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Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap
More useful now than ever!! Let's create together our own handmade traditional Cretan soap that will protect us from the CORONA virus and many other pathogenic microorganisms, without using harmful chemicals! Come with me to travel back to the time when Cretan people used to make their own Traditional Homemade Cretan Soap, using only Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Together we can make our own traditional soaps, using the recipe that my grandmother showed me, as she also learned from her mother. With my knowledge as a biochemist, we can try to develop these recipes to produce a better product, based on your needs! We will start from scratch, making soapy the raw materials and giving to our soap the features we will choose together, such as perfume, colour or shape. The olive oil we will use is collected and prepared by me and my family without any use of insecticides and other chemical preparations! Naturally, at the end you will take the soap - you will have made with your own hands - that will be ready the next day, as a souvenir to remember this unique experience as you take your shower!!! In addition, you can take the notes where every step is recorded all the way, if you wish to make your own soap at your place.! In this experience we will take all the safety measures against Covid-19 and we will follow all the guidelines based on the guidance from the WHO. Other things to note The whole procedure is completely safe even for young children and no specific knowledge is required on the subject. On the contrary, you will find it particularly educative and interesting!
Sticky Tours: Be a Cretan Bee Keeper
• Learn about the incredible life of our most important pollinator and history of beekeeping. • Learn how honeybees make this liquid gold: we call honey, how nectar source determines a honey's color, aroma and flavor and how honey is harvested and extracted from the hive. • Work with us and meet the bees in their natural environment. (Yes, that means an opportunity to suit-up in beekeepers suit and watch the bees up-close). • Hold a frame of bees and try to spot the queen with us. • Call yourself “Honey Sommelier” by trying all of our delicious one-of-a-kind honeys which are perfectly paired off food accompaniments. Learn how to use the different varieties of honey in your dialing cooking. What’s best than a piece of honeycomb with cheese pairings …. • Explore local bee foraging area and learn about the different endemic medicinal and nectar plants of Crete. Other things to note Your hands must ready to get sticky by tasting fresh honey from the combs. Let us know if you have any special requirements, or some special dates.
Cretan Olive Oil Tasting
Immerse in experiencing the art of Olive Oil Tasting and the flavors that become the base of Cretan Diet. One of the secrets of longevity and the Homeric Liquid Gold- Olive Oil. Join us in an experience that will introduce you to this amazing product and its properties. Together we will learn what olive oil is all about and its importance in the Cretan Culinary Culture. During this program we will have the opportunity to better approach olive oil as consumers, learn all the properties that make it a superfood and find out about its use in our everyday life. Olive Oil Tasting in Highlights - Introduction to Olive Oil - Olive Oil Culture In Crete - Olive Oil Tasting of 3 to 4 Olive Oils - Olive Oil Pairing
Wine Tasting of The Cretan Vinyard
Enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience on an island with over 11 local varieties of grape wines that slowly gain international attention. Crete can only be a small little gem for wine lovers and enthusiasts. With this program, we offer visitors the opportunity to find out more about Cretan winemaking, local varieties and the long traditions that make the bond between the Cretans and their wine inseparable. Together we make a wine tasting journey in several wineries of Crete in just one spot and explore the depth of flavor the Cretan Terroir has to offer. We will taste 5 wines based on local varieties and local winemakers. Together with your wine you will have the opportunity to taste different products from Crete in the form of cold dishes so you gain a better understanding of the food culture in Crete. Wine Tasting In Highlights - Introduction to the Wines of Crete - The Cretan Terroir and its varieties - Wine Tasting of 4 Local Wines
Traditional Cooking Class - Cook with Cretan Vibes Family
You'll prepare 4 different Cretan family’s recipes in an outdoor cooking space. You'll cook with pure and natural ingredients from our farm. You'll learn cooking techniques from mama Stella, our specialist in traditional Cretan cuisine. All the equipment and your personal apron will be provided by us. It's a 100% hands-on cooking experience! Local homemade refreshments and water will provided, too. In the end of the cooking experience, you will enjoy your own creations with some of local wine. Moreover, the leftovers will be packed and you can take them with you! The event will last approximately 3.5 hours and it will take place in our farm. We will cook in an open cooking space between two big olive trees, under a wooden roof! So, no worries at all about the sun. Furthermore, you'll receive all recipes and photographs from your experience via email. All in all, we would love to welcome you in our farm & be part of our family. Love to become a Cretan chef yourself having a unique cooking experience all together and sharing authentic Cretan flavors! Other things to note Please let us know of any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking and we will prepare all the necessary changes in your menu. For safety reasons, children (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum drinking age is 18 years old

Bli kjent med de landlige omgivelsene i Heraklion

River trekking in Sarakina Gorge
Sarakina Gorge, hiking and river trekking! A canyon full of ponds and only some climbing points, make this experience an ideal option for an adventure! What is really impressive is the large quantity of water almost all year round, that forms very beautiful waterfalls and ponds, ideal for swimming, even in summer. In winter, it is impossible to cross the gorge without getting wet. We start our adventure just 5 minutes after Mythoi village where we meet the gorge entrance. It takes about 1 to 1,5 hours to walk and climb up; in some parts you have to walk through the water, climb over rocks, or use the ropes that they put there to pull yourself up. During the trekking, we will have plenty of time for swimming under the freezing waterfalls wich makes it ideal for summer period! Its length reaches only 1.5km, but during this short course the visitor will meet an amazing wonder of the Cretan nature, a natural sculpture formed by water in millions of years. Sarakina has imposing walls reaching 150m height while Its width ranges from 3 to 10 meters, with only a few points exceeding that. The gorge area is also ideal for bird watching since there are plenty of species living and building their nests on the gorge's walls. We will enjoy local snacks under the thick shade of trees and coffee at a traditional village during our way back Pick up points - Heraklion city/contact me
Μια ξεχωριστή εμπειρία σε μυστική εξωτική παραλία
I hope you do have a car or a motorcycle cause that’s all you’ll need for the day. Oh, also your swimwear! Then you can let everything else on me. We ‘re gonna start in the early morning driving from Heraklion to the amazing tropical tiny secret beach that only locals know and it’s located about half hour away. You re gonna follow me all the way as I’ll be driving with my motorcycle. You re gonna love the beautiful view on our way and once we will arrive, get ready for the first wow moment. Once we get there and you see the beach I promise you that you re gonna wear a big smile for all day long. Please wear stable shoes so that you can climb down (just a minute part) and keep in mind that you’re gonna wet them. The stunning crystal water tiny beach is waiting now for us and it’s gonna be all ours as we’re going to arrive early. A cold fresh yoghurt drink couldn’t be more perfect now to refresh you so let me serve it to you. Afterwards you can enjoy the beautiful water while swimming or just lay down and let the amazing sounds of the nature and the stunning plants and sea view to calm you, while I’ll be making a photoshoot to keep your memories for ever alive. Greek snacks are gonna be there for you too. Renting a sea-bike and move around or snorkelling is also an option. We’ll have plenty of free time until it’s time for our Greek delicious lunch with a cold beer.
Discovering the unknown side of Crete by e-bike
Discover the unknown side of Crete by e-bike You will explore this beautiful island from a completely different perspective. 85% of Crete is covered by mountains, which renders the e-bike the most suitable means of transport to travel the island in a sporty yet leisurely way. You will cycle through Crete’s inland, a place generally forgotten by tourists, with its endless vineyards and olive groves, churches, small chapels, centenary trees, and picturesque villages. There, you will experience the hospitality of old and young Cretans alike, accompanied by a local guide with many years of experience. Riding an e-bike can also allow beginner riders to have fun during this tour, enjoying the Mediterranean landscapes of the island and exploring the unknown Cretan countryside. We will follow roads with little traffic and create memories that won’t be so easy to forget.
Cretan Breakfast by locals
Come with me in a taste travel of local tastes and Cretan delights.People who choose this experience will taste all the Cretan delights that the locals have for breakfast. They will enjoy their breakfast with an amazing view with organic products that came from our land. . This experience is appropriate for a romantic breakfast, for a surprise to a friend, for a family to spend time together and for all who want to learn about the Cretan food and Cretan culture!! They will taste fresh fruits and vegetables from our orchard, various fresh season juices like pomegranate,orange,lemon. They also taste local fresh hot bread and other traditional bakes from carob and other local ingredients. They will taste our traditional famous dish ntakos! Also included traditional homemade cheeses that my family makes from our small goat farm. My mum also will prepare some of her famous traditional cheese pies or pies with local season greens. In the traditional cretan breakfast also included fresh eggs from our chicken farm,nuts from our orchard, the best cretan honey,tahini,greek yoghurt, all accompanied with greek coffee with loukoumi!!! My mum will fry the pies in front of you and also you can visit the farm to see where the products came from.
Monday, day e-bike tour through the wine villages of Crete
We meet at 8:00 am in front of the Pankrition Stadium in Heraklion and we drive together by car 17 km to the village of Dafnes to Adam’s house. There we have breakfast together on our terrace and afterwards I explain how the e-bikes work. The subsequent ride takes us in the center of Crete over hills through vineyards, olive groves and along roads with little traffic. On the way we visit the Roman tombs in the village of Agios Thomas and after about 20 km the Saint George Monastery. Our destination is the village of Kyparissi at Jannis Tavern where a wine tasting awaits us followed by lunch. Afterwards we will be picked up by minibus and brought back to Heraklion. Distance: approx. 45 km, time: approx. 4 hours, ascent: approx. 800 hm, descent: approx. 840 hm

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Adventure Route
every day we organize safari with quad . Our Adventure Starts from the small village of Karteros, where we will have a 25 minute breafing on safety and instructions on operating ATVs. Then we will ride up the mountains of Karteros and visit the uncharted Labyrinth cave, (Quad) from where we will continue our way past Prasa village to Skalani, riding through vineyards and olive groves. Our next stop will be in the forest near the church of St.Irene, where we will visit the old church and enjoy the countryside. We will continue to the Mt. Juktas Ecological Park in Archanes, an extrodinary archeological site of Fourni where we will see the Municipal Contemporary Theater and enjoy the panoramic views. We’ll have lunch at an Greek tavern. After we will continue our route and explore the Gorge of Karteros . All the way through our journey we will have the opportunity to take photos at some of Crete’s most amazing scenery, and our guide will share information about each location we visit. To finish our adventure, we will make our last stop at Karteros beach for a swim and after, return to the starting pointe. necessary condition,because the quads are large In size and large in cubic that's why in each quad will enter two people, e.g booked by 1 or 2 people will be in one quad, 3 or 4 people in 2 quad etc. Other things to note necessary condition, in each quad will enter two people, e.g booked by 2 people will be in one quad, 4 people in 2 quad etc.
Eκδρομή με ιστιοφόρο στη Ντία
Sailing to the uninhabited island of Dia you have a unique opportunity to swim to the virgin waters of the island! You can either live your yachting day in the morning or in the afternoon. Swim, snorkel, fish and savore our freshly prepared meal onboard. You will probably have the chance to watch the dolphins lead our way to the sea! Suggested Programme: 14:30 Departure from Venetian port of Heraklion 15:30 Anchoring at St George’s bay of Dia island 15:30 -17:00 1h30 free time for swimming 17:00 -17:30 Mediterranean cuisine lunch 17:30 -18:00 half hour free time for swimming and relaxing 18:00 -19:00 Sailing back to Heraklion Port
River trekking in Sarakina Gorge
Sarakina Gorge, hiking and river trekking! A canyon full of ponds and only some climbing points, make this experience an ideal option for an adventure! What is really impressive is the large quantity of water almost all year round, that forms very beautiful waterfalls and ponds, ideal for swimming, even in summer. In winter, it is impossible to cross the gorge without getting wet. We start our adventure just 5 minutes after Mythoi village where we meet the gorge entrance. It takes about 1 to 1,5 hours to walk and climb up; in some parts you have to walk through the water, climb over rocks, or use the ropes that they put there to pull yourself up. During the trekking, we will have plenty of time for swimming under the freezing waterfalls wich makes it ideal for summer period! Its length reaches only 1.5km, but during this short course the visitor will meet an amazing wonder of the Cretan nature, a natural sculpture formed by water in millions of years. Sarakina has imposing walls reaching 150m height while Its width ranges from 3 to 10 meters, with only a few points exceeding that. The gorge area is also ideal for bird watching since there are plenty of species living and building their nests on the gorge's walls. We will enjoy local snacks under the thick shade of trees and coffee at a traditional village during our way back Pick up points - Heraklion city/contact me
Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap
More useful now than ever!! Let's create together our own handmade traditional Cretan soap that will protect us from the CORONA virus and many other pathogenic microorganisms, without using harmful chemicals! Come with me to travel back to the time when Cretan people used to make their own Traditional Homemade Cretan Soap, using only Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Together we can make our own traditional soaps, using the recipe that my grandmother showed me, as she also learned from her mother. With my knowledge as a biochemist, we can try to develop these recipes to produce a better product, based on your needs! We will start from scratch, making soapy the raw materials and giving to our soap the features we will choose together, such as perfume, colour or shape. The olive oil we will use is collected and prepared by me and my family without any use of insecticides and other chemical preparations! Naturally, at the end you will take the soap - you will have made with your own hands - that will be ready the next day, as a souvenir to remember this unique experience as you take your shower!!! In addition, you can take the notes where every step is recorded all the way, if you wish to make your own soap at your place.! In this experience we will take all the safety measures against Covid-19 and we will follow all the guidelines based on the guidance from the WHO. Other things to note The whole procedure is completely safe even for young children and no specific knowledge is required on the subject. On the contrary, you will find it particularly educative and interesting!
Santorini Full-Day Tour from Heraklion
This tour offers an amazing oportunity to all tourists from Heraklion, Crete to visit Santorini and have a full-day tour around the island. Our first stop will be Oia, most commonly known for the beautiful sunset. We will walk around the village, admire the breathtaking view to the volcano and take some fantastic photos! Our second stop will be the “Blue Dome with the Three Bells”, in Firostefani. This Greek Catholic church dated from the 16th century is famous for the three bells, the blue dome and of course the amazing view to the caldera. Heading at the south, we will visit the following famous spots: - the Monastery of Profitis Ilias: the highest spot of the island, this spot is almost 600 meters above sea level. - the beautiful black beach of Perissa: this is the ideal place to relax, have some launch by the sea and swim at the aegean waters. - the famous Red Beach: near Akrotiri Village, this unique beach will surely amaze you! After an unforgettable tour around the island of Santorini, we will drive you at the port to take your ferry back to Heraklion, Crete.
Sticky Tours: Be a Cretan Bee Keeper
• Learn about the incredible life of our most important pollinator and history of beekeeping. • Learn how honeybees make this liquid gold: we call honey, how nectar source determines a honey's color, aroma and flavor and how honey is harvested and extracted from the hive. • Work with us and meet the bees in their natural environment. (Yes, that means an opportunity to suit-up in beekeepers suit and watch the bees up-close). • Hold a frame of bees and try to spot the queen with us. • Call yourself “Honey Sommelier” by trying all of our delicious one-of-a-kind honeys which are perfectly paired off food accompaniments. Learn how to use the different varieties of honey in your dialing cooking. What’s best than a piece of honeycomb with cheese pairings …. • Explore local bee foraging area and learn about the different endemic medicinal and nectar plants of Crete. Other things to note Your hands must ready to get sticky by tasting fresh honey from the combs. Let us know if you have any special requirements, or some special dates.
Explore ancient hiking Asterousia trails
Let's drift through this alien scenery of landscape, walking on an ancient trail that connects the small fishing village of Agios Ioannis to Koudoumas monastery in a 1:30 hours hike by the sea. The trail offers a variety of emotions to visitors since we come along to plenty of remoted beaches with turquoise waters, caves, saltpans,a pine forests and a shipwreck! All of that under the accompaniment of sheeps all around and vultures flying over us! After we reach the impressive monastery, we can recharge our batteries on the beach, have a traditional greek coffee and pay a visit to the monastery interior place before our hike back. The way back should not be leaving you blue! Taking under account that we are consistent with our time schedule, we enjoy a visit to Kapetaniana village, for a highlight panoramic view! This trail is the heart of this ancient place, located just in the middle of the range, visitors will have the chance to experience the Cretan vibes all along. *20 minutes driving on dirt road *The trail requires an average good physical condition
Cooking Lesson in Baxes, Live as Local
We offer cooking lessons in Krousonas village. Super family friendly! The programme last at least 4 hours. Firstly we will welcome you with some cretan delights and refreshments . We will discuss the menu and you can choose from the season options(vegan or not) what would you like to cook. Secondly we will visit the farm , we will feed the goats and sheeps and if its summer probably you can also milk the goats! In continue when you choose menu (vegan or not) we go to gather our organic vegetables from our orchard, you wiil have time to explore nature, breath fresh air, learn important information about the plant and of course live the experience cutting the fresh vegetables and fruit. When we collect our vegetables , we learn how we use every ingredient in our kitchen, how does it help our health, about the appropriate quantities we use and we start to how prepare our meal and how we cook. You will learn all the secrets of cretan cuisine with us . (It depends from the season you can also taste and watch the production of cheese.) When the meal is ready you can enjoy it in our veranda relaxing with the amazing view. A travel to history, nature and cretan cuisine.Dont forget to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Cooking lessons become under the shadow of the grapevine. Also the cooking lessons are the perfect family activity! Live as a local for a day!!
Cretan Olive Oil Tasting
Immerse in experiencing the art of Olive Oil Tasting and the flavors that become the base of Cretan Diet. One of the secrets of longevity and the Homeric Liquid Gold- Olive Oil. Join us in an experience that will introduce you to this amazing product and its properties. Together we will learn what olive oil is all about and its importance in the Cretan Culinary Culture. During this program we will have the opportunity to better approach olive oil as consumers, learn all the properties that make it a superfood and find out about its use in our everyday life. Olive Oil Tasting in Highlights - Introduction to Olive Oil - Olive Oil Culture In Crete - Olive Oil Tasting of 3 to 4 Olive Oils - Olive Oil Pairing
Wine Tasting of The Cretan Vinyard
Enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience on an island with over 11 local varieties of grape wines that slowly gain international attention. Crete can only be a small little gem for wine lovers and enthusiasts. With this program, we offer visitors the opportunity to find out more about Cretan winemaking, local varieties and the long traditions that make the bond between the Cretans and their wine inseparable. Together we make a wine tasting journey in several wineries of Crete in just one spot and explore the depth of flavor the Cretan Terroir has to offer. We will taste 5 wines based on local varieties and local winemakers. Together with your wine you will have the opportunity to taste different products from Crete in the form of cold dishes so you gain a better understanding of the food culture in Crete. Wine Tasting In Highlights - Introduction to the Wines of Crete - The Cretan Terroir and its varieties - Wine Tasting of 4 Local Wines
Traditional Cooking Class - Cook with Cretan Vibes Family
You'll prepare 4 different Cretan family’s recipes in an outdoor cooking space. You'll cook with pure and natural ingredients from our farm. You'll learn cooking techniques from mama Stella, our specialist in traditional Cretan cuisine. All the equipment and your personal apron will be provided by us. It's a 100% hands-on cooking experience! Local homemade refreshments and water will provided, too. In the end of the cooking experience, you will enjoy your own creations with some of local wine. Moreover, the leftovers will be packed and you can take them with you! The event will last approximately 3.5 hours and it will take place in our farm. We will cook in an open cooking space between two big olive trees, under a wooden roof! So, no worries at all about the sun. Furthermore, you'll receive all recipes and photographs from your experience via email. All in all, we would love to welcome you in our farm & be part of our family. Love to become a Cretan chef yourself having a unique cooking experience all together and sharing authentic Cretan flavors! Other things to note Please let us know of any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking and we will prepare all the necessary changes in your menu. For safety reasons, children (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum drinking age is 18 years old
Try scuba diving in Crete
This summer explore Crete under the water!! After a small theory lesson, we dive at Mononaftis beach, there you have the chance to observe the local marine life and interact with it, you breathe underwater through diving equipment, and you live the adventure in an environment with zero gravity. ! With a personal instructor guide following you underwater, you will always feel safe. The experience is available for EVERYONE, for adults, kids over 8 years old and for people with disability . • The time between aviation and scuba diving course should be at least 12 hours. It is not recommended to book a dive the same day you are flying - The transfer service is not private for each client. The transfer schedule (pick up and drop off time) depends on each day's schedule. -Pick-up time between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and return between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. -Each day's schedule is separated into 2-3 dive groups.
Μια ξεχωριστή εμπειρία σε μυστική εξωτική παραλία
I hope you do have a car or a motorcycle cause that’s all you’ll need for the day. Oh, also your swimwear! Then you can let everything else on me. We ‘re gonna start in the early morning driving from Heraklion to the amazing tropical tiny secret beach that only locals know and it’s located about half hour away. You re gonna follow me all the way as I’ll be driving with my motorcycle. You re gonna love the beautiful view on our way and once we will arrive, get ready for the first wow moment. Once we get there and you see the beach I promise you that you re gonna wear a big smile for all day long. Please wear stable shoes so that you can climb down (just a minute part) and keep in mind that you’re gonna wet them. The stunning crystal water tiny beach is waiting now for us and it’s gonna be all ours as we’re going to arrive early. A cold fresh yoghurt drink couldn’t be more perfect now to refresh you so let me serve it to you. Afterwards you can enjoy the beautiful water while swimming or just lay down and let the amazing sounds of the nature and the stunning plants and sea view to calm you, while I’ll be making a photoshoot to keep your memories for ever alive. Greek snacks are gonna be there for you too. Renting a sea-bike and move around or snorkelling is also an option. We’ll have plenty of free time until it’s time for our Greek delicious lunch with a cold beer.
Experience the Minoan grapes at a local vineyard
Visitors will have the chance to live a unique experience that brings you in direct contact with the Cretan land. An experience from the years of the Minoan civilization till today! Start your day with a short Informative discussion under the thick shade provided by the vineyards’ leaves accompanied by traditional Greek coffee and local treats and earn all the necessary information about the grape / vine leaves harvest! Since you are provided with the knowledge from a professional, we will proceed to the vineyards in order to apply it in the field. We will drift through the vineyards where you will be guided how to properly distinguish the grapes that are about to be cut, collect, taste and of course keep these afterwards as a proper local souvenir straight out the Cretan land! After the harvest and taking under consideration the ideal location of the vineyards, we will pay a visit to Jouchtas Mountain that is considered the mythical tomb of Zeus, only 10 minutes away by car! At mount Jouchtas a very important royal temple of the Minoan period was unearthed, that gave information on the structure of the temples as well as on the religion during this period. The view of Heraklion and the Cretan sea from Jouchtas is breathtaking. We close our day with the best way possible, by tasting original flavors of Traditional Cretan goods from our land and wine / raki from our grapes!
Luxury private tour and wine tasting
Discover the most fascinating winery of Crete! You will see in particular one of the most prestigious of Crete. Then you will visit one of the most beautiful wine cellars of crete, where barrels and bottles and we will taste a local dishes! . After that we enjoy a delicious local food and wine with the view on the olive trees This delicious moment will be followed by the visit of an authentic family winery you will discover its fascinating history, visit the impressive wine cellar of the property and you will of course be invited to a delicious wine tasting !
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