Crete, an ancient and storied island, lies on the southern edge of the blue Aegean Sea between Europe, Asia and Africa. Its inhabitants are gifted with a warm and generous nature, and its beauty has excited and enchanted visitors down through history. Together, we will explore the southwestern part of this magical place, Crete, where a festival for all the senses awaits us.
The island’s breathtaking beauty is born of Mediterranean sun and sere landscapes of rock, cleaved by magnificent gorges cut deep into the sides of the island, jeweled with a wealth of fascinating indigenous flora and fauna.
Warm Mediterranean hospitality embraces us. The face of an ancient culture smiles at us, beautiful and mysterious, a culture which over the millennia has drawn from the wisdom, art and histories of three continents, whose delights include a marvellous Cretan cuisine, celebrating a bounty taken from both the sea and the land, bringing health to the body and filling the soul with delight.
Experience Crete differently!
Garden of the Senses
On a journey into the ethereal world of fragrances, we learn all about the production and use of plant essences and scented waters.
In Between Continents
We set sail! Magical boat trip to the island of Gavdos with a dream bath at Cape Tripiti, the southernmost point of Europe between Europe, Africa and Asia. Our boat is exclusively at our disposal and takes us to the most remote places of the legendary island of Calypso.
Join us for a magical walk out into the surrounding nature. On our way between stones and rocks through the Cretan Macchia we discover thyme in full bloom - getting enchanted by its magical beauty and aromatic scent.
Elixir of Beauty
News from the beehive: We learn a lot about honey and discover the benefits of the ancient but modern superfood from the cradle of Europe in a whole new way.
We discover the enchanting dune landscape of Frangokastello and listen to the soft whisper of the sand on the Orthi Ammos dune beach.
In the Herbal Kitchen
Crete's little herbology takes us into the world of culinary, medicinal and tea herbs:
- ▪ Herbal teas - infuse & enjoy
- ▪ Home-made extracts & balms
Summit Magic Pachnes
Through the unique mountain high desert of the White Mountains we hike through a breathtaking and stunning scenery to the top of Pachnes at 2454m to enjoy a full panorama view.
Experience the diversity of Cretan cuisine, which will not only delight your palate, but also your heart and soul. Discover the specialities of the famous Cretan diet. Taste, cook and enjoy!
On Ancient Paths
We hike on ancient paths through breathtaking and unique landscape of Sfakia.
We gather, celebrate and feast on organic Cretan wine, traditional food and Cretan live music. It’s a great opportunity to share our magical experiences!
In the Bakery
Sweet delicacies according to grandmother Anna's traditional recipe: We discover the miracle fruit carob - Crete’s unknown yet miraculous sweet superfood.
Magical Mystery Tour
Follow the tracks through the village on a playful treasure hunt: hidden places, winding alleys and secret signposts will lead you to the treasure.
Experience the diversity of marvellous Cretan cuisine, celebrating a bounty taken from both the sea and the land, bringing health to the body and filling the soul with delight.