Day trip

Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

4.8 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD
Day trip

Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD
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From US$ 102.22 per person

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Learn more about the culture and cuisine of Crete at a unique cooking class in the White Mountains. Discover how to cook and prepare traditional recipes, and sample the local cheese and wine during a delicious lunch.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Discover the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean diet
  • Pick vegetables from a garden
  • Learn how to cook traditional recipes from Crete
  • Sample local wines and cheese
  • Hear the stories and origins behind each dish
Full description
Taste the authentic foods of Crete at a unique cooking class using only healthy organic ingredients, such as extra virgin olive oil, local meats, aromatic herbs and freshly picked vegetables. Stroll around the vegetable garden to get a feel for the raw produce and learn more about the herbs. Then, prepare a traditional meal and learn the secrets of how the locals cook. Go for a mountain walk to a shepherds and hear how olives are harvested. Return to the house to sample some cheese and wine from Crete and prepare some appetizers such as ntakos and tzatziki. End with a tasty lunch with wine pairings and traditional jar desserts.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Local, English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small group cooking class and meal
  • All ingredients for your dinner
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Recipes and photos of your experience, sent by email
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
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4.8 /5

based on 73 reviews

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This cooking class is more than just cooking, it’s more like a quarter day spent with family. An approachable, down-to-earth tour guide has an in-depth knowledge of Crete’s history and culture, and will even show you some of the history in the house’s mini backroom exhibition. The energy of the group was lively and welcoming. All of Crete’s heartwarming and cultural excellence highlighted in this event.

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March 25, 2023

We had such a fun night. It was my husband and me with our son and his wife (29 and 30 year old). My son said that it was the favorite thing we did in Chania --and he doesn't cook normally. The whole experience was fun. Great people! Highly recommend.

March 25, 2023

Absolute highlight of our trip to Crete. Such an incredible night being invited into the hosts’ home (who were so warm, welcoming and friendly), tasting local cheese and wine, and of course, cooking and tasting a traditional Cretan meal. There was plenty of food, which was all delicious, and we all left with full bellies! Wholeheartedly recommend this tour to everyone - you won’t be disappointed!

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 91443