Full-Day Excursion to Zaros + Private Cooking Class.
What you did right:
Your guide Dimitra, our driver Adonis and the cooking class experience were fantastic
A moving experience to visit The monastery of St Anthony at Vrondisi and the Venetian Adam and Eve Fountain! Dimitra Pilarinou, was outstanding in describing the importance of the monastery in the resistance from the Turks, the beauty of the frescoes, and the Cretan school of painters. A most stop on our way to Zaros village where we had our cooking lesson.
We stopped briefly at lake in Zaros to meet our contact who guided us to Zaros village and the cooking class.
The class was outstanding! We were greeted by the husband and wife cooking team who prepared a beautiful table with fresh juices and Cretan sweets to welcome us, a great pick me up after our long trip. Each one of us received a traditional Cretan apron with our names embroidered! A very sweet touch! During the next several hours, we learned to make many traditional Cretan dishes – we worked as a team and learned a lot! At the end we had a fantastic feast of stuffed vegetables, Greek salad, lamb and goat stew, stuffed grape leaves and Cretan wine. For desert we had orange cake and all sort of candied fruits.
As we were saying our goodbyes, we received a beautiful goodie bag with homemade olive oil, raki, rusk and all our recipes!
This is a must experience! A magical place
What you need to improve:
Context Itinerary was not well put together. Same copy was copied and paste everyday.
Why was the same location photo used every day? And where was that photo taken? Dimitra had provided day trip photos on her original proposal that could have been used. My kids have not seent he original proposal and having photos of the places we were going could have been helpful
The Transfer to Samaria Gorge via Sfakia + boat instructions were left out. Yiannis the driving company was kind enough to print a copy of the instructions for us.
The itinerary going forward should be done with the in-land guide to be sure all information is included.
Jun. 30, 2021