|Private Food Tasting Tour in Chania |
An off-the-beaten-track cultural tour that uses food and wine as a means of getting to know and having an experience of the local traditions, the authentic people, the history, and the modern lifestyle of Crete. You will be guided around the city of Chania and learn about the Cretan food culture over tasting Alatsoelies (salted olives) with various sheep cheeses, the famous Cretan yogurt with or without thyme honey, traditional sweets and pastries with Malotira beverage (the local mountain herb), and a tweaked vegetarian Souvlaki with various mushrooms and Halloumi cheese.
|Olive Picking & Olive oil making in Crete|
Starting at the Vamos Tourist Office, follow Manolis, up to the village of Paidochori, to the ancient olive grove he owns. The nets are neatly spread under the trees and then picking starts, with a so-called olive comb. The old way of harvesting has no environmental footprint. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, a cup of coffee and a delicious picnic in the grove with pure Cretan flavors. After the picking is done, Manolis will demonstrate tips on how to prepare our own tasteful olives. We get to try the freshest organic olive oil! We will take a litre of fresh organic extra virgin olive oil and a cup of olives with us to enjoy at home.
And around every corner of this idyllic area you'll find picturesque villages, breathtaking views and architectural wonders that will remain with you for a lifetime. Chania is the birthplace of my own father, who, alas, became an orphan at the very tender age of 5, and left his hometown. Thus, there is no family property, not even immediate relatives to connect me with this wonderful town, the crossroads of so many cultures over the ages...
|Gramvousa Balos Tour from Chania |
The island of Imeri Gramvousa is located 20km northwest of Kissamos, and 2 miles northwest of the famous lagoon of Balos. Gramvoussa is known for its historical Venetian fortress which stands at 137m over the beach. A legend tells that there is a great treasure buried in the island. Also, the old wreck that was abandoned many years ago near the beach, has become an characteristic part of the landscape.
A great trip for any Chania visitor is the mini-cruise to Gamvousa and Balos! On board and throughout the journey, enjoy your meal in the self-service restaurants of the ship, where traditional Cretan dishes are being offered.