Georgia – Cretan cuisine and cretan dancing in Agia Pelagia, near Heraklion, Crete

The guests will practice and experience cretan cuisine in the town of Agia Pelagia near Heraklion, Crete, and will also learn the basics of cretan dancing, while enjoying the breathtaking view towards the Agia Pelagia bay.

€100, 8 hrs, 10 persons

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Practical experience of cretan cuisine, delis and recipes 

  2. Collecting, naming and using local mountain herbs

  3. The basics of cretan dancing

 

Agia Pelagia, Crete - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Agia Pelagia is a small coastal town with a lovely beach, suitable for relaxing holidays in Crete.20 kilometres west of Heraklion, as the national road drifts high above the coastline, you'll begin to see the first impressive pictures of Agia Pelagia – the type of pictures that postcards are made of.

 

The large deep cove of Agia Pelagia itself is surrounded by the smaller Ligaria Cove on the east and Mononaftis Bay on the west. The picturesque white buildings, the bluish-green of the Mediterranean and the varying shades from sandy brown to lush green along the shore, create a landscape of rare beauty.Agia Pelagia is an awe-inspiring example of the beauty of Cretan Nature and it's almost impossible to resist taking a closer look.

 

Agia Pelagia has developed around its shores, so that's where you'll find many of the tavernas and cafeterias. The Agia Pelagia bay is protected from the wave-creating north winds, and the sea is almost always serene. On the weekends, many people from Heraklion find refuge on its sandy shores for a cooling dip in the azure waters.

 

There is no intense night life here. There are, of course, a good selection of bars and cafes to enjoy your favourite drink, but Agia Pelagia is mainly for people interested in calm, relaxing sea-side holidays.There are many restaurants and tavernas featuring Cretan, Greek or international cuisine, and all have a beautiful view of the sea. As you dine in Agia Pelagia, you can also partake of the wonderful scenes around you, and snap these memories into a treasured photo album: the various shades of the rippling sea, the cute little kid building a sand castle, the old fishing boats anchored in the bay, the fishermen preparing their nets for the night's labour.

 

And at night, when the beach is empty and the sounds of the day fade away, and the soft purl of the sea becomes more vocal, Agia Pelagia is even a more magical site. Whether looking at it from an elevated hilltop or sitting so close you can almost reach out and touch it, Agia Pelagia is the place where you will enjoy a relaxing holiday on Crete.

 

Georgia Stagaki is your Hostess for the whole experience

Georgia is a cretan lady who really loves her homeplace. She has extensively studied cretan cuisine, and is also a keen practitioner of cretan dances. These are the experiences that she wants to convey to her guests, coupled with the unique cretan hospitality.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Heraklion, Crete

  • LIVES in: Heraklion, Crete

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: cooking, growing herbs, dancing, travelling, gardening

  • Has TRAVELLED to: many places in Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: sense of hospitality, politeness, appreciation for natural experiences

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

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Practical experience of cretan cuisine, delis and recipes 

  2. Collecting, naming and using local mountain herbs

  3. The basics of cretan dancing

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Agia Pelagia, near Heraklion, Crete

  • Meeting Point: predetermined central point at Agia Pelagia

  • Duration: 8 hours

  • Timetable: 10.00-18.00

  • Availability:  30 May - 30 August

  • Group size: 10 persons max

  • Price:  100 euros per person

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: knowing the cretan cooking, herbs and landscape through the experiences of the locals

 

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