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Κυριακή, 18 Μαΐου 2014

Greece’s vegetarian lifestyle: religion and fasting in

Fasting in
Fasting in Orthodox Christian world is a way to clean up souls by willingly avoiding temptations of gluttony taste related to meat and other animal products as well as daily food quantities, throughout the fasting period. At the same time, people must keep away from “spiritual temptations” (passions,) too.
During the first millennia A.D. the Greek Orthodox Church defined the small and great fasting periods that Orthodox Christians should observe, in accordance with the fasting that our Lord Jesus Christ did for 40 day in the desert. Nonetheless, the fasting period “habits” of Orthodox Church found fertile “ground” within Greeks, since the ancient Greek dietary habits (e.g. Eleusinian mysteries – a ritual initiation) were very similar to the newly introduced rules. The catharsis of the body and mind is the target of any religion (Vedas, Bible, Koran) imposing fasting periods.

WINE TASTING CRETE AND PRODUCERS VISIT



TasteS of CRETE

 
PURE - UNSPOILED CRETE
Suitable: For vegetarian / vegan
We visit two places for wine tastings, both very different from each other. The wine tasting at the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives of Peza, where we taste wines and olive oils and we see a film about how the cooperative operates.  The second winery, a pleasant experience and the wines are of finest quality; the winemaker knows his product and shared his knowledge.   It is a chance to drink local wines so Cretan wines are the wines which will compliment the local food to the best advantage! Ending the visit at the second winery, an exceptional experience visiting a small vineyard  an entree into a private world, a private property, where other people cannot go which provide insights into the lifestyle of the producer. We enjoy wandering in the vineyard and picking the salad ingredients for lunch which will be made into a great salad with local olive oil in the stable kitchen. The location, across the hillsides covered with grape vines and olive trees.  It has great atmosphere and ambience. 
Minimum participation:
2 Adults
Price per person:
145 EURO/£120
Includes:
Εxclusive chartered vehicle with English speaking driver  for the tour / visit the wineries and the vineyard
Pick up / drop off your hotel
Food, wine,raki, 
 
 NOTICE:
OLO TRAVELERS CAN BOOK THE TOUR ON PRIVATE - TAILOR MADE  BY PAYING THE COST OF TWO PERSONS.
When you book , reserve space for two persons. 
Contact:
Mr. Portokalakis George
Phone: 0030 2815 002754 - 0030 2810 317358 Cell: 0030 6975 735774
 
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