• Duration: 4,5 hours
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If you were to travel all over Crete, crossing it from coast to coast, you would be astounded by the abundance of exceptional dishes and the unique traditional products that you’ll discover.
Cretan recipes are based on Traditional local products such as honey, herbs, vegetables, meat and olive oil, and many more that complete the palette of Cretan gastronomy.

Some of the best and most distinctive recipes have been collected and presented in our place by our Cooks through Traditional Cooking Classes.

• You'll get hands-on training from a professional local Cook.
• You'll learn new cooking techniques that can easily be repeated at home.
• You'll discover our traditions and learn historical tips about our unique cuisine.
• Vegetarians are welcome. Let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.


Cretan Cooking Class Elounda

The Tour – The Class

Discover the culinary delights of Crete from Real People. You will be a part of their day-to-day life and share with them their knowledge of local products and delicacies. Be part of True Crete. Enjoy a homemade lunch in the most unique and beautiful environment. Enjoy unlimited exceptional local wine. A Small-group tour limited up to eight people. Tailor-made Cretan Cooking Class experience.

This Experience is offered for the Lasithi prefecture including Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Kalo Chorio to Daios Cove Hotel).   Any other departure points can be arranged upon request.  Cooking Class will start with the most essential part: n nice gold glass of wine.

Our cook will welcome you to the open kitchen area and guide you step by step to your cooking experiences, starting with the recipes that you will prepare and the ingredients you will use.

Deli products and meat will be provided to you right before cooking.  You will get to know essential information about local products and their importance to contemporary cuisine. 

Our experienced Cook will guide you through every step of the dishes’ preparation. You will have created dishes that taste and look like in every Cretan home.

What you will Cook

Depending on the season and the day, you will create three out of ten following dishes: Cretan salad.

  • Traditional Greek Salad constructed with local ingredients
  • Dakos (Barley Rusk topped with fresh tomato, feta cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and wild oregano)
  • Tzatziki with local yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Gemista – Greek stuffed and baked vegetables
  • Zucchini Frites 

The Meal

At the end of the cooking class, you will enjoy a signature menu for all tastes.  Time to relax and talk about food and other important things in life, in the company of a glass or two of cool white, rose, or even red local wine.

The dishes you prepare will be packed and given to you before you depart to take them with you.

We have prepared for you a food fest full of local delicacies.  Below you will find some of the dishes you will have the chance to enjoy by sitting all together around the table.

  • Freshly baked bread and Pita Bread
  • Greek salad with barley Rusk, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, peppers, feta cheese, capers, and olives.
  • Tzatziki with local yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (Prepared by guests)
  • Dakos (Barley Rusk topped with fresh tomato, mizithra cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and oregano). (Prepared by guests)
  • Zucchini Frites. (Prepared by guests)
  • Homemade Mousaka made by Mama Koula, the inspiration behind this great idea
  • Deserts of local delicacies.

Unlimited wine from Cretan producers.

(*)  Vegetarians can be accommodated if notified in advance.

(**) Guests’ creations may vary based on the seasonality of ingredients used.

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What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Cooking equipment
  • Apron for each one 
  • Plastic gloves 
  • All ingredients for the recipes
  • Four-course meal with traditional delicacies
  • Plenty of wine
  • Private transportation

What do I need to bring

  • A smile and a Good Mood
  • Sun Protection cream will be ideal
  • A Hat
  • Light Clothing

Important information

  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please show your ticket to the Driver as well as upon arrival at our Venue!!
  • For transportation, we are using a Private Mini Van.



Guided Language

  • English


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