Natural life and living your dream
On the premises of Nostos Apartments, you will find the cottage and workshop from Jannis Stamboulis and his son Ilias. Jannis is the brother of Despina and has returned to Crete to live his dream after spending so many years abroad. Back home in Crete living amongst his family, the animals, nature and a basic and natural way of living. His place is surrounded by animals, flowers and vegetables. Don’t be surprised when you meet him, he will have a few eggs for you from his chicken and ducks. Or íf you like to eat a rabbit nicely prepared and marinated? It could be possible when he has some.
Jannis and his son share the love for beekeeping. Bees are so essential for life itself. Everyone knows the story of the flower and the bee. You can find Jannis to taste the raw honey from his bees. Not the ones you buy in the supermarket, heated up too much and made into a syrup. No, the honey your spoon stands up in. This honey has every season another taste because the bees took the nectar from the season past. When you like what you taste and Jannis has something to sell, you can buy this beautiful natural honey.
An introduction to the magic world of the bees
Do you like to learn more about beekeeping? That is possible. Interested people can spend a few hours with Jannis for a small share of the costs. You will learn all the basics you need to know. He will lead you in the magical world of the bees, hundreds of different families, about the queen and her workers. You get informed about the way he uses the wax of the bees to make crème’s for the skin; a natural cure for several skin problems. He tells you about the health benefits of bee pollen. How they develop, what they contain, for what health problem they can benefit and how to use them.
An interesting vacation experience