Vatos Village, Rethimnon, Greece
+30 6940 271732
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Traditional Village Bakery Class & Tour / including lunch

Visit the traditional village of Vatos in Crete and enjoy your day learning the art of baking bread, spend some time among the village residents and satisfy your appetite with a home made lunch at Cretan Spiti in the heart of the village. Experience the traditional Cretan art of baking, the culture, the Greek way of life.

Operates every day from January 1st to December 31st

Duration of the Bakery Class & the village tour: 10:15 - 14:00

Lunch at the Cretan Spiti: 14:00 - 16:00

This activity is a combination of a traditional baking class and an experience of the village way of life. Here at Vatos Village, we equip our potential or experienced "bakers" with the tools that they need in order to create delicious village bread. We will focus on mastering the fundamentals as well as discussing traditional techniques as we practice making our bread on our stone mill and wood ovens. Your instructor and host is the best around: Talented and exceptionally passionate about the craft of baking, she is more than excited to to pass along her tips, recipe and enthusiasm.

The activity takes place at Vatos Village, where you must arrive at approx. 10:15am. You will be taken to the house of Eleftheria (our host), who will greet you with a traditional treet and make you feel welcomed and part of her family. We will then be taken to a specially arranged cooking spot in order to start our baking lesson, and specifically with the kneading of the bread dough, an approximately 1-hour process. When we have finished, the dough is left to rest for approx. 45', during which time our village tour takes place. We get to see the Village school, the traditional village water faucets, the raki cauldron and "Grandma's" traditional kitchen. By the time we return, it will be time to continue with our baking lesson and to shape the bread into its final form. This step takes approx. 1,5 hours and when we are done, the bread in left in the oven for approx. 45 minutes.   

When the baking process comes to an end (at approx. 14:00hrs), we will head towards Cretan Spiti where its owner will invite you into its premises and create a unique family atmosphere. You will first taste your freshly baked bread and enjoy the outcome of your lesson. Our hostess will also teach you about Cretan culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. Lunch will be served with all the dishes made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine…and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local. The experience will come to an end at approx. 16:00hrs.

    • Cretan Spiti Bakery class
    • Lunch at Vatos Village - house wine, drinks, soft drinks are free.
    • VAT and all legal taxes included

    • Transfers to and from Vatos Village and your hotel's location (extra charge)
    • Anything that is not specified in the program as included.

 

Menu

SKORDOU LAKOUS
CRETAN DAKOS (ALSO CALLED "KOUKOUVAGIA", WHICH MEANS "OWL")
SMALL CHEESE PIES
TOMATO SALAD OR BOILED VEGETABLES
ROOSTER WITH WINE AND NOODLES

2021-2022 Adult Child 4-13,99years old
Traditional Village Bakery Class & Tour (lunch included)  70€ 35€ 
     
Optional Supplements per reservation    
Privacy assured 200€  


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We accept VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners & Discover. Payments are taken securely online through Viva Payments services.

Upon receiving the online payment notification, which will be send via e-mail, you would be redirected to Viva Payments's site where you can make your payment. At present, all payments are in Euros.

For Bank Transfer payments:

For Bank Transfer payments:

Name: Blue Pack Ltd

Account Number: 89022046887

Bank Name: Bank of Piraeus

IBAN: GR6001720890005089022046887

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please email your SENDER'S FIRST and LAST NAME, SENDER'S ADDRESS and COUNTRY, and SENDER'S PHONE NUMBER to: info@cretanspiti.com after you send your payment through Wire Transfer.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you at our home.
+30 6940 271732
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