- Local Cretan Food
Daily : on request
10:00 Meet in the office
We drive towards the picturesque village of Maxairoi. We meet Kostas & Litsa in their herbs factory packaging the collected oregano, sage and mountain tee. Kostas introduces us to the processes of herbs collection, herbs oil extraction and making of essential oils. Litsa learns us ways of using the herbs in our daily life and their healing benefits.
We drive to the mountain village of Ramni to visit Yiannis Matsamakis, the local cheese maker. We watch Yiannis on duty, making his “graviera”, the most typical Cretan cheese from sheep’s milk. We discuss about the cheese making procedure and we taste different kind of cheeses: graviera, anthotyros (from sheep’s milk as well, the less fatty cheese in Crete), myzithra (fresh cheese from goat’s milk). This brings us to the necessary first raki of the day! (Available : 01/11 to 14/06)
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? (Available : 15/06 to 30/10)