Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Dinner in Arolithos

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Dinner in Arolithos

From $72.98 per person

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village organizes Cretan cooking lessons. Take a mini-tour in the Arolithos museum, prepare your own dishes, and delight in the foods you have created.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 11:30 AM
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  • Learn from experienced chefs
  • Taste your own culinary creations
  • Enjoy a traditional one-of-a-kind experience
Full description
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.
  • Entrance to the Arolithos Museum
  • Wine tasting
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch or dinner of your own created dishes
  • Recipes
  • Mini tour
  • Museum tour
  • Arolithos traditional Cretan village tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This is a 2.5-hour activity
  • Transfer service and car hire can be organized at an extra charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise the organizers of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Only the cooking class is wheelchair accessible, not the whole tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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We weren’t sure what to expect with this tour because there weren’t many reviews when we booked it. We were so pleasantly surprised and had a wonderful time. We had a personalized cooking class and worked with a wonderful young girl to prepare a very substantial Cretan meal. We had great conversation with her throughout the meal preparation. Then we were seated outside on the patio to enjoy our meal and the views. The only thing that may be tricky for some is getting to the village. It is outside of Heraklion and will require a taxi who is familiar with the area.

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October 14, 2019


We wanted to do a little something different and this was perfect - the Cretan village where we did the cooking was in a great setting and was a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The gal that did our tour/showed us how to cook the meal was very pleasant and informative. It was really a lot of fun, and the food they helped us make was fantastic! Highly recommended!

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September 16, 2019

Superb village, although created for tourists. A very quiet moment in late September, a very good atmosphere with a superb view from above! (We were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves only between lovers for this activity; thank you for holidays outside busy periods).

September 24, 2019

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