This tour is available in English language. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy CHILD FRIENDLY: Ideal for children CLOTHING: Comfortable shoes and clothes recommended. As we walk in olive groves, we recommend to wear no shorts nor sandals. The time we spend in the grove can be quite cool. FOOD RESTRICTIONS: The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process. We are excited to meet you and look forward to your tour with us!

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