Yiannis – experience how cretans really live

Experience the real cretan way of life, in and around the picturesque village of Arhanes, Crete. Visit winemakers, oil mills, raki boilers, small villages, old churches, local cafés, and enjoy traditional cretan food and music.

€50, 4 hrs, 4 persons

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Actual life and work in: traditional vineyards, olive groves, winemakers, oil mills, raki boilers

  2. Cooking traditional cretan food and delis 

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: monasteries, picturesque villages, old churches, local cafés, workshops where traditional cretan craftsmen practice

 

Arhanes, Crete - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Archanes is a municipal unit in the Heraklion regional unit, with a population of 4,548 (2001). It is also the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement in central Crete. The discovery of ancient roads leading from Archanes to Juktas, Anemospilia, Xeri Kara and Vathypetro indicate that Archanes was an important hub in the region during Minoan times. Archaeological evidence indicates that ancient Archanes spread out over the same area as the modern town of Archanes.

 

 

Sir Arthur Evans was the first to characterize the site as palatial, declaring that Archanes was likely a Summer Palace for the Knossos kings. In 1964, Yannis Sakellarakis dug trial trenches at the Tourkoyeitonia site and uncovered the first evidence of a palace site. Since 1966, Archanes has been excavated by the Greek Archaeological Society.

 

The economy revolves around grape and olive processing and marketing. Both products account for some 96% of its total agricultural products. The Agricultural Cooperative of Archanes, set up in 1931, is one of the oldest in Greece, and consists of 1119 members. A quarter of the wine production is exported to Germany, France and the Netherlands, and the rest of the production is largely marketed domestically. Since the late 1990s, attempts have been made to convert part of wine making step by step to organic and integrated farming, beginning with the cultivation of table grapes.

 

Yiannis Ntourakis is your Host for the whole experience

Yiannis has a degree in Agriculture, lives in a farmhouse in Arhanes, Crete, loves farming and local land cultivation, and is proud of the cretan way of life.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Crete

  • LIVES in: Arhanes, Crete

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: gardening, nature, playing traditional cretan music

  • Has TRAVELLED to: all over Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: optimist towards life, hospitable, sociable

Here's how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

This Experience is offered in TWO versions:

Standard Pack
€50, 4 hrs, 4 persons
Deluxe Pack
€100, 8 hrs, 8 persons
Deluxe Pack
Standard Pack

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Actual life and work in: traditional vineyards, olive groves, winemakers, oil mills, raki boilers

  2. Cooking traditional cretan food and delis 

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: monasteries, picturesque villages, old churches, local cafés, workshops where traditional cretan craftsmen practice

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Arhanes, Crete

  • Meeting Point: Galaxy Hotel main entrance, Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete

  • Standard Pack - Duration: 4 hours

Timetable: 10.00-14.00

Price: 50 euros per person

Group size: 4 persons max

  • Deluxe Pack - Duration: 8 hours

Timetable: 10.00-18.00

Price: 100 euros per person

Group size: 8 persons max

  • Availability:  1 April - 31 October

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a rare chance to see how cretans really live, work, and enjoy themselves

HOW to get the Standard Pack:  1. click on the  Book Now  and, then, the  Request Booking  buttons, below  

2. at the field Redeem Promo Code FILL-IN:  standard_pack   3. you automatically get the 50%  discount on the Deluxe Pack price

 

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