• Duration: 6 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavours and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains, you will prepare some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meat, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.

You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, smell, touch and taste the pure products of Mother Earth. Your host will also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products you will use. You will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with your own hands, learn how Cretans cook.

After the magnificent cooking experience, you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine you will feel just like it’s the heaven on earth! 

Later, after the tasting, you will prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki” and of course, the popular Cretan Cheese-pies “Kalitsouni”. Meanwhile, the meal will be ready. You will taste your own dishes, paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy and unique Mediterranean diet and the well known Cretan food has already been revealed in front of your eyes. 


  • Introduction and welcome drink.
  • Vegetable picking from our own garden.
  • Walking up to the mountain paths and exploring nature.
  • Cooking lessons in traditional Cretan recipes.
  • Taught in the private home kitchen of a local.
  • Hear the stories and origins behind each dish.
  • Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages.
  • Preparing the appetizers and dessert.
  • Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties.
  • Savour the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine.
  • Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean diet.
  • Enjoying the fantastic view of the Aegean Sea and the mountain around.
  • A nice surprise at the end.
  • Guiding by the place owners.

Please note: This tour includes pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process. Please make sure to check out the "Important information" section for further information about pick up places and times. 

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/escort/host
  • Local Cook
  • Wine and food tasting (if you have any special requirements, e.g. you are vegan/vegetarian or you have certain allergies/intolerances, please inform us in the booking process)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your dinner
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Recipes and photos taken on tour are sent via e-mail

What's excluded

  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Personal expenses.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.
  • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather unfavourable conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
  • If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments
  • In the case of allergies, intolerances or food preferences please inform the company in advance.
  • For the “cold months” of spring and autumn, we advise having a jacket with you.
  • Important Note: This tour includes hotel pick up – drop off service for accessible by cars hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbour of Chania have limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that are staying in the old town and the Venetian harbour have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) on this specific time.
  • Please note: If you want to be picked up from Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kalives or Agioi Pantes village you will have to select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and inform us about your hotel name and address.
  • If you have any questions about the pick up points and times, please do not hesitate to contact us!
  • Pick up times per area:
  • 15:40 pm: Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center).
  • 15:45 pm: GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center).
  • 15:55 pm: Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora).
  • 16:00 pm: Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora).
  • 16:10 pm: Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (For hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi).
  • 16:25 pm: Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis.
  • 16:45 pm: Hotels in Kalives.
  • 17:00 pm: Agioi Pantes village.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled



Guided Language

  • English


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North Crete

Excellent tour, only comment we can make is that perhaps too traditional for a Norwegian, lots of food, happy people and nice planned though

By Markunsens N on 2019-08-25

More than cooking !

Its not only the food that made this a great choice, its the scenery, the stories, the laughs of the organizers and need to say that although I was geared up for some boring day , it turned out a hit ! Thanks !!

By Teddy and Bear on 2019-06-26

Authentic Crete

Much more than the cooking fellas, its the rural authentic Crete that makes the trip worth it, glad we did !

By Ted Davies (OX) on 2019-06-25

Nice people, fantastic food, cool drive

Highly recommend, four star instead of five only because of a small mix up on the pick up location point, other than that a day very well spent, the food and the mainland scenery really worth the money and the time, might do it next year too...

By Ionel Tendero on 2019-06-15

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