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Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Lunch in Arolithos

1. Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Lunch in Arolithos

Receive a short 30-minute tour on your arrival at the museum of rural history and folk craft in the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. Traditional Cretan cuisine is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Here you can learn from the masters while they create famous Cretan dishes which you can participate in before making your very own. You can create stuffed vine leaves, stuffed vegetables, pork with wine sauce, lamb with green beans, traditional Cretan ntakos, tzatziki and sarikopites, and coiled cheese pies. Afterwards, you can sit down to enjoy the dishes you have prepared with local wine and mineral water. Participants will also receive a cooking certification document, which has been authorized by the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village.

Moires: Cooking Class and Meal at a Family Olive Farm

2. Moires: Cooking Class and Meal at a Family Olive Farm

Explore an authentic Greek farm, taste delicious local vegetables, and sample local wine with your dinner. Afterward, take away the leftovers of your 4 culinary creations to consume later on. Arrive at the farm and explore the outdoor cooking space. Admire the layout with it being situated between two olive trees, covered in a wooden roof to protect from the sun. Cook with pure and natural ingredients from the farm. Learn all about the cuisine of Crete as you learn techniques from your host. Enjoy an experience where all the equipment and your personal apron are provided. Sip on local homemade refreshments and water as you prepare the food. Then, get ready to dine on your culinary creations, accompanied by some local wine. After the meal, receive your packed leftovers to take away. You'll also receive an e-mail with photographs and the recipes from your day, so you can show off your experience and new skills when you get back home.

Cretan Olive oil Tasting and Cretan Cuisine

3. Cretan Olive oil Tasting and Cretan Cuisine

About During the first hour, our visitors will taste 4 samples of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brands and 2 sample of defective olive oil to learn the positive flavors and aromas of quality Olive Oil and evaluate them opposite to the negative characteristics of a low-quality olive oil. They will learn to combine olive oils with different aromas with specific cooking recipes. Finally, they will enjoy dishes from our local cretan cuisine. What makes this activity unique? In this session you will become an olive oil expert for one day. You will learn the "fruity", "bitter" and "spicy" part of extra virgin olive oil. You will learn how to combine different cretan olive oils with special food recipes and you will enjoy our local cretan cuisine. We strongly recommend this tasting experience, because we believe that we can offer our visitors a combination of relaxation and new knowledge as far as our daily nutrition is concerned. Our visitors will learn to judge the quality of olive oil they buy, or they are served.

Dafnes: DAF Winery Tour & Wine Tasting with Cheese Pairing

4. Dafnes: DAF Winery Tour & Wine Tasting with Cheese Pairing

Discover Cretan wine on a tour of DAF Wines. See how they produce the wine and taste 6 varieties, perfectly paired with local cheeses. Begin your visit with a tour of the family-run DAF Wines. As you explore the winery, learn how they use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to improve the winemaking process and produce an innovative style of wine. After seeing how the wine is made, relax with a wine tasting with a local. Taste 6 different varieties of wine from DAF Wines and learn what makes each variety unique. As you sip, enjoy a plate of Cretan cheeses chosen to enhance the flavor of your wine.

Heraklion: Authentic Greek Food Cooking Class

5. Heraklion: Authentic Greek Food Cooking Class

In the serenity of the Cretan countryside, visit a traditional village and see stunning views of the Heraklion prefecture. After a tour of the village and a visit to the Museum of Cretan Folk Art, it will be time to get practical and learn the secrets to some much beloved Cretan dishes.  Try your hand at making sarikopites, delicious Cretan xynomyzithra stuffed cheese pieces with honey and dolmades, stuffed vine leaves. Or why not see if you can make the best tzatziki with stuffed vegetables and grilled lamb to follow? All of course will be accompanied by rich, aromatic Cretan wine. Live a perfect afternoon with a winning balance of activity and relaxation. Immerse yourself in Cretan culture and of course, fantastic food.

Cooking Class & Lunch in an Organic Farm, Laconia Greece

6. Cooking Class & Lunch in an Organic Farm, Laconia Greece

Giving nature the opportunity to heal itself! Discover the sustainable farming practices applied at a fully Organic Farm and attend a Farm to table Greek cooking class. Get ready to become one with nature! You will visit an Organic Farm located in a very small village, 150km (90 mi) from Kalamata in Laconia region towards to Sparta. The Organic Farm produces also olive oil and wine, strictly through sustainable farming practices and techniques. It also operates as a retreat, offering unique experiences, close to nature. The Culinary Experience Join us for a 4-hour guided tour of the farm from the locals, veggie picking and a Greek cooking class! Part 1: Short tour of the Organic Farm & veggie picking Start off with a guided tour by the owners around the facilities of the Organic Farm. You’ll find out all about our sustainable farming methods and techniques at the Organic Farm. You’ll also discover the story and the people behind this great idea. Enjoy also a stroll around the veggie gardens and pick fresh, organic veggies and feel closer to nature than ever! Part 2: Organic Farm to table Cooking class Learn how to make delicious traditional meals during a 3-hour cooking class. Assisted by local chefs, who’ll share their experience with you, you’ll get to create 2 appetizers, one main dish and one dessert, using organic produce and the extra virgin olive oil of the Farm. Part 3: Full Local Lunch Enjoy your gastronomic creations through a mouthwatering full lunch in the ancient olive grove. All meals are accompanied by the organic wine from the vineyards and unique drinks, such as a very own homemade lemonade. Extra Experiences (upon request) Depending on the season, availability and provided time permits, you may participate in extra experiences upon request. Visit to a Greek Women’s Cooperative Meet the local women in their workshop and learn how they make their mouthwatering local delicacies following the recipes from their grandmother!

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Our guide Kostos made the tour informative, fun, interesting and very enjoyable . His knowledge of local and country history, architecture and Greek mythology , traditions of Creten life, families / communities helped us appreciate and enjoy our time here all the more. The food was amazing , we will buy honey and olive oil with knowledge now and of course the sampling of local alcohol . We thoroughly recommend this tour to add depth and fun to your holiday in Rethymno . Brilliant fun

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon with Evie. We toured the rustic village, prepared some food and dined outdoors in the courtyard overlooking the valley and could see Heraklion off in the distance. There were just the two of us and it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

it was an amazing experience. Evie was an exceptional host and the food was amazing! ended up being a private tour which was great! would highly recommend.

Small group is great because you get to meet new people and get around the town easier.

Evi, our guide and instructor was great. And we ended up with so much food to eat!!