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From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

1. From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover what it feels like to breathe underwater in a safe environment with an introduction to scuba diving off a beach close to Chania. Following pick-up from your hotel in the city, head to the dive center in Almyrida to meet your PADI instructors for a pre-dive theory lesson. Benefit from 1 instructor per 2 adult students and 1 instructor for every child for maximum attention. Your friendly instructor will be with you throughout for your comfort and safety. Once you feel confident, dive to a depth of 8 meters with your instructor to marvel at the marine life beneath the surface of the sea. Choose from a morning or afternoon session to suit your schedule, and relax in the knowledge that all diving equipment will be provided, along with full insurance for your peace of mind. Photos and videos of your experience will be taken throughout, and sent to you free of charge as a fantastic souvenir of your time in Crete.

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Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

2. Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

Create lasting memories in Crete as you enjoy an olive oil tasting experience under the shade of olive trees. This entire experience will be enjoyed in the middle of a 2,000-year-old monumental olive grove. Discover the history, culture, and Cretan civilization of olive oil throughout the centuries. During your walk around the peaceful olive groves such as the holy Gethsemane Garden, you will discover the beauty of the Cretan landscape as well as the myths, flavors, and aromas of olive oil. The activity includes an olive oil tasting of 4 different olive oils at a tasting table in the shade of some olive trees. During the tasting you will be pairing food with more types of olive oil, and you will receive tips on how taste, preserve, choose, cook, and fry olive oil. You'll also receive more information about harvesting and olive oil extraction.

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Chania Old Town: Drawing Workshop with an Artist

3. Chania Old Town: Drawing Workshop with an Artist

Visit and draw Chania Town with an artist/guide and draw some of the most remarkable places around the area. The old port, old market, picturesque streets, churches and old district of Chalepa are all there for your inspiration. What's more, you can take your own drawings home as a souvenir. Learn about the rich history of the city during your drawing tour. This tour is also recommended for solo travelers, as it will still run even if there is only one person. Your guide is an artist and has a Master of Arts from the University of Paris and works as a hiking guide in summer and gives art lessons during winter. Visit the most remarkable places in Chania with all the materials to paint and draw supplied. Experiment with pencils, pastel, tempera, acrylic and more. Get basic or advanced instruction, depending on your level. And beginner's are most welcome too.  

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Heraklion Crete: Cretan and Greek Dance Lesson at Arolithos

4. Heraklion Crete: Cretan and Greek Dance Lesson at Arolithos

Start your day of dancing at the Arolithos Traditional Cretan village. Upon your arrival, you will be met by the warm and welcoming staff with a serving of traditional raki and nuts. As you enjoy your local delicacies, your friendly staff will give you a run-down of the 2-hour dance lesson. During your course, you will learn to dance the Greek and Cretan way. Under the tutelage of a professional dancer, you will learn the most famous and popular dances of Greece and Crete. You will be taught how to dance the famous Zorba, Sirtaki, Kalamatianos, Anogianos and many others.   After your dancing lesson, you will take a 30-minutes visit to the Musem of Rural History and Folk Craft where you will learn about the various historical traditions that exist in Crete. At the end of your day of fun, you will be given a CD with Greek and Cretan music for you to take home and enjoy. 

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Crete: Farm Experience with Cooking Class, Pottery and Meal

5. Crete: Farm Experience with Cooking Class, Pottery and Meal

Experience the traditional Cretan way of living on this private tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos and drive through the countryside in a private minibus. A driver and tour guide will accompany you safely and will share stories about the local area with you. Visit traditional villages, walk around hundred-year-old olive trees, and take memorable photos of the majestic landscapes. Then, visit a Cretan farm and learn how its famous olive oil is produced. Collect milk and make your own cheese with the help of the local farmer. Taste it together with other local fresh products. Afterwards, you will join a hands-on cooking class, where you will learn to cook Cretan recipes. Feast on your own creations, which will be accompanied by other local dishes. Finally, participate in a ceramic woskshop and learn how to create pots and ceramics with your own hands. At the end of this experience the driver will take you back to your hotel.

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Crete: Cooking Class with Shepherd's Wife

6. Crete: Cooking Class with Shepherd's Wife

Be picked up at your accommodation and travel through the Krousta forest. Be enchanted by its rich fauna and flora as you journey east, towards the settlement of Kalo Horio on the lacy coast of Merambello. Arrive at the shepherd's hut surrounded by mountains. Here you will meet the shepherd’s wife and create unique traditional recipes, such as cheese pies, fresh pasta, stuffed vine leaves, Gamopilafo goat with rice, and much more.

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Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

7. Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

Leaving Chania, you will venture into a completely different landscape, going deep into the unique region of Sfakia. The White Mountains will be your stomping ground for a day of activities for the whole family. Your first stop of the day is at a family owned small-scale cheese factory for a Cretan cheese and yoghurt tasting. You will learn about the traditional local production from this expert cheesemonger, and have the opportunity to sample what locals consider to be the best yoghurt on the island. Afterwards, you’ll head to Askifou Plateau at an altitude of 730m, a picture-perfect valley surrounded by the White Mountains. From there, you’ll start your hike into the 8km Imbros Gorge. It is an easy walk for the whole family with multiple stops for photos and discussions around the flora and fauna in the area. The gorge is spectacular, with several very narrow passages. Your guide will share thrilling stories about how this area was used by Australia, New Zealand and British soldiers in the war. Then, get ready to experience the local culture through gastronomy with your hands-on food workshop. Amongst the delicious flavours and aromas mixed in with local wine, you will discover the secrets of local cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal, delicious desserts and locally-farmed fruit. At the end of the day, enjoy a glass of wine as you will visit one of the best wineries in Crete for a tasting. You can taste 4 different wine varieties in the traditional cellar, taking in the experience with all of your senses. The tasting is a fitting finale in Crete’s Far West.

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Crete: Baking Class in Vatos Village

8. Crete: Baking Class in Vatos Village

Experience a unique tour that is part traditional baking class, and part cultural experience in a small village on Crete. Visit Vatos village and take the breadmaking knowledge with you when you leave. Master the fundamentals and learn traditional techniques as you practice making bread using a stone mill and a wood oven. Take a tour of the village while you wait for the dough to rest. See the village school, traditional water faucets, and the cauldron used for making raki. Go back to your dough after 45 minutes and shape the bread into its final form. Move over to a traditional family home where you'll savor a home-cooked lunch of Cretan food alongside your freshly-baked bread.

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Crete: Cooking Class in an Authentic Village House

9. Crete: Cooking Class in an Authentic Village House

Visit a traditional home in Vatos Village, where your local Cretan host will share all the knowledge of her family and traditional Cretan home. Taste freshly baked bread from a traditional oven. Chat with your host while you taste and enjoy some traditional Cretan meze snacks, wine, and Cretan raki. Afterwards, head to the kitchen, where you will learn how to make traditional Cretan dishes from your host. All guests will be given aprons, and most cooking ingredients will be readily available in the kitchen area. Your host will guide you through the whole procedure, allowing everyone to master their cooking skills. While you're waiting for your lunch to cook, you can relax and have a chat with those around you.

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What people are saying about Crete

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

This was an amazing experience. Aspassia, our hostess, was a delightful, friendly and experienced lady. She explained all about the different kinds of olive oil and had us sample a few. This was then followed by wonderful Cretan plates to sample with the different oils. We went back home to check all the information on our current olive oil bottles :) I would definitely recommend this activity to anyone who is looking for a nice, relaxing afternoon in an olive grove.

Since there were no further registrations, we first had a great private tour through the museum and the various (rich & poor) original houses where we could ask questions at any time. The dance class with both Greek and Greek dances was a lot of fun. Maria was very patient and explained it to us very well. At the end there was raki and juice in the hotel restaurant outside. Anyone interested in Cretan culture is in good hands here.

Great and informative evening with Aspassia. You can feel she's doing it with a lot of passion and loves to share her passion and knowledge with others. We loved the food and how she explained the tasting. Beautiful location as well. We can recommend the tasting for people interested in food, nutrition and the history of olive oil in Greece.

This meal was one of the highlights of our trip to Crete. Sitting in a family owned olive grove, we were introduced to the flavors and recipes of the healthiest food culture in the world with authenticity and heart. Will recommend to everyone in the area.

Such a beautiful setting and loved learning & tasting different olive oils.