Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries - vacations and travel

Historic Food and Wine Routes


from €2,200* per person 8 Days June
Simple accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries 10 people max
  • Heraklion, greece
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
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 low
and medium-level hiking during the journey, just as our ancestors traveled. Stay in lodging in the regions we will
explore to support community-based sustainable tourism. Discover a taste of Crete’s fascinating heritage while
supporting important grassroots initiatives of the present. Our professionally guided tours, presentations and hikes
are private and customized for our small group of 12 attendees.

Program Highlights :


*  Join resident licensed historians for private tours of the Historic Sites of Knossos, Festos and Gortyna
*  Join Professor Donald Haggis at the archaeological site of Azoria where excavation work is in progress

Music:  Visit the Labyrinth Traditional Musical Instrument Museum and enjoy casual local musical performances

Traditional Cuisine:  Dinners and demos featuring regional specialties from wild and cultivated sources. Crete is
the original location for Mediterranean Diet studies. The CCS team of resident specialists will cover this in detail

Organic Wine:  Visit several gorgeous organic vineyards for presentations on indigenous varietals

Botany and Geology:  Explore Crete's beautiful and wild countryside with resident ecologists

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Special information

  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.


Days 1 and 2:  Heraklion Area, North-Central Crete
A taste of Minoan culture, traditional music, botany, organic food and wine.

Days 3 to 5: South-Central Region and Coast
Visit the ancient sites of Festos and Gortyna, organic farms and a fantastic organic winery.

Days 6 to 8:  Eastern Mountains and Coast
Explore the Azoria Project, an archaeological site- excavation in progress, and other historic sites, farms, vineyards
and hamlets with Professor Donald Haggis and the research team.

Day 9:  Travel day. 

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