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Vegetarian and Vegan Greece: Food, Wine, Culture and Hands on Cooking Classes in Crete


Crete:  A Culinary Adventure of Wine, Food & Culture




7 days | 6 nights

Pricing $3,328 *

(For One Person, Double Occupancy)

Availability
Year-Round Based on Your Travel Dates

Holiday overview


This 6 night/7 day vegetarian cooking holiday is not only a unique cooking experience, but a chance to completely immerse yourself in the culture of Crete. Tour around the island, visit cultural sites and local producers and learn to cook authentic and delicious vegetarian Cretan dishes Holidays here allow you to steep yourself in Cretan local history, taste and cook using the techniques of traditional Cretan cuisine, absorb some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery that Greece has to offer and let the passion of the Cretan way of life take you to a whole new cookery haven.


Included in the price


Please note that holidays do not include flights; please see the 'getting there' tab for more details.

Accommodation at the Thalori Traditional Complex in a twin/double room house for 6 nights
Return transfers to/from Heraklion airport
A welcome drink and snack on arrival at the airport
Vegetarian Cretan cookery lessons on day 2,3,4 and 5
A visit to archaeological sites of Gortys, Phaestos and Knossos (guiding/entrance fees are extra)
A visit to the women's co-operative of Marathos
A visit to the monasteries of Arkadi and Odigitrias
A visit to Argyroupolis natural springs and Matala caves and Zaros lake
A gastronomic walking tour of Heraklion
A visit to local bee-keeping honey producers and tasting of produce
A visit to local wineries and tasting of wine and raki
All transport to and from the excursions
All cooking materials and ingredients
Breakfast each morning
Lunch on days 2-6
Dinner accompanied by water, local wine and raki every night
Prices are based on two sharing a house, a single supplement applies for those travelling solo
Note: Shared houses may be available subject to availability
Suitability
§ Vegetarian cookery holidays are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced cooks
§ Non-vegetarians are welcome on the course but they must be aware no meat will be used during the cooking classes
§ Please specify what type of vegetarian diet you follow at the time of booking under the special requests box
§ Minimum age 8 (under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)
§ Your host is Greek but speaks excellent English so all cooking classes are taught in English

Travelling Solo?
§ These cookery holidays make great singles holidays and singles are welcome to join an existing group
§ Solo travelers will be allocated their own house in the complex and a compulsory single supplement applies -- please see the costing and extras tab for details
§ It may be possible to share a house with another guest or guests and avoid a supplement but this is dependent on availability, contact us at: info@portoclub.gr to check availability for shared options
Location overview
Set on the island of Crete, with magical sea views, is as passionate about food as it is history and culture. Holidays here allow you to steep yourself in Cretan local history, taste and cook using the techniques of traditional Cretan cuisine, absorb some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery that Crete has to offer and let the passion of the Cretan way of life take you to a whole new cookery haven.

Holiday start days
All arrivals are on Sundays all year round with your preferred date

Arrival will depend on your flight but times can be flexible

Vegetarian cooking holidays are for 6 nights/7 days


What Will I Learn?
- Your week in Crete will be as much a hands on cooking experience as a cultural one
- George will introduce you to the philosophy of local cooking and its traditions
- You will learn about the history of Cretan cuisine and how it was influenced by its occupation for more than 2000 years
- You will learn the inspirations behind the Cretan dishes
- The methods employed by local producers
- How to make a variety of Cretan dishes from simple ingredients you can find back home
- How very few ingredients can be the basis for 6 or 7 dishes
- How to prepared traditional Cretan dishes adapted to vegetarian requirements but never compromising on flavor
- The cooking techniques and methods used to create the dishes

info:http://www.portoclub.gr/browse/cookin..., info@portoclub.gr,