Cretan Cuisine

Cretan Cuisine

Delicious cretan cooking

Delicious cretan cooking

Taking care of vine trees

Taking care of vine trees

Cretan pastry delis

Cretan pastry delis

Pruning olive trees

Pruning olive trees

Cretan delis

Cretan delis

Traditional farm

Traditional farm

Looking after the olive tree

Looking after the olive tree

Cretan fried snails

Cretan fried snails

Bunnies in farms

Bunnies in farms

The guests will plunge into traditional cretan cooking principles, and will have hands-on experience on cooking greek dishes with natural ingredients. They will also learn how to do basic agricultural work, and look after small animals

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The principles of authentic cretan cuisine

  2. How to cook traditional greek dishes with natural ingredients

  3. How to carry out basic farming jobs and look after animals

€70, 6 hrs, 10 persons

Maria – Heraklion, traditional cretan cooking, and agricultural work

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Athens

  • LIVES in: Heraklion, Crete

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: cooking, travelling, reading, sports, farming

  • Has TRAVELLED to: many places all over Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: very sociable and pleasant, loves helping people ejoy themselves, very good cook, and an excellent connoisseur of traditional agricultural work

€70, 6 hrs, 10 persons

Booking details

Maria Mouriki is your Hostess

Maria is an economist by profession and owns a small tourism enterprise in Crete, which offers recreation activities that help visitors explore the cretan landscape, mountains and nature. She is heavily involved in natural and agricultural activities, and is a very good cook of the traditional cretan cuisine 

  • Place: Heraklion, Crete

  • Meeting Point: Heraklion harbor

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Timetable: 10.00-16.00

  • Price: 70 euros per person (food, beverages are included)

  • Availability: throughout the year

  • Group size: 10 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: this is a chance for visitors to explore places in Heraklion that are little known to outsiders, meet the friendly and welcoming locals, work as part of nature itself, learn things that are not widely known, and utterly enjoy themselves

 

      Heraklion, Crete - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is one of the largest cities in Greece. According to the results of the 2011 census, the population of the city was 173,993 inhabitants while the Heraklion urban area has a population of 225,574.

Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete. Though there is no archaeological evidence of it, Knossos may well have had a port at the site of Heraklion as early as 2000 BC.

Heraklion is an important shipping port and ferry dock. Travellers can take ferries and boats from Heraklion to destinations including Santorini, Ios Island, Paros, Mykonos, and Rhodes. There are also several daily ferries to Piraeus, the port of Athens in mainland Greece.

The port of the city is dominated by the Venetian constructions, such as the Koules Fortress (Rocca al Mare), the ramparts and the arsenal. Around the city can be found several sculptures, statues and busts commemorating significant events and figures of the city's and island's history, like El Greco, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Nikos Kazantzakis and Eleftherios Venizelos. Also, many fountains of the Venetian-era are preserved, such as the Bembo fountain, the Priuli fountain, Palmeti fountain, Sagredo fountain and Morosini fountain (in Lions Square).
 

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