4 Days / 3 Nights Cooking Vacation in Crete + Lasithi Plateau Excursion - Family Suite Max Capacity 5 People (Half Board)
Durations: 4 Day(s)
Group Size: 1+
Experience an authentic cooking vacation in Crete and take part in a variety of cooking classes, set within one of Greece's most beautiful foodie destinations.
Enjoy this authentic cooking vacation at Crete, the southern point of Europe at the crossroad of three continents and five seas. It is a Greek place, with a unique blend of elements from the creative adaptation of various cultural forms in a natural frame of astonishing beauty. Experience the protective effect of the Cretan diet on human health, which has a significant influence on several body functions. Whether you come to Crete for the sea and the sun, the culture, food, and traditions, the peaceful seaside villages of South Crete, or the dramatic landscapes, there is always something for everyone.
- Greek cooking lesson
- Opportunity to explore charming Lasithi Plateau and visit the cave of Zeus
- 3 nightsâ€™ accommodation
- Daily Breakfast and Dinner (3+3)
- Lunches at a Traditional Tavern when we are on tour
3 days with tour guide and instructors
Maximum of 12 participants
Heraklion International Airport ("Nikolaos Kazantzakis")
Sweet Memory Apartments (4 stars)
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wireless internet
You will be provided with seven nights accommodations at a week-long unforgettable culinary program in Kato Gouves, a village near Chersonissos in Crete based on double room occupancy, daily breakfast and dinners (Half Board meal program), activities and excursions mentioned in the program.
Large two-bedroom apartment with sitting and dining room, A/C units in every bedroom. A comfortable sofa/bed (for one person) in the living room area. Fully-equipped kitchenette, fridge, toaster, boiler, coffee pot, two hot plates, hairdryer, wireless internet, and TV in every bedroom. Large balconies for each bedroom and a comfortable bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Day 1 : 4 Days / 3 Nights Cooking Vacation in Crete (Purpose - Program)
The purpose of the program is to discover the culinary delights of Crete from Real People. You will be a part of their day-to-day life and share with them their knowledge of local products and delicacies. Be part of True Crete. Enjoy a homemade lunch in the most unique and beautiful environments. Enjoy unlimited exceptional local wine. A Small-group tour limited up to twelve people. Tailor-made Cretan Cooking Class experience. Live as Cretans do for the last 8.000 years.
Learn the secrets of Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine. The protective effect of the Cretan diet on human health was attributed to its high monounsaturated fat content, due to the daily use of olive oil, as well as to low saturated fat, due to the low consumption of red meat. At present, it is well aware that this particular nutritional scheme possesses important additional features since it is a diet that, when applied in sufficient quantities, provides all the necessary micro-constituents (i.e. vitamins and minerals), and is rich in Omega-three fatty acids, vegetable fibers, antioxidants, and various phytochemicals, which have a significant influence on several body functions, and a beneficial effect on your health.Day 1
Pick up at arrival time at Heraklion International Airport (HER) or port and transfer to the Apartments on the north coastline of Crete in Kato Gouves, near Chersonissos
Enjoy welcome drinks followed by some free time to settle in.
The dinner will feature contemporary Cretan cuisine and will be served by your hosts at the sea frond Tavern of the apartments.
After breakfast, during your free morning, you will have an opportunity to take a stroll around the charming village of Kato Gouves, visit Creta Aquarium, the second biggest in East Europe, and even take a bus or taxi to Chersonissos, Stalis, Malia, or Heraklion city.
Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, enjoy Mama Koula in her open kitchen and be a part of a fully interactive cooking class. Cooking at ease in the â€śkitchenâ€ť and then devour the delicious dishes you have just created! (The lesson will take place at the seafront of the tavern)
After breakfast, around 10:00 we will take a tour visiting Lasithi Plateau. Lasithi Plateau is well known for its agricultural products and unique beauty. First, stop at an iconic monastery with a long history. We will drive to the foothills of Diktaion Andron. We will walk on a path and at 1025 meters we will enter meet the entrance of Zeus Cave, the birthplace of Zeus.
Coming down from the cave we will stop at a tavern to have a traditional Cretan lunch overlooking the endless fields of Lasithi.
On the way back we will make a stop at a private own village and explore and taste several traditional products all made within the village.
Free afternoon for personal activities (suggestions: you can go and relax to the beach or relax at your apartment)
Transfer to the airport or port of Heraklion
- 1 Greek Cooking lesson taught by Mama Koula and her family.
- Meals (with wine) after the cooking classes eating what you made with your Cook
- Transfer from/to Heraklion Airport or port on a modern minibus or taxi
- 3 nights at spacious apartments with daily traditional breakfast made solely of local ingredients
- All lunches on designed excursions by us
- All Breakfasts (3 in total)
- All dinners (3 in total)
- Liability Insurance
- Overnight Accommodation State Tax
- Hard Liquor
- Beer, Soft drinks during breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
- Excursions that are not listed in the program
- Flights Tickets
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 25% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 14.041666666667 days or less before event