Activities

Cooking lessons

Cretan traditional cooking lessons

Visitors that are interested in Cretan cuisine can participate in our Cretan traditional cooking lessons and prepare delicious local dishes with the guidance and assistance of our cookery consultant.
All ingredients are fresh and local. Detailed instructions and full recipes are provided. In addition, useful information about the herbs, olive oil and other ingredients used is given, together with explanations of their nutritional quality and usage.
 

Walks in the area

Walks in the area

Our village of Vamos and the whole of Apokoronas is situated in a beautiful landscape with the combination of cultivated fields, green hills, scenic villages, high mountains and hidden gorges.
If walking is one of your interests, our area offers a variety of beautiful gorges, both long and short, gentle and tougher country walks down the old pathways, walks suitable for children and walks of historic or folk interest.
Walking on your own is another option with three walking books being provided by our office.
 

Bread making

Visit the local producers

Part of any visit to Crete is a culinary voyage. During your stay on our island you can sample several Cretan specialties: kalitsounia (small pies filled with fresh myzithra, a soft local cheese), lamb with wild herbs, rabbit "stifado" (stew), or the famous "dako" (barley rusks soaked in olive oil and tomato).
Wine, olive oil, wild herbs, cheese, dairy products and meat are all produced fresh here from the Cretan land. All pure ingredients that enrich the flavour of your “meze".
However, the production of these is really something to see!
Join us on a visit to some of the local producers. The experience will also enrich your knowledge of the "haute cuisine" of Crete.
 

Wine & Olive Oil

Wine & Olive Oil

Part of any visit to Crete is a culinary voyage. During your stay on our island you can sample several Cretan specialties: kalitsounia (small pies filled with fresh myzithra, a soft local cheese), lamb with wild herbs, rabbit "stifado" (stew), or the famous "dako" (barley rusks soaked in olive oil and tomato).
Wine, olive oil, wild herbs, cheese, dairy products and meat are all produced fresh here from the Cretan land. All pure ingredients that enrich the flavour of your “meze".
However, the production of these is really something to see!
Join us on a visit to some of the local producers. The experience will also enrich your knowledge of the "haute cuisine" of Crete.
 

In the Hearts of the Mountains

In the Heart of the Mountains

Part of any visit to Crete is a culinary voyage. During your stay on our island you can sample several Cretan specialties: kalitsounia (small pies filled with fresh myzithra, a soft local cheese), lamb with wild herbs, rabbit "stifado" (stew), or the famous "dako" (barley rusks soaked in olive oil and tomato).
Wine, olive oil, wild herbs, cheese, dairy products and meat are all produced fresh here from the Cretan land. All pure ingredients that enrich the flavour of your “meze".
However, the production of these is really something to see!
Join us on a visit to some of the local producers. The experience will also enrich your knowledge of the "haute cuisine" of Crete.
 

Seasonal activities

Seasonal Activities

Harvesting and Gathering

Harvests and gatherings are intrinsically strong experiences. You work with your hands, out in nature, and interact with the locals who will share with you their experience and knowledge.
Each season in Crete offers something special!