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Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

4.7 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD

Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD
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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 7 hours
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Pickup from specific locations within Chania region.


  • 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
  • Certified services with ISO:9001
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
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4.7 /5

based on 57 reviews

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What an amazing experience! We took the small bus driven by our guide up into the White Mountains and met our hosts. We prepared some food then feed the sheep and goats, then had a wine tasting, then prepared some more food. We learned a lot about Crete! Then we all sat down to eat the amazing food we prepared. The guide and hosts were amazing. This was a dream come true for me. We both enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it!

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September 12, 2022

Wow - what an excellent experience! With Giannis as your guide, there is no other tour of Crete needed. He gives a thorough history of the island, answers questions, and is a fantastic host. The bus ride was easy both ways. The cooking class was so fun, and we did learn some new things! We got to see cool Cretan artifacts and even mill our own grain. The food was delicious and plentiful. Plus, plenty of wine to enjoy, too! You’ll not regret this fantastic experience. We loved it!

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September 5, 2022

The whole trip was a great experience. The transport from the pick up point, the information about the region & the hosting of our group was such a unique experience. Ioannes was an amazing host and provided really interesting information about the region, Crete and family life. To top it all off the food and wine was very tasty. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

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June 30, 2022

Product ID: 91443