Live Like a Local AT ALIANTHOS GARDEN HOTEL

Dance, cook and experience the authentic, real and beautiful CRETE!

(17.10.22 - 23.10 & 24.10.22 - 30.10.22)

During this unique week, you will learn about the culture, history, myths and legends of the original Crete and be able to feel the genuine “filoxenia” (hospitality) of the local people. You will see and smell the aromatic wild herbs and plants of Crete up close.
The Cretans are famous for their vitality and longevity. It is not for nothing that the Cretan cuisine is one of the healthiest in the world. Our Greek products take center stage in an unforgettable cooking experience, where you have the opportunity to prepare some Cretan specialties yourself.
During this special week we will take part in one hands-on cooking class, we will learn about olive oil production, its history, and its role in Mediterranean cuisine. We will visit local producers as well as an olive oil factory, taste amazing Cretan wines at a winery - accompanied with cheese - and gain new knowledge about herbs, trees and plants in the little paradise of a botanical garden in southern Crete.

Monday - Secrets of olive oil : An authentic olive oil mill tour in the south of Crete. Our guests will discover the history of high-quality olive oil-making process by visiting an olive oil grove, a factory and a museum.

Tuesday - Greek Spirit Tasting & Greek Live Music : A tasting experience organized at the hotel regarding our most famous Greek drinks. The participants will get the opportunity to enjoy 6 different products along with an insight in the history and the production processes. Afterwards there will be Greek live music to dance sirtaki together!

Wednesday - All about milk : A journey from the sheep’s to the Cretan cheese: milking, processing, creating one of the most popular Cretan products. During visiting a traditional goat farm as well as a cheese factory our guests have the chance to experience first-hand all those steps.

Thursday - Cooking Experience : Our guests will be carried away by our awarded Chef Sotiris Diogos into the culinary world of Greek cuisine! With the directions of our Chef the guests will prepare 3 traditional dishes. The self-prepared lunch will be accompanied by Cretan wines.

Friday - Herbs, spices and homemade bread : Take the unique chance to create your own bread in a traditional Cretan wood-fired oven with the guidance of grandmother "Giagia". Followed by a visit in a botanical garden, the participants will explore the naturals wonders of Crete's flora and the aromas of local herbs. Are you ready to try local specialties?

Saturday - Greek Wine Tasting: A first dive into the world of Greek wines, their history and production process is awaiting our guests in our hotel bar. Enjoy 6 different wines from Cretan varieties and wineries, accompanied by local "mezedaki"-appetizers.

Sunday - Discovering Wine : Would you like to learn more about Greek wines and varieties? After a walk in the mystical gorge of Agios Antonis, our guests will enjoy a traditional lunch at Drimos Taverna. We give our guests the opportunity to learn about the wine-making process at the Kourkoulou winery, to taste the aromas of Cretan varieties while experiencing authentic Greek hospitality.

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Autumn Offer 2022

Autumn Offer 2022

Experience the authentic Cretan hospitality with us and take advantage of our Limited Time Offer.
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