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Be an archaeologist for a day

Excavation simulation and mosaic workshop in Crete

What is Archaeology? What does an archaeologist do? Why excavating is done in a specific way? Do you want to become an archaeologist for a day? Enjoy this unique excavation simulation and mosaic workshop in Crete and create a memorable family experience!

Let s dig together into the Minoan house! Using a combination of Minoan artifacts and fossils buried in the sand, we will reconstruct history!

Then we will continue with the moaic workshop. Did you know that the Mosaic art has its root in the Minoan Cretan? Learn about the history of the mosaic art and make your own mosaic. Pick a picture, set your surface work, cut the stones and lay on the job! Get your mosaic and the experience home!

This is your chance for an excavation and mosaic workshop in Crete. You can add a family cooking class to learn about Minoan cuisine at the same place to enrich your day. The pit is located close to Chania.

How to book

This family activity is ideal for families with teens. It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Crete and the Greek Islands.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.