Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries

In business since 2009

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CCS organizes eco-agritourism programs for small groups covering Crete's culture, nature, sustainable organic agriculture and cuisine. CCS is an internationally acclaimed responsible travel program.

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Elounda Post #138
Elounda, Crete
TK72053 Greece

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Ecological/Environmental Impact

MEDASH has implemented numerous community projects in sustainable tourism and agriculture through training local farmers to shift to organic techniques, designing and operating complete sustainable farms (including water recycling and waste), as well as implementing pesticide-free landscapes for major hotel groups throughout Greece. Our classes are limited to 8 people. Accommodation is in a small village in central Crete owned by a local organic olive grower. Organic farms nearby are our classroom.

Sociological Impact

Our objective is to introduce our students to real Crete. We do that by introducing them to the people who live here who are dedicated to the preservation of their culture and traditional trades.

Economic Impact

We not only pay our local partners well above the average salary they would make in unsustainable tourism positions, but we also provide resources for continuing education and promotion of their work (see Terra Madre on www.slowfood.com). We also promote the formation of new cooperatives.

Best Practices

By providing visitors with the whole picture of Crete, as it was and as it is now, our local partners have the opportunity to share their skills and rekindle visitor interest in what their ancestors stood for: a great respect for their culture and natural resources.

3 most popular Trips (out of 3 total)

CCS Seminar Celebrating Biodiversity

CCS Seminar Celebrating Biodiversity

Crete, Greece for 6 Days • from €1,490* per person

Operator: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries

Offered May: A 6-day program designed for serious enthusiasts of archaeology, traditional organic agriculture, culture,cuisine and outdoor adventures. Explore Crete's cultural and natural treasures with resident specialists. Freshand local cuisine (organic whenever possible) is on the menu. Our… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Simple
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

Discover a taste of Crete's fascinating cultural and culinary heritage

Discover a taste of Crete's fascinating cultural and culinary heritage

Heraklion, Greece for 2 Days • from €290* per room

Operator: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries

Offered May, June: Enjoy private guided tours of ancient sites,historic villages, an organic winery and organic vegetable garden. Savor wonderful fresh and local cuisine along theway. This program is limited to 12 attendees, providing a unique opportunity to discover… more

Exertion level:
5/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

Historic Food and Wine Routes

Historic Food and Wine Routes

Heraklion, Greece for 8 Days • from €2,200* per person

Operator: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries

Offered June: A fantastic 8-day program designed for professional researchers and serious enthusiasts of archaeology,agroecology, botany and cuisine. Explore Crete's cultural and natural treasures with resident specialists.  Enjoy lowand medium-level hiking during the journey, just as our ancestors… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Simple
Max group size: 10 people
Must form your own group? No

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