The Flavours of Crete

7 to 14 May 2024

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.”

~ Heston Blumenthal

Philoxenia is a Greek word which encompasses many things, not least an eagerness to extend a warm welcome and the greatest hospitality to all. And since food is very much at the heart of Cretan hospitality, where better than Arosmari to come and understand its proud tradition?


• Flights and car hire
• Accommodation and daily breakfast at Arosmari Village Hotel
• Welcome drinks
• All demonstrations, workshops, tastings and local excursions (with transfers)
• Visit to local dairy
• Wine tasting, tour and lunch at Dourakis winery 
• Farewell dinner with wine
• Price from £1101 per person based on 2 sharing
• Please call for single occupancy prices


Arosmari is a peaceful and beautiful oasis with a profoundly creative heart, set in the traditional village of Vamos in the foothills of the White Mountains. Ten charming 1 and 2-bedroom cottages make up the hotel; all ideal for couples, some suitable for those looking to travel with a friend. Culinary demonstrations will take place in the gardens, with baking in the ancient bread oven and plenty of treats to taste along the way. Local trips follow the gastronomic theme and are designed to enhance your experience, but there’s also plenty of time to enjoy the idyllic location with non-culinary partners. Arosmari is perfect for exploring the charming villages and golden beaches of western Crete and the cosmopolitan city of Chania, with its superb restaurants, traditional market and spectacular Venetian harbour. For a little night-time entertainment during your stay, there will be a music concert in the hotel’s diminutive amphitheatre and the week will culminate with the preparation and enjoyment of a farewell dinner in the gardens.

Arosmari Village Hotel


The Flavours of Crete

7 to 14 May 2024


The itinerary

Tuesday Evening Welcome drinks and finger food
Wednesday Day Demonstration showcasing the preparation of local dishes for the evening buffet
Wednesday Evening  Concert in the amphitheatre at Arosmari followed by buffet dinner in the garden
Thursday Day Visit to a local dairy followed by wine tasting and light lunch at local Dourakis winery
Friday Day Olive oil tasting and meze selection
Saturday Day At leisure
Sunday Day Afternoon demonstration hosted by Arosmari owner Nicos, with bread baking in the traditional oven, Cretan cheese pies and meze selection
Monday Day Demonstration showcasing the preparation of dishes for the farewell dinner
Monday Evening 
Farewell dinner

Please note, itinerary may be subject to change.


Please call our Destination Specialists to register interest for 2024.