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Tour and Honey Tasting Seminar at StathakisFamily

Crete

Chania

Duration

1 h

Availability

Up to 6 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 6 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

Join us for an enlightening journey into the world of honey with the StathakisFamily Honey Tasting Seminar & Tour led by our esteemed honey expert. What does honey taste like? Most would offer simple descriptors like ‘sweet’, ‘toffee-like’, or ‘caramel’, but the truth is far more nuanced. As our expert would tell you, the answer is: “Which honey?” Each varietal boasts a unique profile, ranging from warm and fresh to floral, fruity, and even woody.

At StathakisFamily, we employ a world-recognized method of honey tasting based on the ‘Honey Aroma and Tasting Wheel’ and honey color chart. This process meticulously evaluates three fundamental parameters: Color, Aroma, and Taste. We delve into the special characteristics of Cretan honey, intricately linked to our region’s microclimate, harvesting conditions, and botanical origins.

Embark on an experiential honey tasting of five distinct samples guided by our experts, as you explore the complexities and nuances of each varietal. Your journey includes:

Accompanying our experts as you traverse an interactive wall, delving into the fascinating world of bees from their humble beginnings to the production of their exquisite products.

Engaging in a guided honey tasting session featuring five handpicked honey products, where you’ll record your observations in your personal passport of taste and aromas.

Immerse yourself in this captivating experience, where education meets indulgence, and discover the rich tapestry of flavors that Cretan honey has to offer.

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