Traditional Village Bakery Class and Tour - Crete (Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos)

A traditional baking class as well as the experience of a true village lifestyl .Enjoy local techniques and practice making bread using our stone mill and wood ovens.

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  • Duration: 9 Hours
  • Easy
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Description

The activity will begin with your pickup from your selected location and you will be driven to Vatos Village, where you will arrive at approx. 10:15am.

We will go to the house of Eleftheria (our host), who will greet you with a traditional treet and make you feel welcomed and part of her family. We will then be taken to a specially arranged cooking spot in order to start our baking lesson, and specifically with the kneading of the bread dough, an approximately 1-hour process.

When we have finished, the dough is left to rest for approx. 45', during which time our village tour takes place. We get to see the Village school, the traditional village water faucets, the raki cauldron and "Grandma's" traditional kitchen. By the time we return, it will be time to continue with our baking lesson and to shape the bread into its final form. This step takes approx. 1,5 hours and when we are done, the bread in left in the oven for approx. 45 minutes.   

When the baking process comes to an end (at approx. 14:00hrs), we will head towards Vangelio's house where its owner will invite you into its premises and create a unique family atmosphere. You will first taste your freshly baked bread and enjoy the outcome of your lesson. Vangelio will also
teach you about Cretan culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. Lunch will be served with all the dishes made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local.

The experience will come to an end at approx. 16:00hrs, when you will be driven back to your original starting point.   

  

Itinerary

Pick up from your own hotel in the morning (Please check exact pick up time from your specific hotel).

The activity will begin with your pickup from your selected location and you will be driven to Vatos Village, where you will arrive at approx. 10:15am. You will be taken to the house of Eleftheria (our host), who will greet you with a traditional treet and make you feel welcomed and part of her family. We will then be taken to a specially arranged cooking spot in order to start our baking lesson, and specifically with the kneading of the bread dough, an approximately 1-hour process. When we have finished.

While the dough is left to rest , lets walk and have a taste of a real Cretan village.

During our village tour, we get to see the village school, the traditional village water faucets, the raki cauldron and "Grandma's" traditional kitchen. By the time we return, it will be time to continue with our baking lesson and to shape the bread into its final form. This step takes approximately 1.5 hours and when we are done, the bread in left in the oven for approximately 45 minutes.

14:00 our baking is ready.

When the baking process comes to an end (at approximately 14:00hrs), we will head towards Vangelio's house where its owner will invite you onto the premises into a unique family atmosphere. You will first taste your freshly baked bread and enjoy the outcome of your lesson. Vangelio will also teach you about Cretan culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends.

A local and tasty Cretan lunch.

Lunch will be served with all the dishes made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local.

16:00 We start our drive back to our hotel.

This unique, real taste of Crete will come to an end at approximately 16:00hrs when we will be driven back to our original starting point. 

What’s included

  • Transfers to and from Vatos Village and your hotel's location (for Chania, Rethymno & Heraklion)
  • Lunch at Vatos Village - house wine, drinks, soft drinks are free.
  • VAT and all legal taxes included 

What’s excluded

  • Anything that is not specified in the program as included. 

Important information

MENU:  

SKORDOU LAKOUS 

CRETAN DAKOS (ALSO CALLED "KOUKOUVAGIA", WHICH MEANS "OWL" 

SMALL CHEESE PIES 

  • TOMATO SALAD OR BOILED VEGETABLES 
  • ROOSTER WITH WINE AND NOODLES 
  • The departure times depend on the pick-up location.
  • Below you will find all the indicative pick up and drop-off times, according to each location(in bold, the available) :
  • Please note that the driver will pick you up FOR FREE from all hotel areas noted in BOLD , small pick up charges are noted in other pick up regions :

Please note the departure and return times in brackets (...) .  

  • Chania (08:30-17:30) / 25 euro per person
  • Georgioupoli (09:10-16:50) / 20 euro per person
  • Rethymno (09:30-16:30)
  • Bali (09:15-16:45) / 20 euro per person
  • Fodele (09:00-17:00) / 25 euro per person
  • Agia Pelagia (08:45-17:15) / 25 euro per person
  • Heraklion (08:30-17:30)
  • Gouves (08:15-17:45) / 25 euro per person
  • Hersonisos (08:00-18:00) / 30 euro per person
  • Stalida (08:00-18:00) / 30 euro per person
  • Malia (07:45-18:15) / 30 euro per person
  • Agios Nikolaos (07:30-18:30) / 30 euro per person
  • Elounda (07:15-18:45) / 30 euro per person

All other locations are upon request. 

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Ratings & Reviews

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My partner is into cooking and baking so I was dragged into this tour, have to admit that it was not bad at all , enjoyed the local people (although we couldn't really communicate well) but it was so funny and nice in many ways...they seem to value alot the British , which comes all the way back from the world war times where many English fought side by side with the Greeks....food was nice and the class bearable :-) , enjoyed the coach drive..

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28 June, 2019 by Adam Ainsley

Money and time well spent !

   

I only give it 4 out of 5 because the drop off was longer than expected due to the other participants. Tour was very well structured, our group of three were happy to see that Crete is much more than sun and sea...The tastes, the smells, the class , the villages, the locals, so authentic, its like a black and white film...thank you, learned a lot too...

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24 June, 2019 by Eartha , Maria and Leonor