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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

Visit the family mountain home of a local Cretan for a completely authentic evening of cooking, eating, and cultural exchange. Begin your visit with a walk through the vegetable gardens, where you harvest ingredients to use in your recipes. Learn traditional dishes from your hosts, and hear the stories behind each dish. Enjoy a walk through the mountain paths with views of the Aegean Sea. Sit down to a meal you helped prepare, including local wine and a sweet dessert.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Traditional Cooking Class at Vatos Village Crete

Teaching yourself Cretan cooking would usually mean working from a recipe book. This village culinary experience from Rethymno and Heraklion lets you learn hands-on from a local cook, so you pick up authentic techniques from a master. As you prep and savor dishes such as ‘stifado’ stew, you’ll also experience a Cretan village house and rural life, and hear stories from the cook—all difficult to arrange independently.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Heraklion Private Cretan Cooking Class at a Traditional Village

Immerse yourself in Crete’s delectable, rustic cuisine—and leave the bustle of the city behind—when you sign up for this private, hands-on cooking class. Pick a time that works best for you, and meet your guide directly at your Heraklion hotel. It’s a quick drive into the hills, where you’ll cook amidst the Mediterranean scenery. With your guide’s instruction, learn to prepare a number of traditional dishes, from dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves) to lamb with artichokes. Then, sit down to enjoy your multi-course meal, complete with wine.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Knossos Palace & Minoan Cooking Class Luxury Small Group Experience

If you’ve only got limited time in Knossos, combine sightseeing with a hands-on cultural experience on this unique tour. You’ll begin by exploring Crete’s most important archeological site with a guide—which ensures that you’re party to info that’s crucial to understanding the significance of the Palace of Knossos—before taking part on a cooking class.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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The Olive Oil Experience

Learn Cretan cuisine, known for its simple, healthy recipes and use of fresh, locally-grown produce; in particular, olive oil. Said to be key to Mediterraneans’ long, healthy and happy lives, the good oil is a staple of almost every traditional dish in Greece. Over four hours and five courses, enjoy a hands-on cooking class that will leave you full-bellied and brimming with Cretan culinary inspiration.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cretan Cooking Class

Feast your senses on the best of Cretan cuisine—and get a more intimate glimpse into the culture than you would in a restaurant—during a cooking class in Rethymno. As well learning how to prepare traditional Cretan dishes, you’ll enjoy an olive oil tasting session and a walk through a local village.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cretan Cooking Class and Meal with a Local

Get a hands-on experience of Cretan cooking that goes far beyond simply eating in a Greek restaurant. You’ll be invited into your chef guide’s home to try making some Cretan specialities, including tzatziki, homemade cheese, moussaka, Greek salad, and others. Learn alongside a small group of just 10 fellow food lovers, which makes for an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Wood-Oven-Baked Cretan Dinner

Unless you’re a professional chef, it’s unlikely you have a wood-fired oven to use at your leisure. Enjoy the distinct flavor of food cooked in a traditional Greek wood oven during an intimate dining experience in Chania. Plus, in a small group limited to 12, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Cooking Class and Wine Tasting in Heraklion

Get a masterclass in Cretan cuisine with a private, half-day winery tour and cooking class in Heraklion. Begin with a visit to a renowned winery, where you’ll learn about winemaking and take part in a guided wine tasting. Then, continue to a reconstructed village and visit a folkore museum before receiving hands-on instruction from one of the locals in the delicacies of Cretan cooking.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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Heraklion city Pottery and Bakery workshop tour

Take part in two of the oldest cultural traditions in Iraklio on this tour that combines a pottery lesson and a bakery experience into a single seamless experience. Try your hand at a potter’s wheel—no experience necessary—and then sample local sweet and savory baked goods with seasonal ingredients like raisins, honey, or cheese.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Traditional Cretan Village Bakery Class and Tour

Steeped in ancient custom, Crete holds a special place in Grecian history and myth. But Crete is more than its past – the island thrives today, bustling and brimming with industry, family, and culture. Experience vibrant island life first-hand in Vatos village and take the opportunity to learn artisanal bread-baking in Crete’s own traditional style.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cretan Cooking Experience- Cook with us!

We believe in experiencing and feeling the authentic vibes of every place. One of the "must do" things you should do coming to Crete is to taste some of local foods. It is a common truth that Cretan gastronomy is the main body of Mediterranean diet (proven by many studies such as "The Seven Countries Study"). So, we offer you the opportunity not only to taste the Cretan cuisine but also to learn & cook authentic Cretan recipes by your own! We have been born and bred in Crete for more than three generations. So, the Cretan lifestyle & diet runs in our veins. Along with my mother, we would love to share with you all the secrets of traditional Cretan cuisine, cook authentic Cretan recipes and learn cooking techniques that we follow for more than 3 generations. All in all, we want to make you feel like a local Cretan. We want to immerse you in Cretan culture & spirit. Smell, taste & feel our tradition, through a unique hands-on cooking experience!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cooking Experience & Beer Tasting

We have been born and bred in Crete for more than three generations. So, the Cretan lifestyle & diet runs in our veins. Along with my mother, we would love to share with you all the secrets of traditional Cretan cuisine, cook authentic Cretan recipes and learn cooking techniques that we follow for more than 3 generations.Moreover, Solo beer is a unique brewery in Heraklion city and an expert in craft beer! You are going to learn interesting thing about the way they make a tasty beer, what is the procedure they follow, and of course, have a magic journey through the tasting of 7 different beers! All in all, we want to make you feel like a local Cretan. We want to immerse you in Cretan culture & spirit. Smell, taste & feel our tradition, through a unique hands-on cooking experience & beer tasting!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Historic & Traditional Crete Luxury Small Group Experience

Experience the distinctive flavors and timeless traditions of Crete on a full-day small-group tour. The well-rounded excursion is a guaranteed hit with history buffs, foodies, and xenophiles alike. Delight your palate with honey, olive oil, raki, and wine. Get a closer look at the local culture at a historic church and folk art museum. Finally, learn how to prepare - and enjoy - some of the island’s best cuisine.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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Wine & Olive Oil tasting one day private tour in Crete

Drive through the beautiful Cretan mainland scenery to the Kydonia Mountain.We will visit a traditional winery. They will sit in a beautiful olive grove and sample a fleet of local wines including Vidiano and Muscat of Spinas as well as some international wines such as Grenache Rouge, Syrah and Mouverde.We will visit the Olive Tree Museum.They will see the oldest olive tree in the world, one of 14 classified as Monumental Olive Trees in Crete, aged an estimated 3,000 years.We will drive to a different winery in Kissavos Mountain, where their Cretan wine tasting experience continues. They will taste a new fleet of wines consisting of local varieties including Vilana, Vidiano and Asyrtiko, accompanied with food comprising local products. Then they will visit an olive oil factory owned by the same family, where they will learn about extra virgin olive oil production.Finally return back and we will toast with some Tsikoudia and say goodbye – Cretan style!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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COOKING LESSON & MEAL BASED ON CRETAN CUISINE

Learn more about the culture of Crete through this hands-on cooking class in a local home. Try your hand at recipes that have been passed down through generations, and learn the tips and techniques necessary to reproduce these delicious dishes at home. Get a glimpse into ordinary life in Crete, as this cooking class is held in a traditional village near Rethymno.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Traditional Village Life && Cookery Lesson

Excellent taverna meal includedSpring flowersEco village of MiliaUnique visit to village houseStunning views
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cooking Experience & Wine Tasting

We have been born and bred in Crete for more than three generations. So, the Cretan lifestyle & diet runs in our veins. Along with my mother, we would love to share with you all the secrets of traditional Cretan cuisine, cook authentic Cretan recipes and learn cooking techniques that we follow for more than 3 generations.Moreover, Diamantakis Winery produces one of the most quality Cretan wines with a lot of awards. Also it is a family winery who loves their occupation, do it for decades and they are expert in wines! They are going to share with you interesting things as far as wines are concerned, they will guide you in their vineyards and in their wine cellar. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing view of the winery. All in all, we want to make you feel like a local Cretan. We want to immerse you in Cretan culture & spirit. Smell, taste & feel our tradition, through a unique hands-on cooking experience & wine tasting!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cooking Lesson

Learn to cook home-style Cretan cuisine with seasonal ingredients and immerse yourself in Mediterranean food culture in an intimate setting. Don’t worry about sharing the attentions of your instructor with other travelers, as this private cooking class takes place in your residence. There, you’ll benefit from their undivided attention as you learn culinary skills that will last a lifetime.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Olive oil tasting

Treat yourself with a life-changing experience.Join an authentic, interactive, fun and educational workshop on the art of tasting and appreciating Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Wine tasting

Immerse yourself in the world of Cretan wine with this interactive, fun and educational wine tasting event. Learn about Cretan wine and all the indigenous varieties. Taste a selection of wines from all the major wineries of Crete paired with light Cretan snacks or specifically paired dishes from the Cretan culinary tradition.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cretan Food Cooking Class

Get straight to the heart of Cretan cooking on this private culinary class in Heraklion. Enter the authentic world of the island’s diet and food with a local cook to introduce you to its favored ingredients and flavors; enjoy an olive oil tasting, and get guidance on making a traditional lunch. Then, sit down to enjoy your finished dishes as you chat more about Crete’s food and culinary traditions.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Cretan Cooking Class at a Farm with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Gain deeper insight into Greek cuisine during a Cretan cooking class at a local farm. Designed with food lover in mind, this experience teaches you how to create 4-5 classic Greek recipes, and gives you access to ingredients and equipment that you may not have at home. Plus, included hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes

Cretan Gardens Cooking Class

This twist on a typical cooking class takes place at the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete, where you’ll learn about Greek herbs and plants that go into local cuisine. After preparing Cretan dishes, sit down to enjoy your creations as well as a wine-tasting session. Booking in advance ensures you don’t risk a sold-out activity.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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