Hersonissos aerial view
Local farm taverna
Traditional handmade baskets
Fruits and nature
Handmade ornamental artifacts
Paraskevi – Hersonissos, farming, cuisine and basketry
The guests will visit a real agricultural farm, see how the animals live, enjoy a full home-made cretan lunch, and grab a refreshing beverage. They will also take lessons in the traditional cretan craft of basketry (basket-making)
WHAT you will LEARN:
Farming life and cuisine
Traditional cretan cooking
Cretan basket making
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
The guests will have the chance to visit a real agricultural farm with plenty of olive trees, where they will be able to see animals like sheep, rabbits, hens and birds, and learn about the way they are being taken care of. At the farm, they will enjoy a full home-made lunch with beverages, appreciate traditional cretan cooking, and grab a refreshing drink at the bar
Lessons in the traditional cretan craft of basketry (basket-making) will prominently occupy the visitors’ timetable. Using recycled newspapers and other material, they will learn how to create baskets, lamp shades, hats, boxes with lids, christmas trees, earrings, bracelets, and various other ornamental artifacts
Kostas Mastorakis is your Host
Paraskevi is a devoted lover of the cretan way of life. She thoroughly enjoys cooking, exploring the lovely cretan countryside, and meeting new people from different countries.
Place of ORIGIN: Crete
LIVES in: Hersonissos, Crete
SPEAKS: English, Spanish, Italian
LOVES: nature, gardening, taking long walks
Has TRAVELLED to: Greece, Europe
Personal TRAITS: politeness, love for nature, ability to blend with people from different countries
Place: Limenas (port) Hersonissos, Crete
Meeting Point: church yard, at the central Venizelou Road
Duration: 5 hours
Price: 70 euros per person (food and beverages are included)
Availability: 15 June – 15 October
Group size: 4 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a chance to thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the magnificent local cretan cuisine and rural way of life
Limenas, Hersonissos - Where the Experience will take place
What Wikipedia says
Hersonissos is a town and a municipality in the north of Crete, bordering the Mediterranean/Aegean Sea. This community is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbour. It is part of the Heraklion regional unit. It is situated 25 km from the Heraklion airport and 27 km from the Heraklion port.
The ancient town of Chersonesus was important enough in the Roman province of Creta et Cyrenaica early to became a Christian bishopric, a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Gortyna.
At the modern settlement of Hersonissos is the site of the ancient town of Chersonesos, an important seaport from Classical Greece through Byzantine times that served the city of Lyttos. The contemporaneous pleasure port is built over the remains of the Roman port. Some traces of those remains, most of them submerged, are still visible in some places. On the seaside street there is a pyramidal Roman fountain with mosaics of fishing scenes. On the top of the rocky hill behind the port stand the ruins of an early Christian basilica with floor mosaics.
Hersonissos is oriented towards tourism industry. In the main street there are many souvenir shops, as well as other shops and restaurants, some of which are near the sea. There is also a small aquarium called Aquaworld Aquarium featuring local sea life and reptiles, most of which are rescued animals and many of which visitors and their children can hold. The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, with its recreation of a traditional Cretan village, is another interesting place not only for those with children.