At the Farm
Visit our traditional Farm for a daily excursion that will fill you with images, aromas and unforgettable experiences which will soon become precious memories!
In a land of 35,000 m2 filled with all kinds of trees (olive trees, Kermes oaks – “prinos”, maple trees etc.) and local animals, with a rich garden, a threshing space, the famous “giristi” (vaulted stone fence of a special construction), the “mitato” (the shepherd’s house) and the traditional “tirokeli” (underground cell – cheese dairy, built inside the earth), our visitors have the chance to experience the Cretan nature and way of living in ways they have never thought before.
Come and walk around with us in the Farm; we will talk about the trees and bushes that grow in our region, smell the aromatic plants and herbs of Crete and learn about their magic powers, we will watch baby lambs, sheeps, rabbits, chicken, horses and other domestic animals and birds in their natural environment.
Then we will thresh with our horse, we will be taught everything about milking at the traditional “giristi”, we will visit our “mitato” where we can make and taste local cheese, while next we will get to know the special space where cheese matures, our unique, underground cheese cell (“tirokeli”).
In the “mitato”, you will feel the impeccable Cretan hospitality with various treats as raki and other local products, while you may purchase the special goods of our Farm.
Upon agreement, our visitors may participate in activities such as animal shearing, “antikristo” meat broiling etc.
For our visitors with a special interest in gastronomy, we organise cooking and pastry lessons, in smaller or larger groups, at Iperoon restaurant – café of Manias Mansion, where the participants also enjoy a meal with their creations, for a complete dining experience.