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Best 24 Art & Craft Workshops tours and activities on Crete Island

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  • Heraklion
  • 4.89 of 5 ( 36 )
  • Price from
  • €100

Dear guests, it will be our great pleasure to welcome you to one of the most beautiful sights in Crete, Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. We will walk around the little streets visiting the premises and the museum where you will see the exhibition of our familial collection of old objects. We will visit the two old houses which will travel us back in time. Later on, we will go to the taverna where we will prepare together the delicious dishes of several recipes which we also consume in our weekly diet. Traditional Cretan cuisine is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Here you can learn from us the secrets around each dish and participate hands-on in the process. You can create stuffed vine leaves, stuffed vegetables, pork with wine sauce, lamb with green beans, ntakos, tzatziki, and cheese pies. In case you have special dietary needs or allergies then you shall inform us beforehand to adapt the menu to your demands. You will enjoy the dishes you have prepared. Local wine and mineral water are included. The taverna has a panoramic view over the nearest valley and Heraklion City. You will have in front of you a lovely scenery of vineyards, olive trees, and the holy mountain of Giouchtas. Sounds of animals’ bells will come to your ears. Your host and our team will be there to make you feel welcome and offer you a precious experience. In your own free time Arolithos village you may have lunch and relax after such a creative experience in the tavern and the swimming pool.

  • Heraklion
  • 4.89 of 5 ( 36 )
  • Price from
  • €100

Dear guests, it will be our great pleasure to welcome you to one of the most beautiful sights in Crete, Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. We will walk around the little streets visiting the premises and the museum where you will see the exhibition of our familial collection of old objects. We will visit the two old houses which will travel us back in time. Later on, we will go to the taverna where we will prepare together the delicious dishes of several recipes which we also consume in our weekly diet. Traditional Cretan cuisine is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Here you can learn from us the secrets around each dish and participate hands-on in the process. You can create stuffed vine leaves, stuffed vegetables, pork with wine sauce, lamb with green beans, ntakos, tzatziki, and cheese pies. In case you have special dietary needs or allergies then you shall inform us beforehand to adapt the menu to your demands. You will enjoy the dishes you have prepared. Local wine and mineral water are included. The taverna has a panoramic view over the nearest valley and Heraklion City. You will have in front of you a lovely scenery of vineyards, olive trees, and the holy mountain of Giouchtas. Sounds of animals’ bells will come to your ears. Your host and our team will be there to make you feel welcome and offer you a precious experience. In your own free time Arolithos village you may have lunch and relax after such a creative experience in the tavern and the swimming pool.

  • Heraklion Regional Unit
  • 4.91 of 5 ( 11 )
  • Price from
  • €80

My name is Maria and I am a professional dancer in Cretan and Greek Dances. I am also the leader of the dancing group of Arolithos Village and the dancing teacher for kids and adults of the local cultural association of the area where I live. I am a very good friend of Michalis who is the main host of this experience and one of the owners of Arolithos Village. I collaborate with him because he loves to dance and culture as I do. Very often Evi one of the best Cretan dancers in the area of Tilissos also helps me to realize the dancing lessons. As a professional teacher of dances, dressed in traditional uniform, I will show you the first steps of popular dances of Crete and Greece. Sousta, Zorba the Greek, and much more. We will have also the chance to do a tour of Arolithos Village and show you shortly the Museum, the old houses and the rest of the village. You will enjoy a welcome drink on the terrace with the panoramic view. In the end, I will offer you a copy of a CD with Greek and Cretan music and your dancing certificate. It is a big honor for me to be your host and I or Evi will do my best for you to have a memorable experience of Cretan amusement and culture. In your own free time Arolithos village you may have lunch and relax after such a creative experience in the tavern and the swimming pool.

  • Heraklion
  • 4.78 of 5 ( 9 )
  • Price from
  • €99

Explore the Palace of Knossos and learn the traditional craft of pottery on this tour of Cretan culture and heritage. After pickup at your hotel, start your day at the Palace of Knossos, one of the birthplaces of the modern world. Visit the palaces, the villas and other excavated buildings. Continue to a traditional pottery village in the mountains, driving on pretty roads lined with olive trees. See how Cretans have produced their wonderful pottery for thousands of years. Enjoy the fantastic opportunity to try your hand at this ancient craft, with the guidance of a master potter.  During the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with wine or water included. At the end of a wonderful day, start the drive back to your hotel, where you’ll be dropped off.

  • Arkadi
  • 5.00 of 5 ( 7 )
  • Price from
  • €72.29

Cretan Cooking Lessons Chrysoula’s Traditional Cretan Cooking Lessons Welcome to Traditional Cretan Cooking Lessons by Chrysoula! Immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Crete as you embark on a gastronomic journey like no other. Chrysoula, a passionate cook and proud native of a charming Cretan village, invites you to her Home, to discover the secrets of traditional Cretan cuisine using fresh products sourced from her family’s farm or local farmers. Our lessons take place in my house and the food is baked in an old fashioned wood oven. The menu can also be adapted for our vegetarian friends or those with allergies. Your visit to our house includes a warm welcome with Greek coffee or herbal tea, homemade lemonade, ladokouloura. (Rolls made with olive oil) and loukoumakia (Greek delight) and chatting to get to know each other. the cooking lesson The recipes are cooked using old traditional practices and most of the food is baked in the wood-oven. Starters • dakos (Cretan salad) (rusk with tomato, cheese, olive oil, herbs) • tzatziki (the famous Greek dip) • Greek salad Main dishes • gemista (stuffed vine leaves, zucchini flowers (in season), tomatoes, zucchini, and pepper) • mousaka Dessert • Tyropitakia (traditional pies with homemade cheese, local honey and cinnamon springled) Meal the meal includes the dishes we prepare and some extras: Starters • dakos (Cretan salad) (rusk with tomato, feta cheese, olive oil, herbs) • tzatziki (the famous Greek dip) • Greek salad Main dishes • gemista (stuffed vine leaves, zucchini flowers (in season), tomatoes, zucchini, and pepper) • mousaka Dessert • Tyropitakia or loukoumades • homemade ice cream • traditional spoon sweet • seasonal fruit Included: local wine and raki. • Please let us know about any special requests (food allergy, vegan etc.) Hosting you at Chrysoula’s cooking lessons would be an honor, and the team would go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. From the warm smiles to the genuine connections forged during the experience, you will feel like part of the extended Cretan family, creating lasting memories and forging a deep appreciation for the traditions and flavors of this remarkable island.

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