Traditional Cretan products from Greek Mother Nature to form a balanced nutritional model that can ensure a better quality of life and physical health. Products with unique quality and unsurpassable nutritional value, such as the olive and extra virgin oil, dairy products, honey, raki, fish, juices, water, wines, and many more. These have blended together and created a noble cuisine rich in nutritional ingredients, which can satisfy the high gustatory and nutritional needs of modern man.
|Day 1: Heraklion (Crete)||Arrival in Heraklion.
Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
|Day 2: Heraklion – Thrapsano – Peza||Breakfast.
Departure to visit Knossos and Heraklion museum in the morning.
Afternoon visit toThrapsano village where we will visit a traditional place where they make the famous Thrapsano pottery.
We will meet people who will explain to us how they can make so big pottery in the ancient way.
We will depart towards village Peza – visit Peza cooperative Agricole production olive and wine
Return to the hotel & dinner in a restaurant near by the hotel.
|Day 3: Heraklion – Chania||Breakfast.
Departure to visit the Mediterranean institute at Chania (MAICH) – visit the institute and discuss the cultivations in Crete and the works they do in the institute. We will also discuss the irrigation system for the cultivations in Crete.
Then we will visit the agora (market) in Chania where we will find all the typical Cretan products.
Visit to a a small fishing port in Chania as well before going back to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Chania.
|Day 4: Chania – Elafonisssi||Breakfast.
Departure to Elafonissi and visit the glass houses with the tomatoes grown via irrigation system.
We will also visit potatoes cultivation or vegetable cultivation; one of the two available a t the time of visit.
Free time for Swimming at the beach.
On the way to the hotel visit the famous monastery Panagia Xrysoskalitissa.
Dinner in a restaurant in the old city in Chania or by the port.
Overnight in Chania.
|Day 5: Chania||Breakfast.
Departure for jeep safari at the mountains where we will visit a wine factory and we will talk about the Cretan wines
Then we will visit a goat cheese production and we will taste the famous Graviera cheese.
Later we will visit a goat farm and speak about goat farming in Crete
Lunch today is included in the package and we will have lunch in a shepherds restaurant to taste the Cretan cheese and meat.
We will return to the hotel, dinner & overnight.
|Day 6: Rethymnon – Heraklion||
We will depart to visit Rethymnon where we will alsovisit lake Kournas in Georgioupoli which is a natural lake.
Then we will visit also some orange groves and other fruit cultivation and later we will depart towards Heraklion.
& overnight in Heraklion.
|Day 7: Heraklion|| Breakfast.
Departure to visit Archanes village where we will visit a traditinal olive oil press and we will have olive oil and olives tasting.
Then we will visit a winery, where we will taste some of the vines in the area.
Later we will visit one of the most well known chefs in Crete who also has a chef school, and he will tell us all about the Cretan and Mediterranean dietary regimen.
Then we will visit Karterakis botanic shop where we can taste the famous Karteraki tea ,a product currently exported to the U.S.A. and all iver the world. We will speak about the Cretan botans which are very famous.
Return to the hotel, dinner & overnight.
|Day 8: Heraklion – Lasithi – Heraklion||Breakfast.
Visit the agricultural cooperative of Kritza in Lasithi.
Then we visit the Psychro Cave.
Departure towards the airport .