Discover Cretan gastronomy

4 days in Milia Mountain Retreat with Natour Lab

 

1st day

Welcome.

Evening briefing.

Dinner at Milia restaurant.

First night in Milia Mountain Retreat.

2nd day

Breakfast

09.30 Join the guided morning hike in the trails of Milia and enjoy the sea view.

Free Time- Resting

13:00 Lunch at Milia restaurant.

16.00 Participate in our evening Cooking Workshop.

Introduction to seasonal cooking and the culture of the Cretan gastronomy.

Experiential workshop of a seasonal 5-dish menu.

Around the monastery table of Milia and everybody’s participation, we mix our ingredients, creating unique tasteful combinations inspired by traditional recipes.

19.30 Dinner with local wine.

3rd day

Breakfast

10.30 We pick up our natural food supplies from the Milia organic garden.

11.00- 14.00 Participate in our morning Cooking Workshop. Introduction and Workshop of everyday food production.

Based on our ingredients (flour, olive oil, vegetables, cheese, fruit and eggs) we examine their cultivation, their nutritional value and processing while performing some recipes (kalitsounia).

We pack our food supplies and off we  go…

14.30 Excursion to Kedrodasos – Elafonisi by minivan.

Free Time – Swimming – Resting at the beach.

16.30 Outdoor lunch. (We savour the snacks and the dishes we have prepared in the morning).

19.00 Return back to Milia Mountain Retreat.

20.30 Dinner at Milia restaurant

4th day

Breakfast

09.00 Departure for a local honeybee garden.

In situ presentation of the beehive and the special handling of the bees (protective equipment provided). We taste  thyme honey and pollen and enjoy the most healthy brunch; local herb tea with honey, sesame bar with honey, rakomelo (honey based alcohol shot) and season fruit.

11.45 Have a visit at a local Winery and Olive mill

We have a tour around the facilities while we learn about the charming process of  winemaking and olive oil. We taste authentic wines and extra virgin olive oil  with a snack.

14.30 We start all together the preparation of the Cretan style barbeque. We taste the local meat with cretan style fried potatoes, fresh seasonal salads, homemade mustards and local bottled wine.

18.30 Return back to Milia Mountain Retreat.

5th day

Breakfast

Departure

Price per person 690€

Price includes:

  • 4 overnights in Milia Mountain Retreat with breakfast

  • 2 cooking workshops

  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 BBQ with wine (one bottle for two persons)

  • all transfers and tours

  • all snacks and drinks in the honeybee garden and the winery

* in a double room (+150€ for single occupancy)

* All workshops and guidance is in English

* Persons per Group: 6-12 adults

* Please let us know if there is any kind of allergies or other special diet requests.

We recommend to wear or have with you long pants and socks with closed shoes for the honey bee garden visit.The upper body protection will be given by us.

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND

 

For more info, reservations & different dates requests please contact: info@milia.gr