For most of us, bread is something out of a bag that can be found in a supermarket's bakery. But what if you had the chance to learn the ancient art of bread making? In this workshop, visitors get to knead and bake their own bread, as well as learn about the traditions of wheat and olive oil production.
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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- This tour is provided by Arolithos Traditional Village. Cancellation deadline is 72 hours prior to the tour date
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Visitors will follow the master baker's instructions in preparing and kneading the dough, make bread and bake it. While bread is being baked, the guests will learn about the traditions of wheat and olive oil making, and enjoy a drink and treat at the traditional kafeneion (coffee shop), the focal point of all rural life in older times. In the end, the baked bread will be delivered and sampled along with cheese, olives and olive oil.
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.