Excavation Tour & Workshop: The Timeless Treasures of Crete


Starting point: Hotel

10:00 – 11:15

Introduction to the history of the area and the basics of an archaeological excavation, from fieldwork and planning to photographing and dry-sieving.

11:15 – 11:45

Snacks and refreshments at the Excavation site.

11:45 – 13:15

Learn from the Pros: World-class archaeologists share their inspiration, insight and approach to their craft.

  • Basic types of artifacts with an emphasis on Minoan pottery, including identifying and dating specimens.
  • Basic principles of environmental archaeology plus different methods for retrieving environmental data from the sites, including soil sampling and flotation.

13:30 – 15:00

Introduction to local Cretan herbs and their many uses. The workshop is hosted by Stefanos Karachalios who harvests the herbs themselves and then use them in distillation and in the preparation of various edible, cosmetic and medicinal products. There, you will also experience renowned Cretan hospitality over traditional local liquor and produce.


Ending Point: Hotel