Min number of persons: 4 adults, pre-booked at least one day before
Start: 09:00 (17:00 for July and August) from Vamos Tourist office
Daily: on request (exept Sundays)
Local Cretan Food, drinks
Price Does Not Include
Guide and Transfer (after request with an additional cost)
€ 35,- per Person Child € 15,- (untill 10 years old)
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Wild Flowers, Greens & Aromatic Herbs of Crete – A Guided Walk
Starting with our car from Vamos village we will drive through one of the greenest roads of our area towards the village of Paidochori. Surrounded by the prestigious presence of the White Mountains…in the middle of nowhere, we will find ourselves in front of a gate. Exactly there, Manolis will be waiting for us to open the gate of a paradise land. We will enter and here time stops….
Olive trees will welcome us in their dancing shapes. We will wander slowly among charming fruit-bearing trees, citrus trees and various other plants having the unique opportunity to smell, touch and taste their aromatic fruits. Manolis, the owner of the land will introduce us to his philosophy about the cultivation of land and his effort to record rare spies of local plants and his actions for their protection.
The fascinating purple of the thyme mixed with the fragrances of the oregano, the sage, the julian, the marjoram in the atmosphere will stimulate our senses leading us to explore the garden of healing and aromatic herbs. We may collect some of them. Manolis will show us how to recognise the Cretan herbs and will reveal us the ancient secrets of how to use them for healing purposes and for cooking in our everyday life. It is a good moment to sit, relax, enjoy a cup of mountain tea admiring the incredible view of the White Mountains.
At the same time a well hidden natural phenomenon is waiting for us to explore it. We will make a shortcut on our way up the hill, to find ourselves faced with some very interesting geological formations. The scenery is dramatically beautiful.
The sunset will find us enjoying fantastic greens and vegetables, from Manolis’ garden cooked by his wife, delicious local cheese and authentic local wine.
A unique experience into the beauty of Crete for all of us who love to stay in touch with mother Nature.