Unique, once in a lifetime chance! 

Learn hortalifestyle in the European cradle of it: Cretan mountainvillages

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES: 

31 January 2023, Tuesday 22:00

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5

PROGRAM DAYS

10

AVAILABLE SPOTS

10

courseS meal every day

5

PROGRAM DAYS

10

AVAILABLE SPOTS

10

COURSES MEAL EVERY DAY

+ Visit several mountain villages in Crete to learn about their life and their relationship with wild plants.


We would like to invite you to this unique retreat!

Jouko will teach about horta and other traditions (living closely with nature), and Kata, the co-educator will open the famous Cretan diet, why it is so healthy, using researched Functional Medicine principles to give a scientific insight to it - and horta eating.


What is it about?

5 days full of program in Cretan spring, living the lifestyle we teach in practise, learning more straigth from the carriers of this ancient wildly natural food tradition, within the world’s healthiest (and very FM!) Cretan kitchen.

Dates: 24 - 28 April 2023 

Date

24.-28. April, 2023 

Program start:

in Spili, 24 April, Monday 10 o'clock.

Available spaces

There is a limited number of participants.
A maximum of 10 people can register.

Registration

You can register for the trip by 31 January at the latest by clicking on the "Register" button.

Payment

After registration we will send you detailed information about the trip details and payment.

We only have 10 spots left, do not miss out!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES:

31 January 2023, Tuesday 22:00

04
DAYS     
:
 
14
HOURS
:
 
08
MINUTES
:
 
27
SECONDS

You missed out!


Program in nutshell

5 days 5-7 hour programs

5 days with 5-7 hour programs guided by Jouko and Kata (will be held in English but Kata is there to ask questions if something is missed)

An abundance of healthy and delicious food

5 meals, each with about 10 different traditional, delicious dishes in a long one ”family table” (local wines included)

Horta tours

Visits to several Cretan mountain villages to learn about their life and living with wild plants

Trekkings

Several easy trekking walks on the horta plains where also wild tulips and orchichs grow at that very time

Mindfulness

Stopping at holy places to have short meditations of gratitude to the beauty and abundance of Nature

Island of Crete

While riding of the small bus (only for 17 people) you hear of the magnificicent Minoan history of the island (when European culture was born) and other phases under Helenic, Roman, Venetian and Turkish rule. Of the present day life in Crete and their yearly calendar in harmony with nature.

Horta farm

Visit to a farm specialised in wild plants and they have the largest shop in Crete for these wild plant products (teas, spices, soaps, extracts, cremes, raki)

Free time programs

Time for your own experiences in the Spili village where your hotel is can also be arranged before or after the 5 day program.


5 days 5-7 hour programs

5 days with 5-7 hour programs guided by Jouko and Kata (will be held in English but Kata is there to ask questions if something is missed)

An abundance of healthy and delicious food

5 meals, each with about 10 different traditional, delicious dishes in a long one ”family table” (local wines included)

Horta tours

Visits to several Cretan mountain villages to learn about their life and living with wild plants

Trekkings

Several easy trekking walks on the horta plains where also wild tulips and orchichs grow at that very time

Mindfulness

Stopping at holy places to have short meditations of gratitude to the beauty and abundance of Nature

Island of Crete

While riding of the small bus (only for 17 people) you hear of the magnificicent Minoan history of the island (when European culture was born) and other phases under Helenic, Roman, Venetian and Turkish rule. Of the present day life in Crete and their yearly calendar in harmony with nature.

Horta farm

Visit to a farm specialised in wild plants and they have the largest shop in Crete for these wild plant products (teas, spices, soaps, extracts, cremes, raki)

Free time programs

Time for your own experiences in the Spili village where your hotel is can also be arranged before or after the 5 day program.


EARLY BIRD PRICE FOR THE 5 DAYS PROGRAM

1100 Euro

980 Euro

The cost of the program includes the following:

  • Cost of the 5-day tour programs
  • Experienced guide (Jouko) and chaperone (Kata) on all programs
  • Transfer fee on bus excursion days
  • Accommodation in a hotel in the village of Spili
  • Local breakfast every day
  • 5 meals, each with about 10 different traditional, delicious dishes in a long one ”family table” 

We only have 10 spots left, do not miss out!

The above amount does NOT INCLUDE:


Travel to Spili, (flight + airport transit), and accommodation outside the 5 days, 

if you arrive early or extend your stay after the program.


ARRIVE TO CRETE ON YOUR OWN

This 5-day trip is international in scope, so you will need to make your own travel arrangements to the program location, which is not included in the cost of the program.


 You can get to Spili with flights to Heraklion and Hania. Transportation from these airports can be arranged with other group members.


Program start meeting point

Start of program

10.00 on 24th of April, Monday morning


Meeting point:

Crete, Spili

End of program

End of program

Friday 28th at 5 pm


Check out from the hotel is on Saturday morning


Place:

Crete, Spili

We welcome you on this fantastic trip! 

Come and discover together the traditions of the relationship between Crete and Horta!

01.

Sign up for the trip
  • Reserve your place by clicking on the "Register" button

02.

Finalise your reservation
  • After your registration, you will receive an email with the exact payment terms and details.

03.

Go Horta!
  • See you on Monday 24 April 2023 at 10am in Spili!

We only have 10 spots left, do not miss out!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES: 

31 January 2023, Tuesday 22:00

04
DAYS     
:
 
14
HOURS
:
 
08
MINUTES
:
 
27
SECONDS

You missed out!


If you have questions about the Horta Trip
don't hesitate to contact Jouko at jouko.kivimetsa@gmail.com