Tasting The Food, Wine & Olive Oil Of Crete

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Tasting The Food, Wine & Olive Oil Of Crete, don't miss this culinary dialogue, which is going to awake all of your senses through a gastronomy journey around Cretan cuisine and its healthy, primary products. .

  • Small Group
  • 1-4 Hours
  • Gastronomy (Wine Tastings & Cooking Workshops)
  • Agrotourism/Ethnography


Best gastronomy experience in Heraklion, Crete, about Cretan food, local products, Cretan diet, and Cretan cuisine based on the food traditions and histories of the people of Crete.

Don't miss this culinary dialogue, which is going to awake all of your senses through a gastronomy journey around delicious and healthy Cretan cuisine, best quality olive oil, and excellent Cretan wine.

The good health and longevity of the Cretan people are owned by the traditional Cretan diet. The Cretan diet is considered to be the most representative and qualitative example of the so-called Mediterranean diet. It is based on olive oil, vegetables, fruits, legumes grains, and wine.

Maybe it is time to learn more about the precious essential Cretan olive oil, Cretan wine, Cretan cuisine?

Book your seat in a Wine Tasting, Olive Oil Tasting, or Cooking Class With The Locals Program and meet a team of passionate professionals from Crete that are in love with food, its culture, and the communication that can take place around a table, a very unique experience.

The philosophy 

Crete Island is famous for its tasty and absolutely healthy cuisine. Cretan diet is a representative example of the well-known Mediterranean diet and has a long tradition. Cretans include in their diet agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, grasses, legumes, horticultural, and bread. This diet is the secret of their health. The olive oil is a basic ingredient of Cretan cuisine, which protects the heart and all vital body organs. In addition, Crete hosts one of the largest vineyards in Greece, in terms of both size and production. The Cretan vineyard has the longest history and continuous presence in Europe, if not in the whole world. Archaeological findings and historical sources have proven that the Cretan vineyard has never ceased to produce wine from the Minoan times to the present day.

The Tours : 

1. Olive Oil Tasting

Immerse in experiencing the flavors that become the base of the famous Cretan Diet and one of the secrets of longevity. The Homeric Liquid Cold - Olive Oil.
Olive Oil tasting is a surprising and fun process that awakens the palette in ways one can never expect!
Join us in a unique experience that will introduce you to this amazing product and its properties. Together we will learn what olive oil is all about and its importance in the Cretan Culinary Culture.
During this program, we will have the opportunity to better approach olive oil as consumers, learn all the properties that make it a superfood, and find out about its use in our everyday life. 

Olive Oil Tasting in Highlights:
- Introduction to Olive Oil
- Olive Oil Culture In Crete
- Olive Oil Tasting of 3 Olive Oils
- Olive Oil Pairing

The program includes:
- Specialized English speaking Guide
- Olive Oil Tasting of 3 Olive oils.
- Olives
- Water
- Some flavors used for the olive oil pairing.

*If you have any food allergies or food-related issues, please inform us in advance

PRICE: 40 Euros per person 
(Maximum Capacity 6 pax)

2. Wine Tasting

Lovely Crete with over 11 local varieties of grapes for wine that slowly gains international attention can only be a small little gem for wine lovers and enthusiasts. With this program, we offer you the opportunity to learn more about Cretan winemaking, local varieties, and the long traditions that make the bond between the Cretans and their wine inseparable. Together we make a wine journey in several wineries of Crete in just one spot and explore the depth of flavor the Cretan Terroir has to offer.

Wine Tasting In Highlights:
- Introduction to the Wines of Crete
- The Cretan Terroir and its varieties
- Wine Tasting of 5 Local Wines

The program includes:
- English speaking Professional Wine Tasting of 5 Wines.
- Olives, Rusks, Cheese, Cretan Salad, A Seasonal Dish
- Water

*If you have any food allergies or food-related issues, please inform us in advance

PRICE: 65 Euros per person
(Maximum Capacity 6 pax)

3. Cooking Class With The Locals

Cretan Diet and Cuisine have been attracting international attention more and more due to its health benefits and variety of tastes. In this program, you enter the world of the amazing Cretan Cuisine by cooking together with the locals in the center of the city of Heraklion. During this cooking class, you will have the opportunity to learn about what makes the Cretan Diet special, get involved in the food-making process, and taste the local cuisine. By joining this hands-on experience you will have the opportunity to experience first-hand local ingredients, local flavors, and cuisine through Cretan culture. Do not miss it.

Cooking Class With the Locals In Highlights:
- Olive Oil tasting
- Hands-on Experience (Cook your own lunch) 
- Lunch and discussion about Cretan Culture, Diet and Cuisine

The program includes:
- English speaking Specialist
- English speaking local cooking instructors
- Hands-on Cooking Olive Oil Tasting of 3 Olive Oils
- Lunch
- Water
- Wine
*Dishes and Menu are always based on seasonality and availability. The menu is based on what is at its best depending on the time of the year. This makes sure that every time we provide the best products available for you

*If you have any food allergies or food-related issues, please inform us in advance

PRICES:
2-4 people: 100 Euros per person
(Maximum Capacity 6 pax)

4. Private Dinner

Enjoy a private delightful dinner, with delicious and healthy dishes inspired by the Cretan Diet and Cuisine, in a private space in the city center of Heraklion. Right in the heart of the city, yet away from the crowds, aunique and cozy space to host you with your friends and family. Enjoy culinary creations with menus based on the Cretan Culinary Culture passing from generation to generation. Relax and spend your evening tasting wines directly from the Cretan Vineyard as they pair with your dishes for the night. Feel the flavors and aromas of the Cretan Cuisine in a modern and safe space in the heart of the Iraklion.

Cooking Class With the Locals In Highlights:
- Create a Menu with us based on a wide range of options from our Cretan Diet Menu
- Pair your Dishes with a minimum of 3 Wines from the Cretan Vineyard
- Explore the Cretan Diet in a private and unique setting

The program includes:
- English speaking Specialist
- English speaking local cooking instructors
- Lunch
- Water
- Wine
*Dishes and Menu are always based on seasonality and availability. The menu is based on what is at its best depending on the time of the year. This makes sure that every time we provide the best products available for you

*If you have any food allergies or food-related issues, please inform us in advance

PRICES:
55 Euros per person
(Maximum Capacity 6 pax)

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PS. Please clarify which one of the above you would prefer to join when you send us your request below.

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