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Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap!

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 67 reviews.Iraklio, Greece

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Experience hosted by Grigorios

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in Greek, English

What you'll do

More useful now than ever!!
Let's create together our own handmade traditional Cretan soap that will protect us from the CORONA virus and many other pathogenic microorganisms, without using harmful chemicals!

Come with me to travel back to the time when Cretan people used to make their own Traditional Homemade Cretan Soap, using only Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
Together we can make our own traditional soaps, using the recipe that my grandmother showed me, as she also learned from her mother. With my knowledge as a biochemist, we can try to develop these recipes to produce a better product, based on your needs!
We will start from scratch, making soapy the raw materials and giving to our soap the features we will choose together, such as perfume, colour or shape. The olive oil we will use is collected and prepared by me and my family without any use of insecticides and other chemical preparations!

Naturally, at the end you will take the soap - you will have made with your own hands - that will be ready the next day, as a souvenir to remember this unique experience as you take your shower!!!
In addition, you can take the notes where every step is recorded all the way, if you wish to make your own soap at your place.!

In this experience we will take all the safety measures against Covid-19 and we will follow all the guidelines based on the guidance from the WHO.
More useful now than ever!!
Let's create together our own handmade traditional Cretan soap that will protect us from the CORONA virus and many other pathogenic microorganisms, without using harmful chemicals!

Come with me to travel back to the time when Cretan people used to make their own Traditional Homemade Cretan Soap, using only Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
Together we can make our own traditional soaps, using the recipe th…

Grigorios's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Grandma's homemade, delicious cookies will be offered during the experience...
  • Drinks
    Α coffee or tea with Cretan herbs and some homemade cookies can be offered...
  • Equipment
    Whatever we may need in our experience will be provided by me, including ma...
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Mon, Oct 26
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$30 per person
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Tue, Oct 27
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$30 per person
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Wed, Oct 28
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, Grigorios

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 67 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Gregory. I was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete.
I am a Chemist and I hold a Master's Degree in Biochemistry. I have attended a number of seminars on the traditional herbs of Crete and, more generally, on the production of natural cosmetic products.
In addition, I work as a chemist in a company that manufactures cosmetics from local Cretan products and I produce homemade soaps since I was a student in high school, with the old Cretan recipe, using only extra virgin olive oil, as my grandmother has taught me!
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop in my home and to be precise, on the roof garden of the house, in order to be outdoor for our own safety. The house is located in the city of Herakleion, just a few minutes away from the city center. If the weather conditions permit it, we can carry out the process at a selected point in the nature.
Of course, I can bring you to my house with my car, you can take the public transport, walk or come with your own car.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 67 reviews.

Max
October 2020
Grigorios was a fantastic host. He was incredibly welcoming and we learned a lot about soap. Personally I loved him going into the chemistry behind soap.
Astrid
October 2020
When you want to know anything about soap or herbs - Gregorios is the man to ask. We learned a lot about the chemical structure of soap, why it is so important to use the right oil and what you have to take care of, while making the soap. It was a special event with a high class expert Thanks for the nice time!
When you want to know anything about soap or herbs - Gregorios is the man to ask. We learned a lot about the chemical structure of soap, why it is so important to use the right oil…
Silvio
October 2020
It was a fabulous and very nice experience. We learned a lot about soap and about the chemical process. We are a german family with a 11 year old girl and it it was for all of us a pleasure. Thanks for the nice evening!
Zhuge
October 2020
Grigorios is friendly and a good instructor. There was cretan music and tea with sweet bread. I had a good time.
Nelson
October 2020
A wonderful and very unique experience! Grigorios offers a lot of insight and creating your soap while being able to experiment is just fascinating!
Jenny
September 2020
I really enjoyed the experience with Grigorios. It was interesting and a lot of fun to produce my own cretan soap! Additionally I learned typical things of Crete and maybe I will be able to avoid colds now! ;-) Thank you very much for the good time!
I really enjoyed the experience with Grigorios. It was interesting and a lot of fun to produce my own cretan soap! Additionally I learned typical things of Crete and maybe I will…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The whole procedure is completely safe even for young children and no specific knowledge is required on the subject. On the contrary, you will find it particularly educative and interesting!

What to bring

Do not forget to bring with you your excellent mood!

You must have and wear your protective face mask, due to the protective measures against Covid-19.