Cretan Delights – Wine, Olive Oil & Cooking Workshop

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Experience one of the best wine & olive oil tours of Chania and cook like a local without breaking your bank.

A unique experience

Learn everything about the Cretan wines from a local expert and surprise your palate like never before. Experience the Cretan cuisine and prepare traditional Cretan recipes in a hands-on experience.

Wine, Olive Oil & Cretan Cookery Course

Taste selected local labels and discover the most beautiful wineries of the area. Combine the Cretan wines with the best local delicacies, learn about the olive oil making tradition and visit a local family cottage for the Cretan cooking class.

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Visit an olive mill taste the extra virgin olive oil
  2. Tour of the local winery and wine tasting
  3. Cooking class in authentic Greek and Cretan recipes
  4. A 100% hands-on experience
  5. Cultural journey through the theme rooms of the family house
  6. Delicious meal prepared by you
  7. Spectacular views of the cottage to the sea and the mountain


Embark on a delectable gastronomic odyssey in the heart of Chania, Crete, as this tour invites you to not just taste, but truly experience the essence of Cretan culinary delights. Prepare for a sensory journey that transcends traditional tours, offering an immersive and hands-on encounter with the region’s rich flavors and cultural heritage. Begin your day at a local olive mill, where the air is infused with the intoxicating aroma of olive oil production. Witness the age-old process of crafting this liquid gold, and engage your palate in a tasting that unveils the nuances of Cretan olives. The experience sets the perfect tone for what lies ahead. Venturing into a quaint winery tucked away from the usual paths, you’ll find yourself immersed in a serene ambiance. Take a guided tour to unravel the secrets of winemaking, from vineyard to barrel, followed by a delightful wine tasting session. Discover the distinctive characteristics of Cretan varietals, enriching your appreciation for the local terroir. The pinnacle of the day unfolds in a 100% hands-on cooking class, where you’ll be guided through the preparation of authentic Greek and Cretan recipes. This immersive experience not only hones your culinary skills but also deepens your connection to the local culture through its flavors. As an added cultural bonus, explore a family house adorned with themed rooms, offering a captivating journey through time and providing insights into the region’s rich heritage. Culminate your culinary adventure with a feast featuring the dishes you’ve masterfully crafted. While indulging in your creations, soak in the spectacular views from the cottage, where the sea seamlessly meets the mountains. This gastronomic escapade is more than a mere tour; it’s a symphony of tastes, sights, and cultural immersion. Book now for an exceptional culinary voyage that promises to leave an indelible mark on your senses and memories.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. Bottled water per person
  3. English speaking, local driver/escort/host
  4. Local Cook
  5. Wine, olive oil and food tasting
  6. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  7. Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  8. Use of apron and cooking utensils
  9. All ingredients for your dinner
  10. Commemorative gifts
  11. Recipes & photos taken on tour are sent via e-mail


  1. Gratuities (optional)

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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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









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