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Cretan Villages with Traditional Lunch

Cretan Villages with Traditional Lunch - Vatos, Greece

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Vatos, Greece

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$99.49

Enjoy a ride through some traditional Cretan Villages and a home made lunch at Vatos Village, cooked by your local host. Experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Cretan art of cooking.

If you are interested in learning about life in authentic Crete, we invite you for a ride through some of the most traditional Cretan Villages, which will end with a home-cooked lunch at a traditional Cretan home, which is located at Vatos Village ... More info ›

Enjoy a ride through some traditional Cretan Villages and a home made lunch at Vatos Village, cooked by your local host. Experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Cretan art of cooking.

If you are interested in learning about life in authentic Crete, we invite you for a ride through some of the most traditional Cretan Villages, which will end with a home-cooked lunch at a traditional Cretan home, which is located at Vatos Village. There’s something about experiencing village life in another country that gives the traveler a feeling of deep authenticity. Village life is a fascinating thing. It’s slow. It’s authentic. It’s traditional. And on this 4 hour tour through the countryside of Crete, you can get a deep sense of what the life is like on this Greek island. After your hotel pickup, prepare to get an impressive peek at a way of life many outsiders don’t get the chance to see. Depending on your pickup location, on your way to our destination, you will experience the picturesque Cretan province, and will arrive at Vatos at approx. 10:00am. You will experience the art of making fresh bread, visit the local church, its beautiful yard, the school, the fountain where the locals used to wash their clothes, Sofia's distilleries, and our Cretan Spiti, where you will see how a traditional house in Crete is like. After Vatos, we visit Spili, where you will have free time to enjoy the local coffee and some souvenir shopping. Next stop is Lambini, for a visit at the local church and a stop at the village kafeneio (coffee house) for a taste of raki. 

When the Village tour comes to an end, we will arrive back at Vatos Village and Vangelios house where its owner will invite you into its premises.  Vangelio was born and raised in a Cretan Village, and will wholeheartedly invite you into her traditional Cretan home and create a unique atmosphere that will turn this visit into a highlight of your trip. You will first taste a fresh baked bread from a traditional oven. She will teach you about Cretan culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. She will share stories about Cretan true lifestyle and chat with you while you will taste and enjoy some Cretan meze snacks like dakos with feta cheese and tomato, apaki (sun dried pork tanderloin), wine and Cretan raki. All the dishes are made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. Enjoy the experience of meeting new people and honoring us by becoming a part of our family.

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Traditional Cooking Class at Vatos Village Crete

Traditional Cooking Class at Vatos Village Crete - Vatos, Greece

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Vatos, Greece

From USD
$124.36

Learn the art of Cretan cooking and experience our traditional way of life, in our house at a village based in the heart of Crete.

‘Spiti’ means home – so “Cretan Spiti” is our home that you are welcome at, during this cooking experience. Although this activity highlights the traditional factor of the Cretan lifestyle, on the other hand a “traditional” description of its “programme” hardly does it justice ... More info ›

Learn the art of Cretan cooking and experience our traditional way of life, in our house at a village based in the heart of Crete.

‘Spiti’ means home – so “Cretan Spiti” is our home that you are welcome at, during this cooking experience. Although this activity highlights the traditional factor of the Cretan lifestyle, on the other hand a “traditional” description of its “programme” hardly does it justice. This may sound vague, but during these 6 hours (approximately) you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Greek art of cooking. It is not what you will do, it is mostly how you will do it. During this time you will learn traditional tips and cooking methods that have made Crete and Greece, loved by its friends and visitors, but most importantly you will instill the hospitality and the everyday lifestyle of a traditional Cretan family. To become a bit more specific, after you are collected from your hotel (or the port or the location you prefer) and transferred to Vatos Village, Vangelio, born and raised in the Cretan Village, will wholeheartedly invite you into her traditional Cretan home and create a unique atmosphere that will turn this visit into a highlight of your trip. You will first taste a fresh baked bread from a traditional oven. Vangelio will share stories about Cretan true lifestyle and chat with you while you will taste and enjoy some Cretan meze snacks like dakos with feta cheese and tomato, apaki (sun dried pork fillets), wine and Cretan raki. All the dishes are made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. You will wander through “ sohoro” her vegetable garden and olives, and learn about local organic farming and enjoy a wonderful time. And then onto the kitchen where we you will make stuffed courgette, stifado, local goat meat with potatoes, and everything else in our Cretan Spiti’s traditional menu. All guests, will be supplied with protective equipment (aprons) from the Cretan Spiti farm-estate. Most cooking ingredients will be readily available in special bowls in the kitchen area ready for the menu preparation. Vangelio will guide you through the whole procedure, giving the opportunity to everyone to master their cooking skills. There is a small intermission between the preparation and the tasting stage, which can be used for a short period of relaxation and to enjoy the company of those around you, but after that lunch starts, where you can consume as much as your belly holds. There are many other details to the “class” that we could share with you but the essence is that as you can see, this is much more than learning to cook a fabulous Greek meal. It is also about family, conversation, food and culture and becoming a member of a family that perhaps you didn’t even know you had. It is quality time in the home of someone close to you, finding yourself in their kitchen helping to cook, enjoying the experience of meeting new people and honouring us by becoming a part of our family.

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