Cookies, Pies and Sweets
CRETAN COOKIES and SWEETS
and small patties of greens or cheese
A spot on a map in the midst of the Mediterranean. Inhabited by strange but warm, proud and friendly people.
With the present page we send an invitation to those people who care about such gourmet experiences, the special tastes in combination with tradition and culture.
We would like to introduce you to one, of the most tasty and healthy cuisine’s in the world but also to a magnificent ancient civilization. In other words we invite you to
Cretan cuisine doesn’t depend on expensive dishes and glassware or silverware. But your, earthenware plates will contain valuable fresh wild greens from the mountains , aromatic herbs , garden fresh fruits and vegetables ,virgin olive oil and the famous thyme Cretan honey.
5 DAYS PACKAGE DEAL
BASED ON MINIMUM 2 PERSONS
5 days - 4 nights
<GLYKA KOUTALIOU> SPOON SWEETS
The Greek fruit sweet making. The famous sweets called <glyka tou koutaliou > (spoon sweets). Since long – long time ago, recent times as well house ladies use the local fruits in the preparation of sweets. Orange, grapes, and quince are among the large variety of glyka tou koutaliou served at home in very small quantities with a liquor or raki. In the pass and still now in Crete when someone does a visit to a home the first thing house lady do is to offer a spoon sweet and a glass of fresh water. Older times because roads was unpaved and no vehicles, visitors to reach the home had to walk unpaved ways full of dust. After a long walk they were thirsty and mouth had an awful taste. What best than a spoon sweet to take this taste away and a glass of fresh water to clean the mouth. There are yummy. There are sweet. Very sweet because have the sweetness of the fruit and sugar.
5 days - 4 nights
Transportation: All transportation airport-hotel the day of arrival and hotel - airport the day of departure
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation at 4 bed villa / apartment
Full refrigerator for the breakfasts
Tours; 4 DAYS EXCLUSIVE CHARTERED vehicle with English speaking driver known the Cretan traditional cuisine, Culture and land. Daily excursions / visit of archaeological - historical sites, as well as homes, farms, women cooperatives
Escorted tour of KNOSSOS PALACE
Meals + drinks: All meals - lunch , dinner , snacks ( we call it meze ), traditional cookies , sweets , drinks ( home wine ,old home made wine , raki - Cretan snap , refreshments , fruit juices , bottled water - according to the program during your visit to the Cretan traditional gastronomic area .
Souvenir - gift from Crete.
Information - maps - daily service of our office from 08.00 h to 21.00 h including Saturdays and Sundays.
Tips, drinks out the program, anything not mentioned above
Program based on minimum 2 persons and it’s valid for periods:
Day 1. Arrival in Iraklion. Reception at Airport, transportation to the apartment. Settlement, Presentation of the program. Dinner at local restaurant with Cretan specialties.
Day 2. SPOON SWEETS: .Morning visit the palace of Knossos shop the ingredients needed and meet our house lady to drive us the secrets of spoon sweet making. Lunch at home. Later afternoon back to the apartment. Dinner at the apartment.
Day 3.MELOMAKAROUNA and KOURAMBIEDES. Very special and tasty cookies. We usually make the Christmas days. Lunch at the apartment. Dinner at local restaurant with variety of dishes
Day 4.Chortopitakia & Tyropitakia. Will go on a private home and the house lady will show the way of making it and of course eat them.
Day 5. Last day. The last taste of Crete. Loukoumades & Tiganites with honey and Petimezi (grape must syrup) with sesame. Transportation to the airport. End of services.
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