Greektaste.Freshtaste.Vegtaste

The Art of Greek Vegetarian & Vegan Lifestyle

 

 

Paleologos travel services Vegetarian way provides unique vacation adventures of food, wine and cooking classes in Crete. We enjoy excellent traditional memorable meals in private homes, local restaurants and beautiful settings, with local home made good wine and joyful company. This is at the heart of what a Paleologos food vacation and cooking lessons is all about.

Our mission is to offer the best possible combination of culinary knowledge and travel organization in order to provide you with the best culinary tours to Crete. We invite you to explore the regional cuisine, utilize the local fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables, spices, to fill you with fine foods, great company and the vibrant warmth of the Cretan sunshine.

All of our culinary tours include the very best regional cuisine. Each program includes excursions to well-known and undiscovered areas including open markets and villages that are rich in culture and connected to the local people. 

Our cooking programs take you into the life of Cretan people and their passion for food and wine. Every cooking experience is an adventure for the eyes, ears, nose, palate and soul. 

Our leader’s experience and passion for food and wine sparked him to pursue the idea of creating this unique cooking vacation adventures... As most Cretan families, George (our leader) believed that having his family eating around the table was the most important thing in life.

Each tour includes pick up and drop off from your hotel or other accommodation / airport / other transport terminal. At meal times guests enjoy fine dining, homestead cooking or gourmet bush picnics

Our service is professional, refreshing, stimulating and unique. Tour programs are arranged with style and imagination. Tell us your interests and we will plan an itinerary to suit.

 

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Crete

Home of Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine

 

Greetings from Paleologos Travel services www.ferries.gr

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We will do our best to make your vacation an unforgettable experience

That will Bring you back to us again and again!...

 

 

Learn and marvel at what this beautiful country has to offer!

JOIN US AND LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN...

 

Tour 1.  Greece - Greek islands: Classical Greece and Vegetarian / Vegan lifestyle

Based on 2-3 persons $3.951 /€2.688

Based on 4-5  persons $3.212 /€2.186

Based on 6-8 persons $3.016 /€2.052

 

 

 

 

A custom designed experience, combining local culture, small villages, ancient cities, Vegetarian meals, museums, walking, daily tours….do I need to say more.  Meals. 19 meals, all the way natural / healthy / vegetarian   You taste over 150 specialties absolute Vegetarian according the Greek Mediterranean cuisine. For transportation, A chartered vehicle with driver known of Greece and the Greek cuisine will drive you over 35 cities / sites / ruins. For lodging, We have chosen locally owned smaller hotels, over larger beach resorts, for their charm, location and local flavor. Please come and join with us the Greek hospitality, beauty, nutrition …and its people.

Includes

  • 10 days Chartered vehicle with English speaking driver from day 2 up to day 12
  • Fuel & road taxes
  • Transportation: ATHENS: Airport / hotel by arrival, port / hotel by return from Mykonos, hotel / airport by departure to home. SANTORINI: port / hotel by arrival & hotel / port by departure MYKONOS: port / hotel by arrival & hotel / port by departure.
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation / double occupancy on Bed & breakfast basis at moderate B class*** hotels
  • 1 night accommodation on board at AB2 cabins (double inside cabins with shower & WC)
  • 19 Vegetarian meals. Rich / healthy / natural / the  traditional Mediterranean way (day2 – day 12)
  • Ferry tickets: Piraeus / Heraklion (cabin), Heraklion / Santorini (simple passage), Santorini / Mykonos (simple passage), Mykonos / Piraeus (simple passage)
  • Organized / escorted tours:  Athens city tour including Acropolis (day2) & Tour of the sacred island of Delos when in Mykonos
  • Office service daily 08.00h – 22.00h, Saturdays & Sundays included

 
 

Dates

Nights/days

Price
16 persons plus

Meals

 Single    suppl.

 

April - May – June – September - October

14 / 15

$2.381,00 €1.620,00

19 Meals 140 different dishes

$461,00 €314,00

 

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Tour 2.  Greece - Island of Crete: Flavours of Crete 
 
For those who have already book a trip to Greece and wish a short gastronomic escape!!

 

$1.149 /€782

 

 

 

 

In areas little known to foreign tourism, you will learn the art of Cretan cuisine in a delightful country setting. Your instructor will be native farm house ladies of the near region. You will taste the best Cretan traditional Vegetarian food that Crete has to offer and you will experience a way of life that very few foreigners will have the chance to experience

We provide:

  • Fine accommodation at 4**** A Class hotel resort/ double occupancy on bed & breakfast basis, -

  • 7  Vegetarian meals (4 lunch + 3 dinner) rich, fresh, natural, healthy. [each meal includes 6-8 different traditional vegetarian dishes, means 42 – 56 different vegetarian specialties), -

  • Transportation airport or port / hotel by arrival & hotel airport/port by departure.

  • Chartered vehicle with driver for all excursions / visits / tours around the island,

  • fuel.

 

Dates

Nights/days

Price

Meals

 Single    suppl.

 

April - May – June & September 10 - October 30,

3 / 4

$1.149,00 / €782,00

7 Meals   42   different dishes

$237,00 €161,00

 

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Tour 3.  Greece Island of Crete:  8 days Cretan Traditional Mediterranean cooking lessons 

Based on 2-3 persons $2.024 /€1.377

Based on 4  persons $1.806 /€1,229

Based on 5-8 persons $1.661 /€1.130

 

 

 

… The olive oil, the herbs, the legumes, the cereals and dairy cooked with simplicity and imagination breath out perfume of home care, Create savoury – tasty combinations and varied bill of fare with flavours that close entire nutritional tradition. And… most important. Offered with genuine smiles from heart. And there is no tastier food than what is shared with a smiling face…

Price includes:

  • 7 night hotel accommodation at A Class **** hotel accommodation / double – triple occupancy on Bed & breakfast basis

  • days exclusive chartered vehicle with English speaking driver  for the tours / wanderings around the Cretan villages

  • Transportation airport / port hotel by arrival and hotel / airport – port by departure

  • 7 days cooking lessons of Cretan traditional cooking, your hosts are farm house ladies who drives you the secrets of Cretan traditional nutrition.

  • 15 meals: Rich, unique, tasty, traditional, natural, healthy, cooked by local farm house ladies using old traditional methods

  • Coffee / mountain tea / local spirit – Raki / home made free chemical wines / home made sweets and spoon sweets

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    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price

    Meals

     Single    suppl.

     

    ALL YEAR

    7 / 8

    $2.024,00 €1.377,00

    15 Meals 85   different dishes

    $529,00 €360,00

     

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    Tour 4.  Greece -  Island of Crete: A taste of Crete

     

    Price per person Based on 4 persons $2.475 /€1.684

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Paleologos food vacation wants you to experience the best that living in Crete provides. Join us as we head out to the countryside for Cretan Views to smell the fresh air. Take advantage of our program to experience all the good tastes of Crete. 

    Great food and wine are an integral part of Cretan life

    Taste fine extra-virgin olive oil.

    We dine in personally selected mountain village “tavernas” and “mezedopolion” that serve authentic regional cuisine and some of our classes and favorite meals are in the private homes of our friends, where we are treated to warm Cretan hospitality and fine home cooking. 

    An impressive selection of wine is included with our meals including pure, fine, small quantity, personal use home made wines. 

    Discover the authentic gourmet cuisine and culture of Crete.

    Our  drivers and guides speak English and Greek

    Students will be able to taste different varieties of wines and specialty liqueurs

    We provide:

  • Fine accommodation at 4**** A Class hotel resort/ double occupancy on bed & breakfast basis, -
  • 9  Vegetarian meals (5 lunch + 4 dinner) rich, fresh, natural, healthy. [each meal includes 6-8 different traditional vegetarian dishes, means 54 – 70 different vegetarian specialties), -
  •  Transportation airport or port / hotel by arrival & hotel airport/port by departure.
  • Chartered vehicle with driver for all excursions / visits / tours around the island,
  • fuel.
  • Not included: Drinks – tips – entrance fees at archaeological / historical sites.

     

    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price

    Bike

     Single    suppl.

     

    April - May – June - September 10 - October 30

    9 / 10

    $2.475,00 €1.684,00

     

    $461,00 €314,00

     

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    Tour 5.  Greece -  Island of Crete:                                                                                   
    Vegan All the way...
    traditional house foods all the way vegan
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    Welcome to the island of Crete's an ideal destination for Vegetarian & Vegan's

     Price per person Based on 4 persons  $1.980/€1,347

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Learn about the art of Cretan cooking.

    Learn about the Vegan Well- Being

    Individual & small groups

    Hands-on cooking, quality ingredients, healthy recipes, selected wines, family run. 

    Our Vegan cooks & taste classes are flexible. 

     

    It's possible to create your own personalized program combining cooking classes with touring. You do that you love. To cook, taste, walk & join nature, travel & explore Crete and its ruins- history – culture, contact the people and learn & join the original healthy, natural Cretan cuisine and nutrition

    Our cookery courses offer a unique opportunity to experience first hand authentic top quality regional cooking techniques and recipes that have been developed and handed down over generations. 

    All our courses include excursions, wine & olive oil tasting. We also take you walking in the surrounding countryside to pick and learn about wild greens and salads

    Price includes:

  • 6 nights/6 days, accommodation at a 4 persons apartment (The 4 persons share 1 apartment)

  • 2 nights accommodation on board at AB2 cabin (double inside with shower &WC – Ferry trip Piraeus / Crete / Piraeus)

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at hotel Royal Olympic a 5 ***** hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis (Last night in Athens)

  • All transportation, (airport-hotel-airport), at Athens, Crete.

  • One day escorted Athens city tour including Acropolis. Tour includes entrance fees and professional guide.

  • Ferry tickets Piraeus / Heraklion-Crete & Heraklion / Piraeus- Athens (AB2 cabin – double inside cabin with shower & WC). Ferry company Minoan Lines

  • 6 days rented A/C vehicle with English speaking driver known of Crete and Vegan - Vegetarian nutrition (fuel included)

  • 12 Vegan meals when on Crete (Guests will taste at least 90 different Vegan dishes, cooked according the healthy Cretan Mediterranean nutrition, mostly made by farmhouse ladies)

  • Full refrigerator by arrival

  • Maps / brochures / Vegetarian - Vegan info of Crete

  • Daily office service / support from 08.00h – 21.00h

  • Not included: Drinks – tips – entrance fees at archaeological / historical sites.

     

    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price

    Meals

     Single    suppl.

     

    April - May – June -July - September- October

    9 / 10

    $1.980,00 €1.347,00

    15 Meals 90   different dishes

    $423,00 €288,00

     

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    Tour 6.  Greece -  Island of Crete:  Journey to the Cretan Vegetarian Gastronomy
    A custom designed experience, combining local culture, small villages, vegetarian meals, walking, Greek Dancing, beach, museums, baking lessons, daily tours

     

    Low - Middle season  Price per person Based on 4 persons $1.965/€1,337

    High - Peak season Price per person Based on 4 persons $2.253/€1,533

    This package deal designed & planed on NYMPHES Luxury apartments (mountain side) and FTERIA apartments (sea front) Agia Pelagia - Heraklion - Crete.

    We provide:

  • 14 nights accommodation at NYMPHES luxury    apartments, at a 4 persons apartment.

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at Santorini on Room rate basis

  • Transportation airport/hotel by arrival & hotel/airport by departure

  • 11 days exclusive car with driver (fuel included) for the daily tours according the program. B group vehicle when there are 4 persons or mini bus when more than 4 persons.

  • 2 days car rental including free km, insurance, taxes when in Santorini

  • All the way Vegetarian meals when on Crete. Not on Santorini. (Snacks, cookies, picnic, lunch or dinner according the schedule) at traditional restaurants / taverns / Café etc. We taste the Cretan Traditional cooking, cooked by local farmhouse ladies following old method recipes known from mother to daughter etc.

  • 2 cooking lessons

  • Daily service from 08.00h – 21.00h.

  •  Souvenir / gift. Variety of Cretan herbs and plants.

  • We do not provide:

  • Drinks - Entrance fees to the archaeological / historical sites – Tips – anything not mentioned

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    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price 
    16 persons plus

    Meals

     Single    suppl.

     

    Low/Middle season:                                                  March 01 - May 31 & October 01 - November 30 
    High / Peak season: June  01 - September 30 

    14 / 15

    $1.705,00 €1.160,00

     

    $820,00 €558,00

     

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    Tour 7.  Greece -  Island of Crete: Journey to the Cretan Vegetarian - Vegan gastronomy

     

    Low - Middle season  Price per person Based on 4 persons $2.652/€1.804

    High - Peak season Price per person Based on 4 persons $2.894/€1.969

     

    Invitation: With our present page we send an invitation to those people who care about such gourmet experiences, the special tastes in combination with tradition and culture.We would like to introduce you to one, of the most tasty and healthy cuisines in the world but also to a magnificent ancient civilization. In other words we invite you to THE WELL - BEING.                  We offer you the luxury of enjoying your meal in the famous Herb scented countryside of Crete in the company of warm feeling and joyful people with the sense of hospitality inherited and not dictated by the icy politeness of commercialized tourism.Cretan cuisine doesn’t depend on expensive dishes and glassware or silverware. But your, sometimes earthenware plates will contain valuable fresh wild greens from the mountains, aromatic herbs, garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and the fine Cretan virgin olive oil

    Price includes:

  • Reception at the airport.

  • Transportation airport-hotel the day of arrival and hotel - airport the day of departure.

  • 9 night’s hotel accommodation.

  • 4 **** star hotel accommodation or suites or luxurious traditional homes on bed & breakfast basis, double occupancy.

  • Daily excursions / visit of archaeological - historical sites / religious areas / countryside exploration / wine - raki distilleries.

  • All entrance fees.

  • Customized professional guide.

  • All meals - lunch, dinner, snacks (we call it meze), traditional cookies, sweets, drinks (home wine, old home made wine, raki - Cretan snap, refreshments, fruit juices, bottled water - according to the program during your visit to the Cretan traditional gastronomic area.

  • Customized vehicles - Jeeps - mini bus - coach, depending upon the number of guests.

  • Cretan folklore live music.

  • Traveling insurance.

  • Souvenir - gift from Crete.

  • Information - maps - daily service of our office from 08.00 h to 21.00 h including Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price

    Meals

     Single    suppl.

     

    Low/Middle season:                                                  March 01 - May 31 & October 01 - November 30
    High / Peak season: June  01 - September 30

    9 / 10

    $2.652,00 €1.804,00

    Included

    $423,00 €288,00

     

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    Tour 8.  Greece -  Island of Crete:  Vegetarian & Environmentally friendly travel    Here you can sample some of the finest fruit and vegetables in the world. 

     

    Low - Middle season  Price per person Based on 4 persons $2.445/€1.663

    High - Peak season Price per person Based on 4 persons $2.690/€1.830

     

    Experience the flavours of Crete, the warmth of its people, the beauty of the landscape and the style of bustling markets. We give you not only an authentic flavour of Cretan cooking but also of Crete, as seen by its inhabitants. You will be made to feel part of a big family, here in Crete, to enjoy good food and wine and all the warmth and atmosphere of a house party. With flavours you’re here to savour Crete, interact with the locals and enjoy each other’s company as much as you’re here for the Cretan cooking.

    Price includes:

  • Reception at the airport.

  • Transportation airport-hotel the day of arrival and hotel - airport the day of departure.

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation at A Class **** hotel /  Bed & Breakfast basis / double occupancy

  • 4 Cooking classes at local restaurants / taverns / homes / cooking school

  • 1 cooking class for fruit spoon sweets at a woman cooperative

  • 1 visit wine tasting at a well known winery

  • Customized professional guide.

  • All meals - lunch, dinner, snacks (we call it meze), traditional cookies, sweets, drinks (home wine, old home made wine, raki - Cretan snap, refreshments, fruit juices, bottled water - according to the program during your visit to the Cretan traditional gastronomic area.

  • Customized vehicles - Jeeps - mini bus - coach, depending upon the number of guests.

  • Cretan folklore live music.

  • Souvenir - gift from Crete.

  • Information - maps - daily service of our office from 08.00 h to 21.00 h including Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price

    Meals

     Single    suppl.

     

    Low/Middle season:                                                  March 01 - May 31 & October 01 - November 30
    High / Peak season: June  01 - September 30

    6 / 7

    $2.445,00 €1.663,00

    Included

    $423,00 €288,00

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    Tour 9.  Greece -  Island of Crete: THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE DEAL

     

    Price per person Based on 4 -8 persons $7.033/€4.785

    A 30 days learning vacation!!!

    Being part of the Cretan daily life

    I am George Portokalakis a passionate about Cretan food and culture. I love nothing more than enjoying a good meal surrounded by friends and family. And... I love to share this passion with everyone.

    After spending over than 35 years in the travel industry and cooking business, I know what I love the best, is to being able to share my country, and its' food and wine. I would tell anyone willing to listen about the wonders of Cretan cuisine, the relaxing nature of the Cretan people, share the delights of Cretan cuisine and culture with few people like you - people who appreciate good, fresh, natural and healthy cooking or just love to eat!

    This vacation offers you the opportunity to enjoy the regional cuisine in Crete, as well as learn to prepare dishes from native farm house ladies and muster chefs.

    You'll visit restaurants, taverns, local farm homes where you sample delicious dishes. We feed you like royalty, treat you to fine wine, tasty home made bread, green pies and teach you to make your way around the fresh food markets. We won't rush you. Our cooking lessons can last 2 hours and afterwards you enjoy the meal that was prepared. Of course, there is always time for you to make some discoveries on your own.

    In our tour you will travel comfortably and stay in comfortable, modern accommodations with distinctly Cretan flavour - and quaint Cretan guest houses - inns. No need to worry about a language barrier because our tour leader is fluent in English and Greek. Cooking classes are always taught in English or translated by one of our guides.

    Price includes:

  • Reception at the airport.

  • Transportation airport-hotel the day of arrival and hotel - airport the day of departure.

  • 29 nights accommodation.

  • Accommodation at luxurious Villa

  • 29 days exploring the Cretan way of cooking – harvesting – secrets of wild herbs and green picking from nature, wine tasting –winery visit, visiting olive oil factory and tasting extra virgin olive oil, secrets of sweets making, joining daily life of local farmers, joining Cretan dancing, Cretan live music, walking trips, visiting women cooperatives and much more

  • George Portokalakis, PORTO Club founder will be your personal guide all the way

  • All meals - lunch, dinner, snacks (we call it meze), traditional cookies, sweets, drinks (home wine, old home made wine, raki - Cretan snap, refreshments, fruit juices, bottled water - according to the program during your visit to the Cretan traditional gastronomic area.

  • Customized Vehicle (fuel included)

  • Souvenir - gift from Crete.

  • Information - maps - daily service of our office from 08.00 h to 21.00 h including Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Dates

    Nights/days

    Price

    Meals

     Single    suppl.

     

    ALL YEAR

    29 / 30

    $7.033,00 €4.785,00

    Included

     

     

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