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Veneto Restaurant organizes courses of three to five sessions to present modern and creative greek gastronomy. The courses include short lectures on greek cuisine, raw materials, wine, olive oil, etc. practice on cooking, and preparation of greek food specialties, practice on food and wine tasting lectures and practice on how to combine food with the proper wine.

Veneto restaurant organizes wine-tasting courses, in groups of 10-16 members, in order to address the development of greek and especially cretan wine, in combination with the actual alimentary habits that are most usual in Crete. The courses include lectures on  the development of greek winewine tasting of 5 items accompanied by variety of cheese or food specialties.

Every year on September or srtart of October Veneto produces its own raki in Pikri village in Rethymno! This raki from organic grapes is only for Veneto Restaurant and all our friends are welcome to taste it on Saturday from 12.00 till 15.00 in Pikri village, 15km from Rethymno. Don't miss to enjoy this special exprerience.

Don’t miss the ceramics village of Margarites ( 27.5 km)where you can find interesting pottery. The village is also known for its excellent tavernas, each one serving its own speciality.

Head to the  southern coast and enjoy some fo the most magnificent beaches in Crete (Agios Pavlos, Triopetra, Ligres, Plakias, Ammoudi).

Don't miss the beauty of Preveli Beach, at the mouth of a river gorge lined with palm trees, is hard to describe. If you’re in Crete during the high season, try to go very early in the morning, and later go on the visit the Preveli Monastery. 

Explore Rethymno's old town, perhaps the prettiest of Crete's Venetian cities, and especially the waterfront and streets just behind. Walk along the harbour wall to the Venetian lighthouse. The Fortezza (fortress) was built by the Venetians (1573) to protect the city. Not only are walls, church and the remains of its buildings of interest, the views from it to the town are a great way to start planning your tour of the town. There are also sweeping sea views. Open daily.

Don't miss to visit Rethimnon's Archaelogical Museum which occupies a building almost directly opposite the entrance to the fortress. It's worth a look especially if you are going to the bigger museums in other towns. Here you could enjoy Minoan pottery and sarcophagi and lots of Roman coins, jewellery, pots and statues, all from Rethimno province. Take a look at an unusual unfinished Roman statue of Aphrodite.

Two of the major monasteries of Crete and amongst its most sought and visited, Arkadi and Preveli Monastery are medium distance outings. Within easy striking distance of the city, in the hills of the southeast, is the Monatery of Arkadhi a potent symbol of the Cretan struggle for independence and an atmospheric detour on a journey into the beautiful Cretan mountainous hinterland ot Rethymno's perfecture. 

Other valuable visits: Armeni minoan site, Argyroupoli (ancient Lappa) where the sound of water from springs cascades through this refreshing, taverna-laden village. Eleftherna, Axos,Zominthos archeological sites. Amongst the significantly enjoyable, old and historic villages: Episkopi, Spili, Amari (valley), Monastiraki, Anogia.

Head west along the coast (60km) to explore the small, picturesque and maybe the most enjoyable of Crete's larger towns, Chania.  With its Venetian-era fishing harbour, crumbling masonry and web of alleys, it is an extraordinary attractive town, especially if you are there in spring when the Lefka Ori's snowcapped peaks seem to hover above the roofs. Don't forget to visit the Archaeological Museum, housed in a former church, plus the romantic cobbled alleys lined with arty boutiques and a market selling local handicrafts.

For more activities around Crete and Rethimno Area.

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Rooms: 10 Food :
Pool: No Family hospitality :
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Children: Yes Cheap & Chic :
Closed: Never Honeymoon :

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