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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

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    What to Expect
    Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains, you will prepare some traditional and extremely tasty 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.

    Stop At:

    • Melidoni, Melidoni, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

    Sample Menu

    • Kalitsounia - The popular Cretan Cheese-pies
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    GS Tours Chania, Episkopou Chrisanthou 37, Chania 731 32, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    • 15:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center)
    • 15:45 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)
    • 15:55 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)
    • 16:00 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora)
    • 16:10 – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi)
    • 16:25 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis
    • 16:45 – Hotels in Kalives
    • 17:00 – Agioi Pantes village
    Departure Time
    3:30 PM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English speaking, local driver/guide
    • Wine & Food tasting
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan/minibus
    • Small-group cooking class
    • Use of apron and cooking utensils
    • All ingredients for your lunch
    • Commemorative gifts
    • Recipes & photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is comfortable clothing - good shoes
    • Please check the pick up areas before you book this tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Without a doubt, this experience was the most memorable and special part of our 12-day honeymoon. We spent three days on three islands, and this day stuck out above all others. Yanis was less of a driver/tour guide/translator and more of a PROFESSOR during our journey. The
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    Response from Monty1296, Guest Relations Manager at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 4 Nov. 2019
    Dear alimbryson, This is one of the most fabulous reviews we've ever read. Million thanks for taking the time to post it on TripAdvisor! We love having people like you on our tours and it would have been a great pleasure to see you again in the not so distant future! Kindest Regards,
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    I thoroughly recommend this experience if you love good food, great company and like cooking. We were transported from our hotel in a comfortable vehicle along with 6 others to a farmhouse location situated in the mountains above Chania. Before cooking we were welcomed in the
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 15 Oct. 2019
    Dear TravellingCoral, We, honestly can't thank you enough for this detailed and amazing review! We are extremely delighted that you liked that much the tour you had with us and we really hope that we will have the chance to show you more of our island in the future! Kind Regards,
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    This is a fabulous excursion! The host was excellent, the cook was knowledgeable, cheerful and relaxed. The preparation and cooking was informative and fun (for experienced and inexperienced cooks). At the end of the evening we enjoyed the delicious meal. Definitely recommend
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 15 Oct. 2019
    Dear Traveler288449, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We hope to see you again in the future and show you even more of our fabulous island! Kindest Regards,
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    We stayed in Rethymno and drove about 45 mins to the meeting point. We got picked up by van and got to meet the fellow tourist. Van is very clean and our driver who is also the guide/translator/helper is very nice and knowledgeable man. There were only 8 of us in the class which
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 15 Oct. 2019
    Dear sheenasapida, Saying thank you, for this very detailed and fabulous review, is not enough! Your satisfaction is our goal and we are very glad we achieved that. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards,
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    If you are thinking about this experience, do yourself a HUGE favor, and BOOK IT! This was the most amazing experience ! The trip was a little long to get to the house, but once we were there the views were breathtaking! We viewed the garden, fed the goats, had a lovely wine
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 1 Oct. 2019
    Dear Abby B, Thank you so much for this great review. I think we should use it as an advertisement! :-) What you describe is exactly what we want to offer to our guests and we are delighted with the fact that you loved this experience that much! We hope to see you again in the future, laugh again and enjoy everything together! Kind Regards,
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    About the operator
    By: Fabulous Crete
    296 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    TandTfamily29621
    Anderson, South Carolina
    134
    This is the real Deal!
    We highly recommend doing this tour. My husband, and 2 kids (10,14), and I had a tour with Mr. Dimitris on Dec
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    Meredith R
    40
    Zoe is great!
    We loved our trikke ride today with Zoe! We learned so much about Old Town Chania and had a lovely time chatting
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    Natalie L
    90
    Insightful, moving and well organised tour!
    This was an exceptional tour and had my attention locked in 100% of the time. Ioannis has an impressive knowledge
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    2019Campbells
    Toronto, Canada
    232
    Best tour operators in Greece!
    We had a private tour with Yannis and Dimitrius in November 2019 on our honeymoon. We did a variation of this tour
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    JanetS184
    Halifax, Canada
    3616
    Excellent Introduction to Crete
    We spent a wonderful day with Dimitri as our tour guide on a small group tour. He was wonderful, it felt like we
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    alimbryson
    12
    The Best Part of our 12-day Honeymoon!
    Without a doubt, this experience was the most memorable and special part of our 12-day honeymoon. We spent three
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    467sachind
    Crete, Greece
    40
    Fun tour
    My family really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Maria was very helpful, patient, kind and very good with my 6
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    Claire B
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    8974
    Could not have done it on my own
    This was a great trip with Ioannis (sp?). You should be aware that there isn't a huge amount to actually see, and
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    W4Familywilltravel
    London, United Kingdom
    7162
    Extremely good WW2 trip
    This was fantastic. The stories and collections from local people could not have been sourced by an individual
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    I K
    Ontario, Canada
    319
    Fantastic & Enjoyable!!
    The Trikke ride was great. Zoey was our lead & guide. After a few riding lessons, Zoey took us on a tour of the
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    Gseaman55
    Cornwall, New York
    16337
    Enjoyable and fun
    This was a great day. We went to wineries and had great wine and snacks. It was informative and the tour guide
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    Thisisit14
    North Fort Myers, Florida
    52
    Tour was a blast!
    First I want to say our tour guide, Maria, was the sweetest and we absolutely loved her. There were 6 of us and
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    circa321
    California
    73
    Deep local knowledge
    I just finished my second day with Dimitris Thimainos of this family-run firm. I couldn’t be happier. GS Tours has
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    chicopar
    Brisbane, Australia
    1611
    Great fun
    Had a great tour with the lovely Maria on the trikes to show us about. I’d highly recommend Maria as your guide.
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    TravellingCoral
    Smethwick, United Kingdom
    5041
    A hands on cooking experience in a wonderful location
    I thoroughly recommend this experience if you love good food, great company and like cooking. We were transported
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