Cretan Traditional Cooking Lessons in a farmhouse at Chania

Cretan Traditional Cooking Lessons in a farmhouse at Chania


  • Traditional Cretan cooking lessons and farm tour at Metochi Farmhouse
  • Learn to cook with locally-sourced ingredients like olive oil, vegetables, meats, cheeses, herbs, and wines
  • Explore the enchanting vegetable garden, free-range chickens and sheep, olive groves, wine cellar, and citrus orchard during the farm tour
  • Sample the dishes prepared during the lesson
  • Enjoy local wine and traditional sweets together


Looking for a unique and tasty way to experience Cretan culture? Join us for traditional Cretan cooking lessons and a farm tourevery Tuesday and Thursday, available year-roundat Metochi Farmhouse. Led by Eleni and her mother Chrisoula, you’ll learn to cook with delicious, locally-sourced ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables, local meats, delectable cheeses, aromatic herbs, and local wines. During the farm tour, you’ll explore our enchanting vegetable garden, free-range chickens and sheep, olive groves, wine cellar, and citrus orchard.

Our small group lessons are open to all ages and can be adapted to suit your dietary needs, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or lactose intolerant. At the end ofthe 5-hour experience, we’ll all sit down together to sample the dishes we’ve prepared, accompanied by local wine and traditional sweets.


Join us for an unforgettable experience at Metochi Farm, a family-owned farm with a rich history of over 115 years in Crete. Our program includes a tour of the farm and traditional Cretan cooking lessons using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Here's a breakdown of our program:

16:30 - Arrival at the house

17:00 - Start cooking

18:30 - Enjoy a traditional snack

19:00 - Take a tour of the farm

19:30 - Prepare dessert

20:30 - Enjoy a dinner consisting of the dishes we prepared together

21:30 - Indulge in dessert with raki, the strong local pomace brandy

What's Included


  • Delicious meals
  • Pick up & bus transfer
  • Water
  • Homemade wine & raki
  • English speaking escort (other languages upon request)

Additional Information

PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL (Or near to your Hotel) from Chania center - Agioi Apostoloi - Kalamaki - Stalos - Agia Marina - Platanias - Gerani - Maleme - Tayronitis - Kolimbari - Kissamos - Falassarna and more

Don't forget

  • Camera
  • Light jacket (Spring & Autumn)


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