Tastes of Crete is a hands-on journey through Crete’s culinary traditions designed for food lovers and cooking enthusiasts.

An insight into regional cuisine, a key element of the island’s culture, this creative activity highlights the simple, seasonal foods of Crete.

The fertile Cretan earth with the rich wild flora offers a wonderful variety of edible greens, which are the main ingredient of the most exciting dishes of the Cretan cuisine. The famous aromatic wild herbs are used in the local cuisine upgrading even the most ordinary materials.

Friendly and informal, it features a visit to the lively local market, with a tasting of local cheese and olives, followed by hands-on instruction and lunch at a 17th century farmhouse surrounded by organic gardens, just a short drive from Chania. The location has been selected for its character and ambience, which makes for a perfect backdrop.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, guests discover how to prepare a number of traditional Cretan dishes under the directions of a local lady cook.

Those who prefer to take a less active role may choose to just relax and appreciate the atmosphere.

Our fun experience culminates at the table, where together, drinking Cretan wine, we will enjoy the food and the company.

Detailed Information

The tour is running from May 10th till September 30th on Tuesdays & Saturdays

Prices per tour : 120.00 Euros per person
Children under 15 yrs old can only join a private tour.

Group Size : min 4 - max 8 participants

Transport with a/c deluxe mini van from your hotel in / near Chania,
English speaking guide
Market visit with food tastings
Hands-on cooking class
Full lunch with wine
Souvenir booklet with recipes cooked

Pick up from your hotel in / near Chania : 09.00 - 09.30 AM (depending on location)

Duration : +/- 5 hrs

Suggested Start Time : 09.30 AM

Cancellation policy :
08 days or more prior to tour : no penalty
07-02 days : 50%
01 day or less : full charge

Please Note :
- In case the specific tour chosen can not materialize because of weather or other conditions beyond our control, clients will be able to reschedule for another day or will be offered a replacement tour. If the options offered are not accepted by clients, the tour is cancelled and is fully refundable.
- We retain the right to cancel a tour in case of non sufficient participation – since we run each tour for a minimum of 4 persons.


Please contact us for pricing and further information

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