The Authentic Cooking Class in Chania – A Real Cretan Cooking Experience

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Indulge in an exceptional culinary journey without breaking the bank, as you embark on a remarkable gastronomical adventure, all for 110€.

A unique experience

Discover a remarkable food adventure, where every bite unveils extraordinary flavors and unforgettable culinary delights.

Fresh and local ingredients

Dive into a gastronomic adventure with our tour, savoring delectable dishes crafted from locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

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  • Departure Area

    Tavronitis/Maleme Meeting Point

    Gerani Meeting Point

    Platanias Meeting Point

    Agia Marina Meeting Point

    Stalos, Kalamaki Meeting Point

    Agioi Apostoloi Meeting Point

    Chania Meeting Point

    Kalyves Meeting Point

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  • Special Requirements (allergies etc.)

Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Introduction and welcome drink
  2. Vegetable picking from the family garden (if the production allows it)
  3. Cooking class of traditional Cretan recipes
  4. Experience the use of the old wood-oven
  5. Hear the stories and origins behind each dish
  6. Introduction of the Cretan history & traditions
  7. Tour around the theme rooms of the family house
  8. Feel part of a local family inside an embracing environment
  9. Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  10. Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties.
  11. Enjoy the spectacular view of the cottage to the sea and the mountain.

Description

Follow us on an extraordinary journey into the heart of Cretan flavors, immersing yourself in the authentic Cretan way of life amid the high peaks of the White Mountains. Join us in preparing traditional and delectable homemade dishes, crafted with love and utilizing only the finest organic Cretan ingredients – from extra-virgin olive oil to freshly harvested vegetables straight from our garden, along with wholesome dairy products and aromatic herbs. During the summer months, wander through our lush vegetable gardens, engaging all your senses as you see, feel, smell, touch, and taste the pure bounty of Mother Earth. Your knowledgeable host will unveil the secrets of local herbs, shed light on the health benefits of Cretan olive oil, and share valuable tips about the regional ingredients that will grace your culinary adventure. Dive into the preparation of a traditional Cretan recipe, gaining firsthand insight into the art of Cretan cooking. Get hands-on experience in preparing a traditional Cretan recipe, gaining a firsthand understanding of the authentic Cretan cooking process. Following this culinary adventure, savor the flavors of Cretan wine paired with local cheeses, all while taking in the breathtaking mountain views from our window. It’s an experience that will make you feel as if you’ve found heaven on earth. After the wine tasting, engage in the creation of delectable appetizers such as “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki,” along with the beloved Cretan Cheese-pies “Kalitsouni.” Enjoy a unique journey through Crete’s history, and as the enticing aromas fill the air, your meal will be ready for sampling. Pair your crafted dishes with fruity local wines, culminating in a delightful taste of traditional jar desserts. This immersive experience not only unveils the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean diet but also brings to life the essence of the renowned Cretan cuisine, providing you with an unforgettable journey into the heart of Cretan flavors and culture. This is much more than a regular cooking class… Join us and find out yourself!

Inclusions

  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. English speaking, local driver/escort – host
  3. Wine and food tasting
  4. Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  5. Traditional Cretan dinner
  6. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  7. Small-group cooking class (up to 20pax)
  8. Use of apron and cooking utensils
  9. All ingredients for your dinner
  10. Commemorative gifts
  11. Recipes and photos taken on tour are sent via e-mail

Exclusions

  1. Gratuities (optional)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PICKUPS

In our small-group and group tours we are picking up our guests from selected meeting points in Chania area and accessible by our vehicles hotels. Please select your pick up point according to your hotel’s location and don’t hesitate to contact us for any further clarification.

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
Ems
15/04/2024
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
12/04/2024
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
02/04/2024
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
27/12/2023
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
12/12/2023
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Mobile562656
16/11/2023
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
Compass52027796678
03/11/2023
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
ゆか
03/11/2023
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
28/10/2023
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W
24/10/2023

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