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  • Closing Bid: 311,000 miles
  • Quantity: 1
Auction Start: Apr 23, 05:00 PM EST
Auction End: Jun 14, 03:00 PM EST ...OR LATER
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number 2282722
Location Crete, GR
Unique Bidders: 20
Number of Bids: 70 (Bid history)
Bid Increment: 1,000 miles
Opening Bid: 50,000 miles
Category: Travel
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This Oldways Crete Culinary Tour package includes:

  • A trip for two (2) on the Oldways Crete Culinary Tour, beginning in Heraklion and traveling to Chania, the two major cities of Crete, Greece. 

This trip starts on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and ends on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Your Crete culinary trip will include:

  • 7 nights on the fabulous island of Crete
  • A cooking class in Heraklion with James Beard award-winning chef Ana Sortun
  • A guided tour of Knossos and its spectacular palace
  • Visits to producers of honey, cheese, wine, and olive oil, with tastings
  • Guided visits to Chania's food market
  • Visits to small villages, meeting producers of artisanal products
  • Cooking demonstrations in both Heraklion and Chania by Greek chefs, with chef Ana Sortun and cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi assisting
  • Wonderful meals featuring the traditional foods and ingredients of Crete—in seaside trattorias, in mountain restaurants, and in Heraklion and Chania

Join Oldways, James Beard award-winning chef Ana Sortun, and award-winning cookbook author and cooking teacher Aglaia Kremezi in Crete! Experience firsthand why Crete is known for its rich history and heritage, its splendid cuisine that is the foundation of the Mediterranean Diet, and its strikingly beautiful landscape.

You'll be based in the two major cities of Crete—Heraklion and Chania—both wonderful and very different. You'll venture into the mountains and visit small villages, monasteries, organic farms, wineries, and pottery workshops, as well as producers of cheese, honey, and olive oil. You will have a guided tour of the world-class archaeological site of Knossos, which was the capital of the powerful Minoan civilization almost 4,000 years ago. And, of course, you'll have wonderful cooking demonstrations by Ana, Aglaia, and a few of Aglaia's favorite Cretan chefs. 

*This week-long tour includes: Most meals (all breakfasts, all lunches except one, and four dinners out of seven are included as part of the program), hotel accommodations for 7 nights, and tour activities.

*Participants meet in Heraklion to start the trip on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Participants make their own arrangements for airfare (fly into Heraklion and out of Chania, OR in and out of Heraklion) and transportation to/from the airport.

For more information on this Oldways Crete Culinary Tour, click here.  

All attending guests must be at least 21 years of age or older in order to participate in this package. This experience includes hotels, all trip activities, transport to/from activities, and most meals. Exact activities/schedule on the tour may be subject to change under Oldways discretion. *The three dinners NOT included in this trip are on the following dates: October 23 in Heraklion, October 24 in Chania, and October 26 in Chania. The one lunch NOT included is on October 25 in Chania. 

This experience does not include airfare going to and from the start and end cities/locations or transportation to/from the airport or any other meals or activities outside of the Oldways Crete Culinary Tour. The attending guests are responsible for making their own arrangements for airfare and transportation to/from the airport at the beginning and end of the tour. 

Hotel rooms included in the Oldways Crete Culinary Tour are double-occupancy standard rooms only. Upgrades are subject to hotel availability, are not guaranteed, and if any upgrade or room change is permitted, the incurred cost will be the attending guests' responsibility for payment. Each hotel stay as part of this trip (Megaron Hotel, Minoa Palace) does not include costs for additional food and beverage, spa treatments, gym fees, or any other optional activities offered outside of the tour. All participants must provide a valid credit card for security. Any additional purchases separate to this SkyMiles Experiences package is at the sole cost and responsibility of the winning bidder.

Transportation to and from the winning bidder's city is not included in this package. Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package. Subject to all rules, policies, terms, and conditions found in the SkyMiles Experiences User Agreement.