Spend six days exploring the culture, nature, and history of Crete through a culinary lens as you eat and drink your way through olive groves, wineries, gastronomically significant villages, and farms where the night's meal was grown just an arm's length away.
Farm to Table Cooking at the Botanical Gardens on Crete
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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Itineraries with Farm to Table Cooking at the Botanical Gardens on Crete
Do much more than lounge on the beach with this Greek itinerary. You'll start in Athens, then head out to the islands to hike through rocky villages, bike past idyllic beach scenes, and trek the Samaria Gorge. Top it off with a culinary tour before you return to Athens for a sunset celebration.
This tours focuses on the amazing food, wine, and culture provided by the vibrant country of Greece, highlighting bustling cities like Athens and Chania, as well as the islands of Santorini and Naxos. You'll enjoy numerous food and wine tours, allowing you to taste Greek cuisine, delicacies, pastries, and local wines and liquors, plus your own handmade dishes with a cooking class in Crete. Along the way, you'll visit an olive farm, a family-owned cheese shop, wineries, and bustling food markets, indulging your taste buds in some of the country's most beloved treats.
Dwarf mammoths used to roam over the hills of Crete, and while they unfortunately have since gone extinct, the smaller members of your family can check out their old stomping groups with this 11-day itinerary. You'll trek over the expanse of the Samaria Gorge, explore the stone villages of Apokoronas and Vamos, and even learn how to take some of the food from your travels home with you in a cooking class in the Botanic Garden.