On this excursion your guide let you discover with a minibus (max 8 persons) the Cretan way of life. The first stop is at an olive oil factory where we are welcomed by the owner. He guides us through the factory and teach us all about the olive oil process. In this particular factory, they still have the medieval olive oil press in place.
After the olive oil factory, we continue up the mountains to a small and authentic Cretan mountain village. A local shepherd welcomes us and take us in his farmer’s pick-up truck to his herd (goats, sheep and even the Kri-Kri the wild Cretan Goat). There, you will learn how to milk a goat.
Back in the village, we then have a cheese-making lesson from the shepherd, learning how to make fresh traditional Cretan cheese. After this, the shepherd puts on his chef’s clothing and teach the secrets of a Cretan kitchen with fresh and local ingredients and herbs from his own garden. Whilst waiting for the shepherd to transform into a chef, we take you on a small tour of the village.
The cooking lessons are very important; what you make, you will eat, so be sure not to burn your food! This authentic day will be held at a picturesque restaurant with a spectacular view. You are then free to enjoy your lunch, after which, we head back to your hotel.