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Farm to Table Cooking at the Botanical Gardens on Crete


Discover the secrets behind Cretan cuisine by cooking your own meal with the help of local chefs. You'll source fresh ingredients from the hilly Botanical Gardens and learn traditional cooking methods passed down from generations. Then, enjoy your creation within the shade of the garden, exploring three different climate zones: alpine, Mediterranean, and tropical.

Upon arrival at the Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete, where you'll enjoy a welcome snack of herbal tea and fresh fruit. Spend some free time strolling through the park and gardens. You'll find a diverse variety of plants, thanks to the area's special micro-climate. Look for tropical avocado, citrus trees, and other Mediterranean and sub-alpine flora. You're welcome to walk and wander for as long as you'd like.

When you return, you'll start your cooking class. Your host will take you to specific parts of the garden to select ingredients straight from the orchards and fields. Along the way, and while cooking, you'll learn about Cretan recipes and nutrition. Finally, enjoy your lunch on a beautiful terrace overlooking the gardens.

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