go veg
People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution. Others have made the switch because we want to preserve Earth’’s natural resources or because we’’ve always loved animals and are ethically opposed to eating them.

  14 days / 13 nights
Based on minimum 2 persons
Price per person: $5.555
Price includes:
Flight tickets for the connected flight by arrival to Greece ATHENS /THESSALONIKI:
13 nights hotel accommodation / double occupancy at 5***** & 4**** hotels
Icon painting  or woodcarving lessons
Unique escape from the daily routine… Combination of Cretan culture – nutrition – music and of course the Art of iconography the  wood sculpturing, or art of pottery making by well known Cretan artists…
12 days  -  11 nights
Price per person : 2.776,00 Euros  
A vegetarian diet is as good for humans’ health as it is for animals’. There is no nutritional need for humans to eat any animal product; all our dietary needs, even as infants and children, are best supplied by a meatless diet. The American Dietetic Association notes that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of many chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including heart disease, cancer, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.(1)
Easter eggs Easter in Greece
Highlights of the most important holiday of the year
It is difficult to describe the intense feeling of the Greek Easter. There are socially apparent and publicly displayed alterations of mood (from joyous to sad, from elegiac to ecstatic, from lyrical to plainly enjoying good company and food). There is a 50-day Lent preceding Easter, during the last week of which (the Holy Week) everyday life goes by in tune with the commemoration of the dramatic events described in the Christian scriptures. But that too is varied because of regional customs as well as pre-Christian seasonal ones – celebrating nature’s rebirth and the very date of the Equinox are not accidentally connected with Easter.
Of course, modernity and urbanization have changed the way Eastertime spirituality is being perceived. Most people nowadays are fasting only during the Holy Week; a lot do not fast; most will not follow the numerous special services performed at church during the entire Lent. Yet somehow, whether religious or not, people are indeed keen into participating into the event, in that it helps bringing communities together. An attempt to purge and revive one’s spirit are significant concepts that relate to observing the fasting – in secular terms, abstaining from animal products (in practice, a vegan diet except from seafood and honey) is more and more gaining grounds for the health-conscious. Finally, related activities in the open air and appreciation of nature in bloom are indispensable elements of Easter tradition for everybody. Paschalia (lilac) is the flower most symbolizing Easter, its name being another synonym for Easter in the Greek language. Pascha is the official name for Easter(passed on from the Hebrew word for Passover).
All kinds of seafood, grains, pulses and vegetable dishes become very widespread during Lent. Wine is an essential accompaniment in every case. It is not unlikely to be offered sesame-paste & sugar “halva” in the end of a meal, at homes or as a treat from a tavern proprietor.
Here are some of the most famous traditions connected to the season, both local and country-wide. They are all open for everyone to participate. Palm Sunday comes together with the delicate cross-like palm craftwork to be distributed around to people after the mass is finished. The fast is broken and fish gets in the table, some of the most delicious fish-based lunches reserved for this day all over Greece.
Lampada 225x300 Easter in Greece
Lampades (decorated candle stick), a gift for both grownups and children are found in an imaginative variety of themes these days – here are some more traditional ones: the ladybird (paschalitsa or little Easter lady) is a symbol of both Easter and springtime.
Shrove Thursday is a day to dye Easter eggs in the red color that symbolizes the event of Crucifixion, commemorated in a solemn atmosphere in churches later in the evening. Some prefer the traditional coloring extracted from onion peels and a special decoration technique using natural flowers and leaves.
Tsoureki Easter in Greece

Thursday is also the day for baking tsoureki (the spiced Easter bun) and found most famously in the city of Thessaloniki. Koulourakia (Easter cookies) are also common, especially in southern Greece. Together with tsoureki they are offered as a gift to friends and neighbors.
Good Friday is the first public holiday of the Easter season and a lot of city people travel to their place of origin or generally to the countryside. For those who opt to stay in cities, old-town areas and surrounding monasteries are popular locations for getting into Eastertime feeling. Connecting to one’s roots includes a visit to the graveyard to ornate a family tomb with spring flowers and light a candle in memory of the deceased.
Highlight of Holy Friday morning is the flowery decoration of the Epitaph or Epitafios, symbolizing the burial of Jesus. Usually it is an embroidered cloth with the scene of lamentation resting on a wooden miniature tomb.
Epitaphios 300x225 Easter in Greece
On Good Friday evening the Epitaphios (an embroidered cloth icon of the dead body of Christ, lying on a canopied table covered in flowers) leads a procession of people around the neighborhoods – the procession resembles one of an actual funeral. People hold brownish candles of mourning and chant one of the most moving lyrical verses of the ecclesiastical tradition. In islands and coastal areas, (often places with a great maritime heritage) the Epitaphios (gets carried into the sea and tours around harbors aboard little boats.
Corfu Jugs Easter in Greece
The first to break it is the city of Corfu: at 6 o’clock in the morning, the thunderous sounds and shouts coming from Panagia Xenon church “reproduce” the earthquake that the Bible describes to have happened after Jesus had died on the cross. Corfu is most well-known for the custom of the “War of the Jugs” or earthenware pots that are being thrown from the city’s balconies to celebrate the “First Resurrection” celebrated all over Greece on Saturday noon. The special pots (“botides”) are filled with water to produce a louder sound when shattered onto the medieval stone pavements.
TasteS of CRETE
Suitable: For vegetarian / vegan
We visit two places for wine tastings, both very different from each other. The wine tasting at the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives of Peza,

  One Day Cookery CourseFresh wild greens of Crete

One Day Cookery Course

A Greek Culinary Experience: Land food and wine Adventure!  Travel to Mythical Greece! One of the great food and wine regions of the world and Enjoy the Extraordinary Cuisine and award winning wines! Discover the wonderful vineyards of Northern Greece the wider Thessaloniki area,Central Greece and Mainland. Feel and taste few of the most famous wine labels in traditional family wineries.