Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network Open Seminars
June 24-29, 2019 or September 23-28, 2019
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 researchers and enthusiasts of cultural-natural heritage protection and responsible travel. Our presentations are private, tailored for our small group. Accommodation is in a traditional village in lovingly restored family-owned lodges.
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 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 UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and The International Institute of Peace Through Tourism. CCS is working on a documentary focusing on “heritage protectors.”