The real cretan cooking and garden experience

Join us to see, feel, smell, touch and taste the pure products of Crete, your host will also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how beneficial the olive oil is and useful tips about the local products

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  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Easy
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  • Pickup available
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Description

Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors 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, feel, 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. 

   Highlights 

  • 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
  • Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  • Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean diet
  • Enjoying the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around
  • A nice surprise at the end
  • Guiding by the place owners 

Your transfer is included and its free, simply note your hotel info during the booking process

Itinerary

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

Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine

Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean diet

Enjoying the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around

A nice surprise at the end

Guiding by the place owners

Meeting Points

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/guide and wine specialists
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Liability insurance and local taxes.
  • Certified services with ISO:9001
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group cooking class
  • Cooking lesson and meal
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your lunch
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Recipes and photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail 

What’s excluded

  • Gratuities (optional)

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CULINARY

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74 6 Hours , Easy

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Ratings & Reviews

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 !!

30 June, 2019 by Teddy and Bear

Authentic Crete

   

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

27 June, 2019 by Ted Davies (OX)

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...

17 June, 2019 by Ionel Tendero