Discover the wealth and variety in the flavours of Crete with a private hands-on cooking class in the beautiful countryside. Learn how to prepare the most distinctive Cretan dishes and let expert local cooks introduce you to the culinary traditions of the island.
Just a 30 minute drive from the city, your private cooking experience will take place in a traditional stone village looking out over lush hilltops and the Aegean sea. Experienced Cretan cooks will welcome you and introduce you to the earthly flavours of their fresh cuisine.
You’ll start with local favourites like ‘dakos’ (Cretan rusks topped with tomato sauce and feta cheese) and ‘dolmadakia’ (vine leaves stuffed with rice). For the main course, you’ll master the popular lamb with artichokes the traditional ‘yemista’ (stuffed vegetables) using only seasonal ingredients (menu may change due to seasonal availability). Lastly, you’ll roll out some pastry and make delicious traditional pies with Cretan cheese and honey, a beloved dessert of the region.
End a busy day with a fantastic Cretan meal of your own making, with plenty of local wine and good company to wash it down with.
Discover the Cretan ingredients that make local food so irresistible
Cretan cooks to guide you through your cooking experience
Enjoy a traditional Cretan meal with a picture-perfect view of the Cretan landscape
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!
The Cretan countryside is the perfect atmosphere to cook up the best the land offers. You’ll fall in love with the cuisine while cooking in this rural stone village surrounded by the wealth of the land.
Your personal driver will pick you up and return you from your accommodation in Heraklion.