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Yoga Lesson & Meditation

Yoga Lesson & Meditation Join us in this Yoga Seminar to take a pause in the hectic world around and connect to the world within. Refocus and find a sense of peace in this beautiful tranquil environment, Maravel Garden. You…

Greek Traditional Day with Music and Dance

Greek Traditional Day with Music and Dance This is one of the most popular events in our Garden. When you find yourself in the mood for a party that’s just a little bit Greek, fun, exotic, one that conjures up…

Spice and Herbal Short Tour with yoghurt & tea

Spice and Herbal Short Tour with yoghurt & tea The Spice and Herbal Short Tour is one of the most popular excursions in our Garden. We have developed this Tour for a first acquaintance with our Garden, providing information not…

Perfume Rose Harvest Tour

Please come and share in our joyful and fragrant Perfume Rose Harvest tours! Every year during the second half of May, festival of Rose and Rose harvest is being held in our Garden. The season for picking rose and preparing…

The Wild Edible Plant Seminar and Cooking Lesson

The area around Maravel is rich with wild edible plants that are both nutritious and tasty. But how are you supposed to know which ones to eat and how to get started? Join us at Maravel Garden Horta Seminar for an introduction for which plants to eat, and even how you can find your own.

The picking and cooking of horta is a very traditional thing in Crete. Skills and knowledge are passed down the generations.

Spice and Herbal Day Tour

The Spice and Herbal Tour is one of the most popular excursions in our Garden. We have developed a special 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 ceremonials.

This tour is a walking tour in a our farm . While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical teas such as lemongrass, pepper cinnamon, chili, cardamom, oranges, mint, dictamus and mountain tea.

Cooking Lesson

The Cretan Diet is famous, – and some say miraculous! It is the original Mediterranean diet Culture, history and geography have helped create a combination of foods and lifestyle which provides a unique diet that is highly nutritious, prolonging life and helping to prevent many of the modern diseases that shorten the lives of millions of people every year in the West.
The Cretans have always been resourceful when using the natural produce on their Island.
During the war for example, it was an abundance of natural greens, olive oil, and chestnuts made into bread, that kept many healthy and alive.

Breakfast in the Garden

Can you think of a better start to your day than having breakfast in beautiful, natural scenery, surrounded by herbs, spices, smells and the morning light?

In Maravel Garden we organize breakfast for groups, buffet-style, with a wide selection of fresh, local products and ingredients. Guests can have coffee or tea, juices, fresh bread with butter, marmalade and honey, cereal with milk, freshly baked, home-made cakes and pies (cheese pie, spinach pie, etc), yoghurt with honey and walnuts, a variety of delicious omelets (with wild greens, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc), and fresh fruit.