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This program is designed for serious enthusiasts of botany, organic agriculture, culture & cuisine. Crete, Greece, Heraklion Region – Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network presents a 5-Day Seminar in Crete, 

Greece: Celebration of Crete’s Biodiversity and Historic Food and Wine Routes. Explore Crete’s magnificent countryside and historic sites with resident specialists. Enjoy botanical hikes, visits to organic farms, olive groves and wineries. Savor traditional cuisine in tranquil villages. Adventures and classes include Botany-biodiversity, archaeology, agroecology, heirloom seed saving, Minoan cooking techniques, cultural-culinary heritage preservation initiatives, traditional and modern Cretan cuisine, herbal medicine, and our silk road-spice route history.
This program is designed for serious enthusiasts of botany, organic agriculture, cuisine & culture. Our tours and presentations are private, tailored for our small group. Space is limited to 15 adult attendees. Advance registration is required. 

Accommodation is in a traditional village in lovingly restored family-owned lodges with studio apartments or houses. Some have verandas and views of the countryside.
Program Dates:  June 24-29, 2019 or September 23-28, 2019.
1,590 Euros per person, double occupancy, studio or apartment with private bath
1,840 Euros per person, single private studio with private bath        
Included: Program Fees include 5 nights’ accommodation, all scheduled meals, classes, teacher-guide fees,  entrance fees, and transportation listed on the itinerary.
Tour Location: Crete, Greece, Heraklion Region
Program Linkhttp://www.cookingincrete.com/CCS-Biodiversity-Seminars-2019.html
About the Program Organizers:
Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries “School without Walls,” was founded in 1997 by Nikki Rose, a Greek American journalist, seminar director and professional chef living in Crete. The mission of CCS is to help provide tangible support to residents working on action programs to protect their cultural and natural heritage. The CCS Network of over 50 resident specialists organizes dynamic accredited academic study tours, and seminars for culture-nature enthusiasts. Rose is the author of “Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet.”
CCS is an award-winning program for best practices in Responsible Travel/Sustainable Travel, featured in National Geographic Traveler and Center for Sustainable Destinations, World Travel and Tourism Council, The United Nations World Tourism Organization, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and The International Institute of Peace Through Tourism. CCS is working on a documentary focusing on “heritage protectors.”



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