Imagine a authentic farmhouse in Crete, then imagine yourself surrounded by friends cooking traditional Cretan food, drinking Cretan wine and enjoy life ... your life!

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 market- to- table activity highlights the simple, seasonal foods of Crete, the return to balance and companionship.

Friendly and informal, it features a visit to the vibrant local market, with tastings, 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 Cretan dishes under the directions of a local lady cook.

Our 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 8th till September 29th on Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Prices per tour : 150.00 Euros per person
Children under 15 yrs old can only join a private tour.
Private tour’s prices : 590 Euros per tour for 1-3 People, 145.00 Euros per person for 4-6 People

Group Size : max 6 participants - Semi Private Tour

Transport with 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 : 09.15 - 09.45 AM (depending on location)

Duration : +/- 5 hrs

Suggested Start Time : 10.00 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



I think this one was one of the best cooking lessons that I have taken in various cities around the world. Our cook explains the Cretan philosophy of food and using the natural herbs and vegetables that grow in Crete, along with their potential medicinal value. The menu was healthy and delicious. Take your time and enjoy all the food, plus wine. 
- Yvonne B.

I have been to many cooking classes as we travel and this one was by far one of the top experiences! Not only do you get to learn about Cretan cuisine and all the benefits of it, but you also get to eat all of the delicious, fresh, delicious food. Great experience and highly recommended! Thanks a lot Yiannis. Best
- Katerina A.

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