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Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries

Interactive Educational Programs in Crete, Greece

celebrating our culture, nature, sustainable organic agriculture
and fantastic traditional cuisine

    CCS Seminar Schedule (open programs listing)

    Celebration of Crete's Biodiversity
    and Historic Food and Wine Routes
    Explore Crete's magnificent countryside and historic sites
    with resident specialists. Enjoy botanical hikes, visits to
    organic farms, olive groves and wineries. Savor traditional
    cuisine in tranquil villages. Presentations on Minoan cooking,
    Agroecology, Silk Road & Spice Routes, herbal medicine
    and more. Space is limited to 12 attendees.
    2021 Program Dates: June 21-26;
    September 20-25; and October 11-16, 2021
    Itinerary here.

CCS Annual Accredited Study Tours

    The Culture, Nature and Cuisine of Crete
    Accredited experiential learning programs organized by CCS.
    CCS has hosted over 3,000 teachers and students to date
    from many different universities, educational institutions
    and professional organizations. Some programs are open to
    all teachers and adult students, based on availability.
    3 to 9 Credits (or CE hours where applicable).
    Most study tours are organized during
    May, June, and September. Contact Us for Info.

    Previous programs of note:

    Farming, Feasting and the Foundations
    of the Early Greek City:
    Recent excavations at the site of Azoria, Crete
    A lecture by Donald Haggis,
    Professor of Classical Archaeology
    University of North Carolina
    held at The Embassy of Greece, Washington DC,
    Program coordinated with Nikki Rose. Details

    Nikki Rose, CCS Founder: Presentations and Book Signing:

    *   International Institute of Peace through Tourism
           Symposium, South Africa, 2015
    *  United Nations, New York, Symposium on Cretan Nutrition, 2013
    * The National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, 2013
           See the Presentation on Video link here

    Johnson and Wales University, Guest Chef-Lecturer, 2016
    Culinary Historians of Chicago, 2013
    Green Ideas 2013, Natural History Museum of Crete
    The Embassy of Greece, Washington DC
    The National Hellenic Museum, Kouzina Event, Chicago
    The National Hellenic Society Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ
    Chatham University, Food Studies, Pittsburgh, PA
    San Francisco State University, Ecotourism Course
    Visiting Chef-Instructor, Kingsborough College-CUNY
    Roots Restaurant, Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco, CA
    Bethesda Green, Maryland
    Food For Thought Symposium, Baltimore, MD
    See the news from our fields on the right column for updated programs.

    Note: The majority of our seminar calendar is reserved for private study tours
    for educational institutions -- which are not listed here.
    For information about private group seminars or study tours
    for groups of 8 people minimum. Contact andreas[at]  

News from
our fields

CCS Documentary in Progress! Follow our progress and
updates on
Seed & Spark.

CCS in National Geographic Traveler

Nikki Rose article in Destination Stewardship Report

Nikki Rose Presentation on ECOCLUB Green Destinations
Series March 2021


Nikki Rose article in National Geographic
Center for Sustainable Destinations

Nikki Rose, Contributing Author
Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy

Interviews with Nikki Rose (Brief Listing):

Nikki Rose, Food Tank Interview
Archaeological Institute of America Magazine
National Public Radio (NPR) with Joe Shapiro
The Australian Greek Reporter
ECOCLUB, International Ecotourism Club

CCS is featured in:
The United Nations World Tourism Organization
The United Nations Convention on
Biological Diversity
Success Stories
Le guide des destinations indigènes
Tourism Concern, Ethical Travel Guide
The Jungle Effect, book by Dr. Daphne Miller
The New Agritourism, book by Barbara Berst Adams
Australian Gourmet Traveller
LUXE BEAT Magazine
The International Institute for Peace through Tourism CCS
is a Case Study of Best Practices
Islands Magazine Green Guide: CCS is one of the top
leaders and innovators in sustainable tourism
See About Us and Articles for more news

CCS Videos

Our documentary trailer on Vimeo!
Highlights of 15 years of our work
Highlights of CCS Historic Food and Wine Routes
Horta Collecting in Crete with Chefs Rose and
Part 1
Fairfax Public Television, Nikki Rose on Gettin' Fresh
with Chef Kevin
Nikki Rose Lecture at the National Hellenic Museum,
Chicago, December 2013
More videos on the
CCS YouTube Channel
Book by Nikki Rose
Crete: The Roots of the
Mediterranean Diet.
Order Online.