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Private Honey Tasting at StathakisFamily

Crete

Chania

Duration

1 h
50 m

Availability

Up to 7 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 7 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Our family’s legacy in beekeeping traces back to 1963 when our patriarch, Stelios Stathakis, initiated our journey by acquiring our first beehives, marking the onset of a fruitful endeavor. Over the years, fueled by an unwavering dedication and a profound love for beekeeping, our familial enterprise seamlessly transitioned across generations, upholding the tradition with the same fervor and conscientiousness. Nestled amidst the unique topography of our island home, we count ourselves immensely privileged.

Enter the realm of the StathakisFamily Cretan Honey Experience—an immersive odyssey that promises an unparalleled venture into the enchanting world of bees and the craft of producing authentic Cretan honey.

Within our domain, visitors are invited to delve into the rich tapestry of Cretan honey production, unraveling the intricate methods employed for its cultivation, extraction, and the integral role bees play within our ecosystem. With a lineage steeped in honey-making heritage, StathakisFamily takes immense pride in imparting our accumulated wisdom and unyielding passion for this natural nectar to our esteemed guests.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Indulge in our exclusive Private Honey Tasting Experience, complemented by a delightful array of traditional Cretan finger foods and an unexpected culinary delight, crafted collaboratively by our honey expert and a distinguished 5-star chef.

Curious about the taste of honey? Wondering what pairs perfectly with this golden elixir? Eager to discover the myriad benefits of authentic honey? These are just a few of the inquiries awaiting exploration within our comprehensive Honey Experience package, expertly paired with the delectable flavors of our specially curated Cretan appetizer platter.

Our renowned “honey tasting” method, rooted in the ‘Honey Aroma and Tasting Wheel’ and honey color chart, meticulously evaluates three key parameters:

  • Color
  • Aroma
  • Taste

Throughout the tasting journey, we delve into the unique characteristics of Cretan honey, intricately intertwined with our region’s microclimate, harvesting conditions, and the diverse botanical origins of authentic honey.

Immerse yourself in a guided honey tasting session featuring five distinct honey samples, expertly guided by our seasoned connoisseurs. Capture your impressions in your personal aroma and taste passport, as you explore the nuances of each varietal.

What’s included in this exclusive experience?

  • Engage with our experts as you follow along the interactive wall, embarking on an engaging journey through the world of bees, from their inception to the creation of their exquisite products.
  • Delight in the guided tasting of five handpicked honey varieties, noting your observations in your personal tasting passport.
  • Indulge in a bespoke selection of sophisticated appetizers, each meticulously crafted with a unique type of honey, elevating your tasting experience to new heights.
  • Receive a special gift of your choosing to commemorate your visit.
  • Conclude your experience with a choice of premium coffee, served to perfection.

Additional information:

  • Our honey tasting samples are provided for personal use, individually packaged, and accompanied by disposable and biodegradable tasting materials.
  • Printed informational materials are available in English.
  • Enhance your experience by opting for Apitherapy at an additional cost.

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Optional Services

Once you complete your checkout with Gastronomy Tours, you can book your Car Rental or Transfer Services through our partners. Information you will find on the confirmation email.

Important Notice

Inside our Honey Experience Hall, pets are not allowed but an external designated area is available for your little friends.

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Greek, English

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