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Cretan Thyme

Lastros Village, Lasithi Mesa, Crete 72057, Greece
+30 694 521 0972
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Cretan life at Easter

Tally & Christos, and all their friends and family treated me like family, as I experienced both... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
RunninOnCoffee
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Memorable holiday and delicious tastes

An introduction to Crete through learning how to cook some of their healthy and delicious dishes... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2015
Asma2010
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Amman, Jordan
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Discover the secrets and joys of cooking delicious local dishes, using fresh seasonal ingredients in a relaxed and fun way. Our cooking lessons are designed for those who love good food, wine, good company and nature as much as we do!Key feature of the Cretan diet is the high consumption of extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil has monounsaturated fatty acids, which decrease blood cholesterol levels and protect from cancer (Simopoulos & Robinson, 1998) and cell degeneration, due to its Ω-3 (linolenic) and Ω-6 (linoleic) fatty acids, concentration of vitamins E and A and more than 600 antioxidative substances.Wine consumption is protects against cancer and degenerative diseases and can decrease mortality rates from coronary diseases by 15 to 60% (Cordon 1983, Rimm 1991).
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7 May 2016
“Cretan life at Easter”
22 Jul 2015
“Memorable holiday and delicious tastes”
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Lastros Village, Lasithi Mesa, Crete 72057, Greece
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Tally & Christos, and all their friends and family treated me like family, as I experienced both Cretan life and Easter traditions. Over the course of a week I learned to cook traditional Easter foods like Kalitsounia (sweet cheese pies) from an excellent and lovely...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

An introduction to Crete through learning how to cook some of their healthy and delicious dishes has been an experience that I will definitely remember for a long time to come. And to add flavor to the holiday meeting and making friends with warm and...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

What a wonderful week at Cressa Ghitonia with Cretan Thyme in Crete! The location was perfect, peaceful, relaxing and rejuvenating. The hotel was everything I could have hoped for and more; great food, relaxed environment, fabulous staff, incredible spa with the best masseuse, and of...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

I consider myself a traveller rather than a tourist, and when I travel I look always to be with the locals and doing what the locals do, rather than going with the crowd. I have been very lucky than in most of my travels I...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

In the beautiful, authentic village of Lastros, you will find Cretan Thyme, a cooking school housed in a picturesque stone villa, directed by Christos & Tally. With genuine surroundings, atmosphere, cooking and hospitality, nothing more can be asked for. A True Cretan experience! The only...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Tally and Christos are providing a home hospitality and cooking tuition venture which aims to give guests and students a taste of authentic Cretan cuisine and hospitality. They have a comfy double room and a twin room in a beautiful traditional Cretan village, and access...More

Thank Martin H
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