Traditional Cooking Class - Cook with Cretan Vibes Family
You'll prepare 4 different Cretan family’s recipes in an outdoor cooking space. You'll cook with pure and natural ingredients from our farm. You'll learn cooking techniques from mama Stella, our specialist in traditional Cretan cuisine. All the equipment and your personal apron will be provided by us. It's a 100% hands-on cooking experience! Local homemade refreshments and water will provided, too. In the end of the cooking experience, you will enjoy your own creations with some of local wine. Moreover, the leftovers will be packed and you can take them with you! The event will last approximately 3.5 hours and it will take place in our farm. We will cook in an open cooking space between two big olive trees, under a wooden roof! So, no worries at all about the sun. Furthermore, you'll receive all recipes and photographs from your experience via email. All in all, we would love to welcome you in our farm & be part of our family. Love to become a Cretan chef yourself having a unique cooking experience all together and sharing authentic Cretan flavors! Other things to note Please let us know of any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking and we will prepare all the necessary changes in your menu. For safety reasons, children (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum drinking age is 18 years old
Greek food tasting experience
You will enjoy food and try the variety of Greek elusive tastes. Vegetarian, vegan, mediterranean cuisine is here. Different Greek plates , ‘mezedes” and desserts at the end. Everything you need for a complete vacation is here. Cretan bakery and desserts and other dishes for your breakfast, Cretan and Greek dishes for your lunch or your dinner. Taste the healthy Cretan and Greek Mediterranean meat-free delicacies and our fine wine. You shall feel strong humanity, away from the stress of our daily life. You shall feel the warmth of Greek and Cretan company.You shall be captured by the place, perhaps because you think that time has stopped or because we welcome you with a shot of Tsikoudia with Cretan rusks and fresh tomato or a tsipouro or an ouzo. Ask to taste some of these plates:Greek and Cretan dishes,Casseroles,Dolmadakia vine leaf wraps stufed with sorrel, pumpkin flowers, Ladera, Mageirefta, Moussakas,Saganaki (fried cheese),Sfakiani (stufed pitta), Soups, Stuffed peppers, tomatoes, courgettesand Aubergines. Other things to note You really don’t want to miss the experience to sit in a restaurant by the sea without getting carried away…and enjoy some delicious local delicacies with the great traditional and friendly atmosphere
Day Tour to Zeus Cave and Lasithi Plateau
The experience starts from the cosmopolitan city of Agios Nikolaos and heads West to the traditional village of Kritsa, a historic village rich in legends, gorges, archeological and religious monuments and monuments. We continue uphill through the pine forest and reach the Lower Plateau (altitude 1250m), a plateau famous for the Cretan dwarf hippopotamus fossils found in the area. The plateau has a wonderful landscape surrounded by many legends and stories dating back to the Ottoman era. Our next destination is the impressive Lassithi Plateau (altitude 1150m). More than 10,000 traditional windmills operated in the area until a few decades ago. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Plateau was actually one of the first wind farm Our next destination is the impressive Lassithi Plateau (altitude 1150m). More than 10,000 traditional windmills operated in the area until a few decades ago. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Plateau was actually one of the first wind farms in Europe. The Diktaio Cave, that is, the birthplace of Zeus, is located in the village of Psychro (altitude 840m). As we descend, we make a short stop in the village of Krasi and photograph the favorite plane of the famous Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The perimeter of the plane tree is about 24 meters and is estimated to be 2400 years old. It is also said that each measure of its perimeter corresponds to the age of 100 years.
every day we organize safari with quad . Our Adventure Starts from the small village of Karteros, where we will have a 25 minute breafing on safety and instructions on operating ATVs. Then we will ride up the mountains of Karteros and visit the uncharted Labyrinth cave, (Quad) from where we will continue our way past Prasa village to Skalani, riding through vineyards and olive groves. Our next stop will be in the forest near the church of St.Irene, where we will visit the old church and enjoy the countryside. We will continue to the Mt. Juktas Ecological Park in Archanes, an extrodinary archeological site of Fourni where we will see the Municipal Contemporary Theater and enjoy the panoramic views. We’ll have lunch at an Greek tavern. After we will continue our route and explore the Gorge of Karteros . All the way through our journey we will have the opportunity to take photos at some of Crete’s most amazing scenery, and our guide will share information about each location we visit. To finish our adventure, we will make our last stop at Karteros beach for a swim and after, return to the starting pointe. necessary condition,because the quads are large In size and large in cubic that's why in each quad will enter two people, e.g booked by 1 or 2 people will be in one quad, 3 or 4 people in 2 quad etc. Νot included in the booking price to drive a quad alone(solo).
Photographers for Couples and friends
A unique experience and the best souvenir you can bring back from your Cretan Holidays! Let us invite you for a private photo walk with us through the stunning city of Agios Nikolaos. This experience is perfect for couples looking for natural and candid photos in Agios Nikolaos. Whether you are a solo traveler or a family, please send us a message so that we can offer you an experience that will meet your expectations. Please note that the price is per person. We will meet at the bridge and take you on a one hour and a half tour of the neighbourhood. We will have a great time taking pictures in hidden streets near the lake. After that we will go for a walk along the lake to take pictures using unique perspective . Our tour will end at the port with the city of Agios Nikolaos in the background. We will do our best to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and to shoot as candid as possible. If you have a specific photo in mind feel free to share your thoughts with us!!! After the session we will edit your photos and they will be available in high resolution (ready for printing) on a password protected online gallery 15 days maximum after the experience. Feel free to drop by on my Instagram account.
Olive mill visit with olive oil tasting in Heraklion
Dive into Greek olive oil culture with this olive oil tasting tour. Learn about the techniques Cretans use to cultivate their olive trees, watch how olive oil is produced, and taste its unique flavor. "Kalos orisate" or "Welcome" in Greek. Visitors will have the chance to taste the unique flavor of Cretan Extra virgin olive oil and learn about the techniques Cretan use for thousand of years to produce it in the beautiful village of Skalani just outside of Heraklion. Visitors will be having a tour led by greek olive oil experts. They will visit a modern olive mill and witness how olive oil is produced, followed by a tour of our private olive grove and an olive oil tasting course accompanied by greek delicacies. Our guests will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Cretan nature and countryside Kids and pets are more than welcome too. If it is difficult to locate us search "Kleanthi, Skalani" on maps to see our exact location.
Cretan Dance lesson on the beach
We will participate in a workshop of making a cane flute like ancient Greeks did ,we will listen some of the olest music songs of Crete live. Then we will learn about the Sirtaki Dance and move to the beach to dance. Our workshop promotes and highlights the richness and benefits of simple, traditional, creative, autonomous and dignified Cretan daily life. Later you will enjoy the best local fresh food, at the best possible and romatic location near the sea.
Snorkelling boat trip - Dia Island
Explore the uninhabited island Dia , one of Natura's protected areas of Crete. The island is about 7 miles from Heraklion and has several bays , well protected from winds , crystal clear water and rich aquatic life ! Enjoy snorkeling , swimming , or just relaxing and sunbathing on the boat or at the beach . All cruises for snorkeling are private or semi-private under the guidance of professional instructor. The experience is suitable for the whole family and will last about 5 hours. Max capacity : 5 people
Mystic Nature of Eastern Crete-Mylwnas Waterfall Path
Join us for a fun day walking up to the Milona Gorge, a gem gorge that lives near the village of Agios Ioannis. We will take a 10- to 15-minute drive from the town of Ierapetra to the gorge, near Koutsounari settlement. The large waterfall at the end of the walking path it will give us so much joy! The walking path is only a 30-minute walk and it has no difficulties. At the end of the path we will find the 40-metre height waterfall. The best season to cross the path is in spring, since the waterfall will have plenty water, while in summer, although nice as well it can be much drier but still very beautyfull wild eastern crete scenery all the way. INFORMATION Area: Prefecture of Lassithi Type: Hiking Existence of water: It has water all year round Length (km): 1.5 Altitude difference (m): 70 Difficulty: 1 Walking Hours: 0.5 Access: Dirt road For every time you are in natures wonders there is something else for the senses to discover, the smell of hundreds different cretan herbs and the eye catching wild eastern cretan scenery would make everyone feel that this place is actually from the longlived naturewise. This isn't something I knew from young age, it has been there but it grows with you. As we walking our own path through life the sence of being one with nature is multiplied, giving us stronger senses and feellings of gratitude.
Walking tour & Cretan food tasting - Agios Nikolaos, Crete
This tour is appealing to guests who would like to learn about places in area, come closer with local community, having a meal of cretan food and a talk with a local! In this interactive Walking tour & Cretan food tasting, we will walk the coastline of Agios Nikolaos passing through Taurus Zeus with Europe and the horn of Amalthea telling the Greek myths, beaches and sightseeing continuing inside the town showing you local spots, telling information about area(shared also via email & maps) and we will enjoy a meal with 4 different meze(like tapas) talking about everyday living, general facts about Crete’s culture and traditions, sightseeing’s and myths. Walking is about 40 minutes easy walking, about 2klm. After we will visit the most famous restaurant in lake of Agios Nikolaos having a meal with 4 different meze(each person) that you can choose between fish or meat menu. Water & one drink is included, wine, raki, beer or a soft drink. Vegetarian or vegan menu can be arranged. Changes in menu can be adjusted upon request. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Bespoke Natural Perfume Workshop
You will begin your tour by visiting the factory to get to know the production processes and learn about our enchanting story filled with facts from the Minoan period in combination with a walk through our extensive botanical garden to get acquainted with the Cretan flora. Then, you will enter the world of our “Experience Store”, where you will take a step into the Minoan History with a hands-on familiarization approach to the world of essential oils and organic fragrances. After that, you will experience first-hand the techniques of personal-made perfumes and have an amazing sensory experience with some of the world’s most exquisite perfume essences - including those considered rare and vintage. Finally, you will mix-blend the ingredients you have chosen to create a tailor-made scent, which will only belong to you. Upon completion of the experience, you will have the opportunity to take home the perfume you have created and sample some more fragrances and essences. Other things to note In case you find it difficult to locate us you can always search for BioAroma Crete in Google Maps or place a call.
Tennis sparring & tennis lesson in south Crete
We will meet at the courts and introduce each other . We will discuss how do you feel about your game, what do you want to improve, what are your aspirations and how do you visualize yourselve in the courts. We will do some warm up exercises and then we will play singles or/and doubles. During playing some insights will be given about technic etc . We can play relaxed balls, reacreational or competitive, it's up to you to decide!
Agios Nikolaos Twilight Walk, Eat, Drink
On “Agios Nikolaos Walk, Eat, Drink Twilight” tour we'll introduce you to Cretan locals’ life by exploring the charming seaside town of Agios Nikolaos, located on the Minoan ancient Lato’s port. Discover some of our loveliest hangouts with a view, sample unique local dishes and tastes, and experience a town that is transformed into a ‘chic lady’ during twilight. All locations have been checked by me and my team to guarantee the uniqueness of the places and of course the quality of the food and drinks. What you will experience //learn//see //taste: -Hear myths and tales about King Minos’ mother Europe, legendary Amalthea, tremendous volcanos, and more, while exploring the back steps of Agios Nikolaos -Submerge your spoon in water and taste one of Greek’s most traditional sweets in a local cafe -Visit a food concept store with Cretan products, bake a local pie & savour it on the spot, and sample unique Cretan flavours like olive oil, honey, raki, and more -Discover an old-styled music-kafeneio, learn about Greek music traditions and enjoy an individual meze platter (Greek tapas) with seasonal local dishes -Talk to shop owners and chefs & learn how Crete’s culinary traditions have led to one of the healthiest diets in the world -Experience a one-of-a-kind local wine tasting session, paired with a 3-course meal, on a lovely Instagram twilight spot -Happiness & laughs all over
The Aspras Terra Experience
Overlooking the sea, not far from the mountains, in the embrace of nature by the river, our farm, Aspras Terra (the farm of the Aspras family), gives you a unique opportunity to relax strolling among aromatic plants, our fruit trees, our seasonal garden and our olive grove. All are taken care of by organic means and with a tireless spirit for sustainable management to honour nature and self-sufficiency in an area almost 30 acres in size. Get to know the history of the estate since 1936. Learn about its traditional buildings and their uses, then and now. Learn how to collect and utilise the aromatic herbs and fruits of the estate and how to combine and taste them in the unique way of the Cretans’ daily diet! If Cretan music makes you want to dance, Maria will introduce you to real Cretan dancing! Enjoy hot or cold drinks from our organic products and taste true, unique Cretan hospitality.
Traditional Cretan Cooking Lesson on mountainous Heraklion
First, you are welcomed with a homemade refreshment or a greek coffee. You will learn all the steps of cooking cretan traditional vegetarian "Dolmadakia". Dolmadakia, the Greek word for stuffed grape leaves, is one of the most iconic recipes of Greek cuisine and, although there are many varieties, the meatless version is the most common. In the warmer months, we will find and use fresh grape leaves, they are more tender and flavorful than the jarred types. Out of season, jarred leaves are a fine substitute for our tasty recipe. You will also learn how to make "tzatziki" sauce, typically served as a side with Dolmadakia. You will taste unique Cretan wild greens gathered from “mama Marina, in savory aromatic pies with hand-made dough. Also, before your arrival you can choose from locally grown pork or chicken and it will be slowly cooked to perfection in our oven - during the cooking lesson - with potatoes and other vegetables from our village garden. We would love to welcome you, sit with my family and enjoy Cretan cuisine, considered one of the healthiest in the world, with local wine and water from Saint Anna's water spring. Feel the warmth of a Cretan Family, away from the stress of your daily life. Recipes and photographs from your experience are also provided from us.