Get to love the Mediterranean diet first-hand in a day filled with delicious Cretan dishes from recipes passed down through the generations. Discover one of the tastiest and most nutritious cuisines in the world by getting your hands dirty and enjoying the fruits of your labours with your local hosts.
Your memorable day will take place in a local’s kitchen at the high peaks of the White Mountains where you’ll cook some of the most beloved Cretan dishes. You’ll really get the flavours of the island as you cook with extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables hand-picked from the garden, locally bread, meat and dairy products, and the most aromatic of herbs. The main course will consist of the traditional ‘gemista’ (tomatoes and other vegetables stuffed with herbed rice)a delicious regional favourite that both vegetarians and meat-eaters love!
Next, you will be served aromatic Cretan wine, complemented with a variety of local cheeses, whist experiencing an exquisite view of the Cretan mountains. After your cheese and wine break, it’s time to whip up some traditional appetisers, such as ‘dakos’, ‘tzatziki’ and Cretan cheese-pies ‘kaltsounia’. Afterwards, relax, taste your own creations accompanied by more local wine and traditional fruit preserves for dessert.
Pick the vegetables straight from the garden for your hands-on cooking class
Presentation of Crete through the ages in an authentic Cretan home
Savor the freshly made dinner along with fine Cretan wine
Your Local Host:
Nikos and his team of local expert guides have a simple but strong ethos. They want you to truly experience Greece in the most authentic way possible. Their experiences are made up of exciting bespoke & themed tours around Athens and the islands that show you the real Greece and unforgettable gastronomic experiences that their Greek grandmothers would be proud of. Nikos and his team will do whatever it takes to make sure you have the private tour exactly how you like it, with all things authentic and off the beaten track. They can't wait to show you around their home!
Being the biggest island in Greece, Crete is known for its breathtaking beauty and fresh, healthy cuisine. You’ll private driver will take you to Chania, to discover the smell and taste of Crete through a cooking lesson designed just for you!
You’ll be picked up from your driver at your hotel, and returned afterwards.