- Local food & drinks
Every day, upon request (except Sundays)
€ 45,- per Person
Child € 25,- (untill 16 years old)
We start from the local Olive Oil factory where the specialist will demonstrate the olive oil production process. The taste of pure local oil is followed by the explanation of the secrets of Cretan virgin olive oil. Question will be answered such as: what virgin olive oil means? How the villages and families cultivate and produce their own olive oil? Why olive oil? Why the Cretan olive oil is better than the Spanish and Italian one?
We visit Stavros the bee-keeper close to the mountain village of Embrosneros. We will don bee-keeper’s costumes, open the hives and see the bees, including the Queen, and discover all the secrets of bee-keeping. At the end we will taste honey with cheese and drink the first raki of the day!
After that we drive really high up, to the pastures of Yiorgis the shepherd. Under the oak trees Yiorgis milks his sheep with the valuable assistance of his dog! And then prepares “tyrozoulia”, the freshest cottage cheese you will ever taste! Meanwhile lamb will be boiling in the vat and will become, along with traditional “pilafi” rice, our meal… in the heart of the mountains!