Hersonissos aerial view

Hersonissos aerial view

Local farm taverna

Local farm taverna

Traditional handmade baskets

Traditional handmade baskets

Basketry

Basketry

Local cuisine

Local cuisine

Fruits and nature

Fruits and nature

Handmade baskets

Handmade baskets

Limenas Hersonissou

Limenas Hersonissou

Handmade ornamental artifacts

Handmade ornamental artifacts

Local chapel

Local chapel

Amazing sunset

Amazing sunset

€70, 5 hrs, 4 persons

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: 

  1. Farming life and cuisine

  2. Traditional cretan cooking

  3. Cretan basket making

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

Kostas Mastorakis is your Host

Paraskevi Kateridou is your Hostess

€70, 5 hrs, 4 persons

Booking details

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

  • Timetable: 11.00-16.00

  • 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.

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