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Crete for Travellers... We Love Crete and Greece, and we love
journeying around Crete. Here we share some unique and traditional Cretan activities and information for you to explore and enjoy Kriti.
Enjoy the local food and knowledge at Castello Taverna in Rethymnon, take a foraging tour to learn more about the traditional ways of eating and living off the land in Crete.
Let Vassilis, Andy and Jurgen show you the real meaning of Cretan hospitality and impart the traditions of this land. Depending on the season, you will be picking edible wild asparagus, celery, thistles, flowers, oregano, thyme, mint, figs, blackberries, and many other fruits and herbs for tea.
This 8 Day Olive Harvest Retreat in Crete - puts you right at the centre of the customs and culinary experiences of the island. Visit two different olive farms with a local agricultural and historical guide. See the traditional, timeless and organic ways of growing and preparing food.
Assist with the harvest then enjoy a long lunch in the olive groves, visit ancient sites with an archaeologist, absorb the life of Crete first-hand, enjoying cooking classes and picking your own food.
A handmade decanter with glasses and the traditional Cretan dish of snails
Tarrha Glass...stunning local glass. A hot glass workshop based in Anogia near Heraklion, Crete specializing in glass table ware, unique pieces and architectural glass. Inspiration comes from stone, wood, water and sea shells; vivid modern designs with originality result.
Marios Chalkiadakis and Natassa Papadogamvraki have open studio days from time to time. Their glass mainia is infectious! It is best to phone before you visit this village in the hills above Heraklion.
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Travelling is about exploring and allowing serendipity to enhance your experience, it is not about ignorance or traipsing around new countries mindless of the culture, history and ecology. Inform yourself, make a plan, then be open to the magic!
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