Cretan cuisine is famous for its taste and healthy nutrition. Would you like to learn how to prepare delicious Cretan dishes in the traditional way? Join us in this amazing cooking workshop and learn how to prepare and create these traditional recipes.
Arolithos is a unique private Cretan village. It is a family business, run with great passion and love for Cretan tradition. Its goal is to present Cretan tradition, the customs and habits of the region and the architecture and values of Cretan people to visitors and preserve these for future generations.
Arolithos means “a rock’s hole gathering and conserving rainwater”. The village has taken that symbolic name because it encompasses and conserves the traditional ways and rural beauty of Crete. Through its wide range of activities, visitors can escape the present and travel back to the past.
Built on the slope of a mountain, amidst the wild Cretan landscape, the village is a feast for the eyes, evoking memories from the past and images of generations past and their way of living, while revealing the simplicity and beauty of old times to younger generations.
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The visitors learn how to prepare a feast of the richer main dishes of Crete, such as tender pork in wine sauce and lamb with green string beans, as well as the more complex but also superbly delicious stuffed summer vegetables (rice and a selection of herb filled tomatoes, peppers, aubergines or gourgettes). Also dishes like stuffed vine leaves, ntakos (barley rusks topped with tomato, feta and oregano), tzatziki (a dip made of salted yoghurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil) and sarikopites (a pie made of dough, goat's cheese and honey). At the end, they taste the product of their effort and receive a copy of the recipe to keep.
The group is accompanied by an English speaking member of our personnel in traditional dress. Free entrance to the Arolithos Museum of Rural History and Popular art is included.