Aggeliki – in-depth acquaintance with natural and alternative forms of tourism, Agios Nikolaos

The visitors will visit enchanting and “mythical” mountainous and seaside places, discover a multitude of local dishes and recipes as cooked by the locals, and learn about alternative, healthy and eco-friendly ways of living.

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Rare knolwdge and experiences about the cretan natural surroundings 

  2. The intricacies of the mediterranean and cretan cuisine

  3. Botano-therapy & aromatherapy, natural herbs, greens and the famous cretan olive oil

€120, 10 hrs, 10 persons
 

Agios Nikolaos, Crete - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Agios Nikolaos or Aghios Nikolaos is a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete, lying east of the island's capital Heraklion, north of the town of Ierapetra and west of the town of Sitia. In the year 2011, the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, which takes in part of the surrounding villages, claimed 27,074 inhabitants. The town is a municipality of Crete region, and sits partially upon the ruins of the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara.

 

Near the town there's an archaeological site of ancient Priniatikos Pyrgos. It appears to have been first settled in the Final Neolithic, circa 3000 BC. Activity on the site continued throughout the Minoan Bronze Age and the Classical Greek and Roman periods, spanning a total of up to 4,000 years. Since 2007, Priniatikos Pyrgos has been undergoing excavation by an international team under the auspices of the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens.

 

Agios Nikolaos is probably best known as a tourist town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi. Tourist attractions include the small lagoon Lake Voulismeni, small beaches in the town, the tiny island Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum, the local flora exhibition “Iris” and numerous fairs.

 

Just a short ferry ride away from Agios Nikolaos is the island of Spinalonga, an old Venetian fortress turned ex-leper colony in the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Tourism is mainly West European with Greek tourism concentrated in mid August, though there are a considerable amount of Russian vacationers in East Crete. The lagoon features a small park with a trail, traditional fishing boats, ducks, pigeons, an amphitheatre and many cafès.

 

The modern city of Agios Nikolaos became internationally well-known during the 60's, when it was "discovered" by famous cinema directors (Jules Dassin, Walt Disney etc.), BBC producers and many others. It was then that the rapid tourist development of the area started. Daphne du Maurier's short story Not After Midnight was set in and around the town.

 

Aggeliki Altsiadi is your Hostess for the whole experience

Aggeliki is a professional with a long high-level career in the tourism & hospitality sectors. She features extensive studies in business administration, marketing and tourism entrepreneurship. She has also studied natural health sciences, including disciplines like aromatherapy, holistic medicine, aesthetics, natural healing etc. She is totally committed to incorporating the “naturally and healthy” elements into her life, and to conveying this experience to her guests.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Athens

  • LIVES in: Agios Nikolaos, Crete

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: travelling, sea-sports, exploring the nature, meeting foreign people, exchanging knowledge & experiences, history, herbs & aromas

  • Has TRAVELLED to: USA, England, France, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Indonesia, and all over Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: hospitable, with an organisation flair and a positive attitude, loves socialising

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

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Rare knolwdge and experiences about the cretan natural surroundings 

  2. The intricacies of the mediterranean and cretan cuisine

  3. Botano-therapy & aromatherapy, natural herbs, greens and the famous cretan olive oil

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Agios Nikolaos

  • Meeting Point: predetermined central meeting point

  • Duration: 10 hours

  • Timetable: 10.00-20.00

  • Availability:  1 March - 10 December

  • Group size: 10 persons max

  • Price:  120 euros per person

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: coming in close contact with local cretan traditions and off-the-beaten-track places, and learning rare elements of a natural and eco-friendly way of life

 

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