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Heraklion Area: Kneading Bread and Tour of Arolithos Museum

Product ID: 94977
Enjoy a bread making course at a traditional Cretan village under the tutelage of a master bread maker. Learn the tricks to kneading dough, what ingredients to use to make the perfect bread and once you have baked it, you can take it home to enjoy.
About this activity
Duration: 120 minutes
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English, Greek
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  • Learn how to knead bread
  • Take a trip to a Museum
  • Eat lovely bread, cheese, olives and olive oil
  • Enjoy a private experience
Full description
Start your day of fun at the Arolithos Traditional Cretan village. Upon your arrival, you will be met by the warm and welcoming staff with a serving of traditional raki and nuts. As you enjoy your local delicacies, your friendly staff will give you a run-down of the day's activities. 

Kneading bread is one of the most important processes in making bread. It is required to mix the ingredients and add strength to the final product. During your course, you will learn how to mix the correct quantity of flour and water and make your own delicious bread to eat and share with your friends. 

During your course, you will learn to knead bread under the tutelage of a master baker, the end result being baked in a traditional oven. You will also take a visit to the Museum of Rural History and Folk Craft and watch a slide presentation related to the production of wheat and olive oil. During your day, you will also get to have a stop at a traditional coffee shop for a relaxing beverage break. 

At the end of the day, your freshly baked bread will be delivered to you with an assortment of tasty cheeses, olives and olive oil for you to enjoy. 
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Private tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Meeting point

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, 11th klm old way Heraklion to Rethymnon , Tillisos, 71500

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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Great experience learning how to make 3 different types of Cretan bread, and the recipes to take away afterwards. It wasn't as completely hands on as I would have liked, but I still managed to try kneading the breads too, and had some tasty food to eat afterwards, so enjoyable overall! I finished my day with a Greek coffee, cheese and olive oil in the coffee shop with my fresh baked bread. The trip also included history of Crete and how people used to live, including the museum. Not being a fan of museums I wasn't excited to do this part, but actually I really enjoyed learning about how people used to live only a few decades ago, really interesting. Would recommend this experience.

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February 10, 2020

If you want a real immersive experience into Cretan culture, look no further! Loved listening to this women speak of their history and the symbolism surrounding symbols and traditions. The entire experience was like going back in time. Truly transportive! Fabulous bread and hands-on bread activity, and fantastically learned people who make you feel like a long lost relation coming home instead "just another tourist." This is a must-go for anyone in the area! And don't forget to hang out in the coffee shop with the locals!

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January 2, 2020

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