Spice and Herbal Tour

The Spice and Herbal Tour is one of the most popular excursions at the Maravel Garden. Stefanos and his Team have created a Tour with in-depth information not only about spices but also organically grown herbs and detailed descriptions about their uses in traditional dishes, as cures for ailments and even for dyeing traditional ceremonial.
Walking tour at a spice farm, smell & taste different spices and learn how they are farmed and used

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A day with the shepherd

What does a shepherd do the whole day?
He accompanies the sheep. Is that all he does?
Walk with them? Play the flute? Daydream?
A dream job, indeed!
Have you had these kinds of thoughts when you saw sheep/goats dotted around on the landscape…?

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Edible Wild plants - only available in April

The more you learn about wild foods, the more you’ll discover all around you. Wild greens are a nutritionally balanced food source, growing in harmony with the cycles and structure of nature's perfect design. Wild greens their edible leaves, roots, flowers and seeds were among the first foods of humans since the beginning of their existence.

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painting workshop in Crete

Our painting workshops are offering endless impulses to explore, develop and boost your painting skills and creativity.
All our painting lessons are held outside in beautiful spots of the Cretan nature.
You will paint in typical Cretan villages, gorges, city alleys, seaside spots and we will always meet the inquiries, wishes and requirements of our students.
Our painting lessons are suitable for beginners as well as experienced painters. Staying at Melidoni X Village is the perfect "creative booster".

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Horse Riding

Exciting beach rides & beautiful countryside
Green hills, goat-tracks, olive groves, beautiful villages and a superb beach to explore Crete on horseback. Saddle up for a unique holiday experience!
Kristy & team - offer exciting beach rides, beautiful mini-safaris and relaxing day trips as well as easy beginner's walks for non-experienced riders.
They daily offer early morning and sunset rides at 3 different levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.
The stable is located close to the longest sandy beach of Crete, so be ready for some exciting gallops during an advanced beach ride.

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