Vatos Village, Rethimnon, Greece
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Measures against COVID-19


Dear Clients, Partners and Colleagues

After the COVID-19 virus' rapid outbreak, our company, respecting our employees, clients and business partners, has decided that, from now on and until further notice, our offices will operate on specific working hours with skeleton staff.The operation hours are between 10:00 and 14:00 and you can contact us in our phone number +30 2109793500 and +30 6936052829. 

All our employees have remote access to their email accounts, so you can contact them.

Hoping to a quick resolve of this unprecedented crisis,

Thank you for your understanding!

Orancon Group Team



Welcome to Cretan Spiti

where the preservation of the cultural physiognomy of Cretan folk traditions is our main objective.


We aim to preserve the culture, ethics and Cretan traditions which are the inherent parts of spirituality of our island.


We use Authentic Cretan products, we live our lives in the traditional Cretan manner, we uphold our ways in an Genuine Cretan style.


We are based in Vatos Village, in the heart of the island, where Cretan ethics and traditions are maintained in the everyday life of its people.

Check Our Tours & Activities

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What is Cretan Spiti

Folk tradition of Crete constitutes an inexhaustible contemporary cultural entity with customs, materials, spiritual features and ancient habits that have formed the core of the modern Cretan life over the years. Despite the fact that the large urban centres of Crete inevitably lead the pace of a modern, technocratic and cosmopolitan way of life, they still preserve those elements which constitute the cultural physiognomy of Cretan folk traditions.

In fact, the majority of the inhabitants of Crete, particularly those who live in villages of the inland, uphold these customs and traditions. One of these Villages, located close to the heart of Crete near Rethymno, is “Vatos” and it is relatively easy to say that life in this village, stills upholds the standards of the traditional Cretan way of life. Here is also where we find our “Cretan Spiti”, which retains its authentic connotation and in its own way, (starting 2016) bears the flag on the on-going “battle” for the preservation of Cretan tradition.

The “Cretan Spiti” is an old traditional house in the heart of Vatos Village, which was loved and maintained by its original owners for many years. The Spiti (which means house) was well known in the vast area and it led an authentic, yet quiet life. However, the ongoing struggle in Crete to preserve heritage and to adapt it to contemporary life preventing it from fading and becoming extinct, urged the owners, to hand over its torch to the management of the ever-growing “Greek Spiti”, in order to utilize everything that the house stood for and to use it to teach visitors from all over the world what Cretan life is really about. Therefore, since 2016, life in Vatos Village changed and the “Cretan Spiti”, following a necessary renovation and through its tours and activities, opened its door and heart to “outsiders”, welcoming them into its premises and inviting them to become part of one big family, the authentic and traditional “Cretan Spiti”.


Meet Our Team

We will do our best to welcome you at our Cretan Spiti and make you feel like a member of our family.

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Stratis & Giorgos



Sales & Marketing Manager


Hostess / Cook of Cretan Spiti


Cretan Spiti Maintenance
Haris Grigorakis

Haris Grigorakis

Cretan Spiti Team


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What Our Guests Said

  • We had an amazing time. Everything was so well organized. We learned so much during our step by step preparation and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this for a special experience in Crete.

    Samantha Robinson - USA
  • What a great way to learn about the island and culture, while having fun with a group of random people. Our host was fabulous and the food was delicious.

    Stefan Schenker - Germany
  • Absolutely awesome! This was one of the highlights of our trip. My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful cooking class and learned about Crete from our local host. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Crete.

    Maria Rodriquez - USA
  • Perfetto!! We had an amazing time. We learned what it is like to live as a native and receive Greek hospitality. It is just what we were looking for.

    Mario Mateo - Italy

Some Of Our Suggestions

Have a look at some of our tours and activities, which are guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience.

Quick Contact

Please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you at our home.
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