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Vegetarian: Crete Flavours of Crete. Food and culture
 

Price per person
$1.250 / £970
 
Enjoy culinary explorations that blend all the secrets particular of the region of Crete and let you enjoy & learn about them first-hand alongside the locals.
Join local farm house ladies, on an intimate culinary holiday into the heartland of Cretan regional Vegetarian cuisine for a gastronomic tour for the ages.
CRETE
3 Nights / 4 Days
We provide:
Fine accommodation at 4**** A Class hotel resort/ double occupancy on bed & breakfast basis, -
7 Vegetarian meals (4 lunches + 3 dinners) rich, fresh, natural, healthy. (each meal includes 6-8 different traditional vegetarian dishes, means 42 – 56 different vegetarian specialties), -
Transportation airport or port / hotel by arrival & hotel airport/port by departure.
Chartered vehicle with driver for all excursions / visits / tours around the island, fuel.
Not included:
Drinks – tips – entrance fees at archaeological / historical sites.
ABOUT PORTO CLUB
Is a family founded company that set out to share the wonders & mysteries of Cretan regional cuisine with the world?
Founded on the principles of passion, sharing and learning we pride ourselves in enjoying with others the uniqueness, wonders & pleasure of Cretan Vegetarian regional cuisine while ensuring to intertwine these with an understanding of the production, pride and culture specific to each region.
In Crete, a meal is not only a celebration but also a culmination of various events.
Enjoy culinary explorations that blend all the secrets particular of the region of Crete and let you enjoy & learn about them first-hand alongside the locals.
Join local farm house ladies, on an intimate culinary holiday into the heartland of Cretan regional Vegetarian cuisine for a gastronomic tour for the ages.
Going from one region of Crete to another changes not only what you eat, but how you eat it, how it’s prepared and what accompanies it.   Each region is a mystery unto itself…
Immerse yourself in the fantastic flavours and mouth-watering smells of regional Crete
Package includes:
Accommodation: 3 nights hotel accommodation at fine 4**** hotel city centre at city of Heraklion
Arrival, Greeting and Traditional Cretan Dinner
Transportation: Airport / hotel day of arrival and hotel / airport day of departure
4 days chartered vehicle with English speaking driver known the culture of Crete, the vegetarian principles and nutrition for all the drives / tours / visits of the island
Fuel
Tours:
Region Lassithi Culinary and cultural Tour
Region of Heraklion Culinary tour, the palace of Knossos, walking and tasting Heraklion
Meals:
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches on selected spots during the cultural drives, 3 dinners
Do not include:
Entrance fees at archaeological / historical sites – guiding – tips, anything not mentioned above or bellow
 
ITINERARY
Day 1.
Arrival the airport of Heraklion. Reception at the airport. Transportation to the hotel. Accommodation at GALAXY hotel / 5***** / center of Heraklion city. Dinner at traditional restaurant with variety of Cretan vegetarian  Mediterranean specialties
(Dinner)
 
Day 2.
Eastern part: Ancient olive tree, the village of Mochlos and the monastery of Toplou
Driver will pick you up at 9 am. Drive east and the first stop will be at the ancient olive tree. 4000 years old. Athletes of 2004. Athens Olympic Games were crowning by the branches of this tree. Keep driving east and visit the fishing village of Mohlos where we have a break for aperitif “ouzo” with ouzo bites at a sea front tavern. Keep driving direction east to visit the 16th century monastery of Toplou where we will lunch in company with Organic wine. We end the drive at the palm beach of VAI. On the way back to Heraklion break at the village of Latsida for our dinner. Traveler will be impressed of the simplicity and quality the food they serve in this small restaurant. Family runs the place last 35 years and quality and tastes remains as first day they started. Back the hotel later in the evening. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Day 3.
The palace of Knossos / city of Heraklion
Today we visit the palace of Knossos. When visiting the island of Crete someone must see the ancient palace of Knossos, built 3.500 years ago. Combination of archaeological discoveries and food tasting: Start at 9 am. Arrive at 9.30. Visit takes 1 ½ hour.  After the palace we drive back to the city and will walk the streets of the city and meet nutritional wanderings elevating the palate to heaven!! Will explore unique tastes on this walking tour of Heraklion. Will join the real daily lifestyle the people of Heraklion live. The day will start from the best small pastry shop in the city. Gloria: Artistic feeling+ imagination+ pure fresh ingredients = fascinating the palate in taste and quality elevating your senses to heaven: We taste the “Galatoboureko” milk cream and filo pastry in syrup and “trigono” cheese cream and filo pastry in syrup. Incredible taste never have taste anything like that!! Walk down town to the heart of the city and come to the PLATIA KORNAROU where we drink a cup of Greek coffee the traditional way cooked in hot sand. Walk the central market and stop for an OUZO (anise) with MEZE (small bites accompanies the spirit) at one of the traditional Mezedopolion of the street. We will be part of the people walking / talking / arguing. Visit the cathedral of the city Saint Minas, and then the Morozini fountain at the heart of the city, the Venetian church of Saint Marcus / now gallery, the church of Saint Titus. Then we walk down direction the sea side of the city where we go for a light Cretan style slow food lunch with a variety of vegetarian dishes accompanied with cold white wine or retsina. We end our walk after lunch visiting and taste the famous “loukoumades” Cretan style doughnuts sprinkled with honey and sesame. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
 
Day 4.
Breakfast and drive to the airport of Heraklion for the flight back home
 
NOTICE:
SOLO TRAVELERS CAN BOOK THE TOUR ON PRIVATE - TAILOR MADE  BY PAYING THE COST OF TWO PERSONS.
When you book , reserve space for two persons.

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PORTO CLUB & PALEOLOGOS S.A TRAVEL SERVICES 
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