Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour and Tasting
Cost: 14 euros per person
Duration: 1 hour – 1.5 hours
- Outside talk about organic olive tree farming
- Inside talk about extra virgin olive oils production both methods (first cold pressed and cold extraction systems are explained)
- Tasting of 3 extra virgin olive oils, 1 flavored oil, olives, Cretan sweet vinegar and petimezi
In partnership with traditionalcookingclasses.gr
Cost: 29 euros per person
Duration: 2 hours
We have set up a fun and didactic cooking demonstration for you. Our experienced chef has selected some classical Greek dishes that you are going to love. Join us for a memorable and delicious experience.
What to expect: In the delightful terrace of our olive mill overlooking olive fields and vineyards, our chef is waiting to show you his tricks. After a brief introduction, the chef will start preparing tsatsiki, dakos and dolmades (stuffed vine leaves). If you want to give your skills a try, you are welcome to help the chef!
Whenever you are ready, you can take a plate and start serving yourself from the buffet. In addition to the dishes the chef has just prepared, you will find xortopites (wild greens pie), mizithropites (cheese pie), tyrokafteri (spicy cheese spread), the classical Greek salad and freshly baked bread. To drink: wine from our favorite organic local wineries.
And of course a nice dessert to end the day: Sfakiani pita with organic thyme honey from our local beekeeper.
Olive Oil Soap Workshop
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 20 euros per person
- We show and explain the cold method of soap making with our organic olive oil.
- Visitors can participate using the required protection, which is provided by us (apron, glasses and gloves). According to Covid-19 regulations in place at the moment of visit.
- Visitors can choose what flavour they would like their soap to be: natural (just olive oil), rosemary, oregano, lavender, sage, thyme, bay leaves, rose, jasmine. If they have another flavour in mind, we will be happy to try to provide it.
- At the end of the process, visitors take their personal soap of about 80g home.
In partnership with traditionalcookingclasses.gr
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 99 euros per person
Do you know how to cook with extra virgin olive oil? Would you like to learn some secrets of the Greek gastronomy? You have come to the right place! Aggeliki is a very relaxed and knowledgeable cook who knows all the secrets of the Cretan and Greek cuisine. Embark on this culinary journey for a genuine and delightful hands-on experience.
What to expect: In the charming location of our olive mill, with picturesque views onto vineyards and olive groves, Aggeliki will be waiting for you. The cooking class will start with a visual overview of the ingredients, the essentials for a good meal. After a brief introduction to the dishes you are going to prepare, Aggeliki will give you some aprons and put you to work!
You will make 5 different dishes: tsatsiki, zucchini patties, gemista (stuffed tomatoes and vegetables), dakos and, of course, a Greek salad.
We have selected these healthy, simple and delicious recipes for you to learn some technical skills and to share with you some of our culture.
After the preparations, it’s time to lay back and enjoy the food with a fresh glass of wine, if you haven’t had one yet.
Last but not least, a typical Cretan dessert with organic thyme honey and our local eau-de-vie will be served.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting and Sensory Play for Children
Cost: 1 child € 12,00
2 siblings € 20,00 3 siblings € 30,00
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English, German and Greek
PARTICIPANTS: Minimum 4 children; maximum 8 children
Monday – Friday: 11:30am to 1pm
“Discover Crete with all your senses” is an interactive and educational workshop for children during their summer holidays in Crete. Our goal is to create an engaging and fun place where children can learn about Cretan culture and products through active sensory stimulation.
“Educational science has proven that sensory learning enhances children’s development by enabling them to discover their environment through exploration, curiosity and creativity.”
The first part of the workshop includes a short tour of the olive mill followed by an olive oil tasting. Kids will smell and taste different olive oils. In the second part we use the olive oil and herbs/dried flowers to make our own natural scented play dough.
Anastasia is a pedagogue from Germany and the owner of CAACTUS CARE. She organizes creative parties and upcycling workshops for kids across the island, teaching them how to turn single use items like paper cups and plastic bottles into toys, games and other fun things. Crafting with disposable materials encourages children’s creative skills while promoting the development of a sustainable mindset. Anastasia believes that learning through sustainable play makes the world a better place!