Heraklion: Soap Making Experience at a Traditional Village

4.7 / 5

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Heraklion: Soap Making Experience at a Traditional Village

From $60.82 per person

Learn how to make traditional Cretan soap at a workshop in Heraklion, complete with a visit to an ethnographical museum and traditional village.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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  • Learn how to make your own soap and take the recipe home with you
  • Visit the traditional village of Arolithos
  • Sip on a warm cup of Greek coffee
Full description
Experience Cretan nature and its agricultural history through the process of soap making on this unique tour. Meet your guide at the village coffee shop and enjoy a warm cup of traditional Greek coffee as you learn about the history and philosophy of the village and of soap making in Crete. After your coffee, stroll through the streets of the village and soak up the beauty of the area. Along the way, collect all the natural materials needed to make your soap. You will collect materials such as olive oil, goat milk, honey and a variety of herbs from the botanic gardens. Pay a visit to 2 traditional cottages and an agricultural museum before heading to the workshop. Once here, get geared up then follow your guide's step-by-step soap making method.  After your workshop, take your soap bar home as a souvenir of your time in Crete, along with a copy of the recipe so you can continue your soap making journey at home. 
  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Greek coffee
  • Tour of the village
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meet your guide at the village reception

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  • Passport or ID card
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4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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The whole experience was absolutely lovely! The lady who was our guide and walked us through the process was nice and warm and she explained everything very clearly. She has a lot of interesting stories and answered our questions about Crete in general! The village is a gorgeous little place with character and I highly recommend seeing it upon your visit to Heraklion! The whole experience was enjoyable and very fun! I recommend this to people of any age.

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July 23, 2020

Vicki went out of her way to be friendly and familiar with the old traditional methods of making soap.

October 11, 2020

Simply great !!!! It was instructive and interesting to learn the small but important tricks of making soap. It was arranged so charmingly with a little walk around the area to get to know all the herbs and to collect the ingredients. Very very nice

October 24, 2020

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