Cooking Lessons In Chania – The Real Cretan Cooking Experience


  • Introduction and welcome drink
  • Vegetable picking from the family garden
  • Cooking class of traditional Cretan recipes
  • Experience the use of the old wood-oven
  • Hear the stories and origins behind each dish
  • Introduction of the Cretan weaving tradition
  • Tour around the theme rooms of the family house
  • Feel part of a local family inside an embracing environment
  • Savour the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  • Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties.
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the cottage to the sea and the mountain.
  • Admire extraordinary artefacts and learn about the Cretan way of life in the previous centuries

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Follow us on the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavours and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the White Mountains’ high peaks, you will prepare some traditional and delicious home-made dishes. Using only healthy organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from the garden, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.

You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, feel smell, touch and taste the pure products of Mother Earth. Your host will also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects people’s health and useful tips about the local products you will use. You will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with your own hands, learn how Cretans cook.

After the magnificent cooking experience, you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine, you will feel just like it’s heaven on earth! Later, after the tasting, you will prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki” and, of course, the popular Cretan Cheese-pies “Kalitsouni”. You will love the bread-making as well. In the meanwhile, the meal will be ready. You will taste your own dishes paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy Mediterranean diet and the famous Cretan cuisine have already been revealed in front of your eyes.

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What's Included


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/escort – host
  • Local Cook
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • Traditional Cretan dinner
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group cooking class (up to 20pax)
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your dinner
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Recipes and photos taken on tour are sent via e-mail

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Information

What to bring with you for this tour... except your besy mood & smile :)

  • Your Camera
  • Comfortable clothing & shoes
  • Sunscreen & hat during summer months
  • During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
  • Regular Stops – There are stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone’s convenience. If a client feels sick or it is necessary to stop, please inform your driver accordingly.

Meals & Alternatives

  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • Meals (when included) usually contain traditional Cretan recipes.
  • Appetizers, main courses and desserts will usually be served in platters according to the local way of eating.
  • We can offer vegetarian – vegan alternatives, but we require prior notice during reservation.
  • The client has the responsibility to inform the company in advance of any food allergies to find suitable alternatives if possible.
  • Alcohol consumption is not allowed for children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old.


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About the provider


GS Tours Chania Ltd is a travel and tourism company with long experience in offering unforgettable experience in Crete island.

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