11 – 18 October 2022
2-9 May and 10-17 October 2023
Our Flavours of Crete Week is a celebration of the senses, a journey through the authentic components of the island’s healthy Mediterranean diet in a feast of the finest food and drink.
We will be highlighting the provenance of the food and showing why the island’s wonderful culinary offering is considered the healthiest on earth, what gives the Cretan people their famous vitality and longevity, how to boost your immune system and enjoy tasty dishes made of seasonal, organic ingredients, with delicious “foodie” twists and flavours at every step of the way.
During the week we will enjoy two hands-on cooking classes where we will learn how to prepare some Cretan specialities, we will learn about the olive oil production, its history and its role in the Mediterranean cuisine, we will visit artisan producers, the local farmers market, we will call in at a winery and taste amazing Cretan wines paired with cheese and discover a little paradise of endemic and self sown Cretan and Mediterranean herbs, trees and plants at the Botanical Gardens of Crete.
Coupled with that, we will meet producers and restaurateurs who have, like the Mistral, been awarded the Cretan Quality Agreement mark as champions of the island’s cuisine and culinary traditions, sourcing local produce, exclusive use of extra virgin olive oil and traditional Cretan cooking. In addition, we will dine in the Mistral hotel restaurant where the emphasis is on “homegrown, home-made,” Cretan dishes.
A highlight of the week sees guests enjoy an excursion to one of the fabulous beaches for a refreshing swim before heading to a fishermen village to enjoy a sumptuous fish lunch centred on the famed Kakavia fish soup, which we will learn how to cook.
There will be a special gift bag to take away with you at the end of your stay with a bottle of our finest extra virgin olive oil, plus a jar of our olives, and a recipe book of our favourite dishes so you can recreate them once you get home. Flavours of Crete is a mouth-watering opportunity to sample, savour and learn more about Cretan food and drink and, perhaps, kick start a healthy, savoury and immune boosting diet to follow for life.
Our new Flavours of Crete week runs from October 11, 2022 but rest assured – as well as enjoying the best of Cretan cuisine and learning how to cook some of our dishes, there will also be plenty of time to relax by the pools, enjoy our spa facility or visit the Venetian harbour town of Chania.
|Flavours of Crete Week Dates and Prices|
|11-18 October 2022||1239€||1400€|
|2-9 May 2023||1358€||1526€|
|10-17 October 2023||1358€||1526€|
All repeat guests will receive a 5% discount on accommodation. The price includes Chania airport transfer, single accommodation in double or twin rooms, 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners (with wine and coffee), four lunches, one wine tasting with snacks and all transportation. The price does not include flights or travel insurance.