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Soap Making in Arolithos Village

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Soap Making in Arolithos Village

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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Soap Making in Arolithos Village

craft class

Soap Making in Arolithos Village

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join me and experience Cretan nature and the local agricultural history of past century through the process of soap making. Our meeting point will be the coffee shop of the village, where we will be treated traditional Greek coffee as the locals do and use that time to discuss the history and philosophy of village Arolithos and soap making in Crete. We will enjoy a stroll around the village alleys and use this opportunity to discover the beauty and natural wealth of our land. We will collect into a basket all the materials that are offered to us by nature, which will, later on, be the raw materials used for soap creation. The materials are: Olive oil, goat milk, honey and variety of herbs from our botanic gardens. The rest of our necessities will be stored within the workshop. Once in the workshop, we will gear up meaning, wear our gloves and aprons, and I will guide you step by step through the process of the cold method of soap making (ingredients and properties each material offers, preparation, measurements, mixing, making the soap and finally molding it). For the final step, you will take the bars of pure handmade soap and instructions in regards to the way you create your own packaging. Furthermore, we will give you the recipe so you can make your own natural homemade soaps. There is no need to bring anything with you other than, your love.

Your host

Learn more about Michalis

Michalis

Hello everybody. My name is Michalis and i live in Arolithos. As my family comes from Anogia , the most famous village in Crete, I implement the lessons with great passion and love . My goal is to introduce Cretan tradition to you and the customs of the region. I've been organizing workshops for more than 10 years. Trust us and you wont miss.

What's included

Equipment
Equipements Ingredients Greek coffee Tour of the village Traditional houses Agricultural museum Professional local guide

Where you'll be

The experience takes part in Aroltihos Traditional Cretan Village. Arolithos is a unique traditional private Cretan village. The village Arolithos has taken that symbolic name because it encompasses the traditional elements and beauty of Crete. Our guests escape present time and they travel back to the past times.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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Michalis
Soap Making in Arolithos Village
New experience
From £47/person
New experience
From £47/person