DISCOVERING THE FLAVORS OF CRETAN EARTH
The farm “tofillo” launches a new activity by opening its door to a program of experiential visits and experiences, for all those who want to have an experience with the organic herbs of Crete, the philosophy, tradition, the relationship with the land, the beneficial properties. For all those who have interest to smell, to taste and to enjoy a unique experience of sightseeing in time and nature.
A different note in the tourist wandering which promote our love for the land, our faith in tradition, the properties of the aromatic Cretan herbs with aim to transmit knowledge.
An experiential visit and excursion that gives to visitors the opportunity to learn how we cultivate organic herbs, the natural way of processing, the traditional way of managing them.
If something particularly characterizes the farm “tofillo” this is the environment. A few meters before the entrance of the famous Samaria Gorge, on the Omalos plateau, the nature that surrounds it and the altitude of 1,227 meters allows us to cultivate Organic Malotira, the famous Cretan mountain tea.
Along with its productive activity, the farm provides Touristic Experiential Visiting Services to small or large groups, who are interested for something alternative, to spend time in nature and to learn more about Cretan herbs.
Α. VISITS – EXCURSIONS
Guided tour in the farm, How it started and why, By whom, The area and the microclimate, The herbs, The tradition, The history, The myths, The organic cultivation, Tracking daily work at the farm, The beneficial properties of herbs, The way of planting with demonstration and participation of visitors, The way of harvesting with demonstration and participation of visitors, The handmade way to process, The preparation and packing, Ways of using and making as herbal tea.
The visit completed with tasting and the guests to make their own blend and create their own herbal tea.
The duration for this visit – excursion is about 3,5 hours
For visitors who do not want to participate in the full program or who want to combine it with other activities, the duration of the visit is about 1,5 hours.
From the arrival until the departure of visitors, the organizer and attendant of the visit, has the producer and agronomist of organic farm, Mrs. Rodo Vasilakis who owns the farm as well.
The farm “tofillo” is open from April to October
Visits- excursions for groups is upon request
Monday – Sunday 09:30-15:00
The entrance for children under 5 years old is free of charge
The farm “tofillo” is on the Omalos plateau
A prior communication for consultation is useful.
Don’t hesitate to call us at +30 2821506927 or fill out the form below.
Β. PURCHASE YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS “TOFILLO”
There is a retail store in the farm where the visitors can buy our organic herbs.
C. LUNCH IN THE FARM
Enjoy a fully Cretan traditional lunch accompagnied with local tsikoudia (upon request and for a minimum of 10 people).
Tourist hotels and hostel in the area offer the possibility of quality tourist accommodation.