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Things to do in Vatos, Crete

Our most recommended things to do in Vatos, Crete

Corfu Paramotor Flight over the Western Coastline

1. Corfu Paramotor Flight over the Western Coastline

Get a bird's eye view of the western coast of Corfu on this exhilarating paramotering tour from Vatos. Soar from the Ropa valley over the stunning sandy beaches of Kontogialos and Glyfada. Cover more ground in less time with a motorized paragliding flight. Meet your guide in Vatos and sit back on scenic drive through the countryside of Corfu to the Ropa valley. Put on your flight gear and ensure that you are properly strapped in. Experience the adrenaline rush of taking off from the ground. Let your pilot navigate for you as you sit back and enjoy the flight.  Spend 20 minutes enjoying sweeping views of the waves hitting the coast below you before experiencing the thrill of safely landing. Return to your meeting point in Vatos at the end of your tour. 

Crete: Baking Class in Vatos Village

2. Crete: Baking Class in Vatos Village

Experience a unique tour that is part traditional baking class, and part cultural experience in a small village on Crete. Visit Vatos village and take the breadmaking knowledge with you when you leave. Master the fundamentals and learn traditional techniques as you practice making bread using a stone mill and a wood oven. Take a tour of the village while you wait for the dough to rest. See the village school, traditional water faucets, and the cauldron used for making raki. Go back to your dough after 45 minutes and shape the bread into its final form. Move over to a traditional family home where you'll savor a home-cooked lunch of Cretan food alongside your freshly-baked bread.

Crete: Cooking Class in an Authentic Village House

3. Crete: Cooking Class in an Authentic Village House

Visit a traditional home in Vatos Village, where your local Cretan host will share all the knowledge of her family and traditional Cretan home. Taste freshly baked bread from a traditional oven. Chat with your host while you taste and enjoy some traditional Cretan meze snacks, wine, and Cretan raki. Afterwards, head to the kitchen, where you will learn how to make traditional Cretan dishes from your host. All guests will be given aprons, and most cooking ingredients will be readily available in the kitchen area. Your host will guide you through the whole procedure, allowing everyone to master their cooking skills. While you're waiting for your lunch to cook, you can relax and have a chat with those around you.

Crete: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier at a Village House

4. Crete: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier at a Village House

Enter the dining room of a beautiful traditional Cretan house in Vatos and be treated to a tasting some of Crete's best wines. Try wines from 3 different labels representing the island's regions. Learn about Greek wine varieties as you progress through your tasting with a professional sommelier. Snack on some local favorites with your tasting and follow it up with a full lunch of traditional Cretan food served by your hosts.

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