This is a perfect introduction on the culinary culture of Crete and Greece, in order to discover the street food culture of Chania's town and participate in a cooking workshop preparing traditional regional dishes all in one go!
You will meet up with our qualified, resident chef in the morning who will talk you through the basics and culture of Cretan Gastronomy as you walk along the local market and small specialty shops. You will discover the local signature products and will have the chance to sample some of the local delicacies.
You will then make your way to The Olive Farm to participate in a cooking workshop, a hands on informative cooking experience. You will prepare your own traditional dishes using only local and seasonal ingredients and enjoy a full meal under the Cretan olive trees.
Each workshop lasts for about 3-4 hours. The workshop takes place in an extrenal kitchen equiped with a gas fire and a wood oven or inside the tradittional cottage depending on the weather. Vegetables and other fresh produce are eithers produced at the Olive farm or are supplied from local producers. A full meal is included in every workshop. Wine and cheese platers with local cheese and other delicacies are also included.
By the end of the day you will have grasped the basics of the local gastronomy!
The course start in the morning at the city center of Chania and end at The Olive Farm, at the village of Litsarda in Apokoronas region, a 30 minute drive from Chania, Crete.
We offer the course “on request” so please contact us to confirm your booking.
to be designed with the customer’s input after booking
Price per person: €120.00 (including VAT) min of 4
or €140 for private sessions (ie when there is only 2 customers)
Cooking Workshop at the Olive Farm
Market visit along with our Chef
Transfers to and from the Olive Farm. Upon request we can arrange the transfer.
If you don’t have your own means of transport please let us know upon booking (please estimate an additional charge of 15 Euros per person for groups of 10 people)
Please contact us for availability and further information when you have some dates in mind to check for availability, along with any other questions you may have.
All e-mails are answered promptly, usually within 24 hours.
From time to time itineraries may be amended, either for operational reasons or in response to feedback from customers. Please ensure you have read the latest Trip Notes before booking or traveling on your tour. Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.