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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an intimate cooking class and meal in a family home
  • Take home digital photos and recipes to commemorate your visit
  • Understand the foundations of Mediterranean cuisine and culture
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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
From USD 85.33
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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
From USD 85.33
Overview
Visit the family mountain home of a local Cretan for a completely authentic evening of cooking, eating, and cultural exchange. Begin your visit with a walk through the vegetable gardens, where you harvest ingredients to use in your recipes. Learn traditional dishes from your hosts, and hear the stories behind each dish. Enjoy a walk through the mountain paths with views of the Aegean Sea. Sit down to a meal you helped prepare, including local wine and a sweet dessert.
What to Expect
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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 we will prepare with you some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meats, 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. We’ll also reveal the secrets of the local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products we will use. We will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with our own hands, learn how we, Cretans, cook.
After our magnificent cooking experience we will follow a path into the mountain walking inside the pure nature. Exploring the area, we will see the traditional Cretan shepherds hut called ''Mitato'', we will enter an olive field and see how we harvest the olives and learn more about the flowers and the blooming vegetation. Returning to the house you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese and prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki”. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine you will feel just like heaven on earth! Meanwhile our meal will be ready. We will taste our own dishes, paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy and unique Mediterranean diet and the well known Cretan food, has already been revealed in front of your eyes.
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2018
Highlight of my trip to Creta

This is a great family run company that helped make my trip to Creta so interesting. I did four tours with them,which were all great, but my stand out favourite was the cooking experience. Giannis took us to his ancesteral home where were we given...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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GSTrikkeTours, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We appreciate your kind words and we are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality to all these tours. Wishing you all the best and we hope to meet you again in the future. Best regards, GS TEAM

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Best ever day tour

My wife and I agree with everything Peta wrote in her review. I was so pleased to come second to Peta’s husband, Nick as ‘Masterchef for the day’. Memorable day with two great couples and wonderfully warm hosts.

Thank Tourist797741
GSTrikkeTours, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We are looking forward to see you again and have more cooking contest that everyone will be Masterchef! Best wishes, GS TEAM

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
So much more than a cookery class!!!

My husband and I were blown away by this experience. Yiannis welcomes you to his family home in the mountains and, gosh, what a stunning place it is. Yiannis' English is fantastic and his passion for history is captivating. His love and pride for both...More

Thank PetaCupper
GSTrikkeTours, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

I would like to thank you for your amazing review! We appreciate your kind words. We are offering our best services and luckily in small groups, the tour can be really enjoyable. We had also a great time with you! Wishing you the best! GS...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile
Class!! Fun, informative and suits all tastes..

This was a truly delightful experience. The family were really welcoming and I loved hearing about Crete, if you want an enlightening and fun experience this trip is for you. My husband Paul loves cooking and he loved learning about Cretan cuisine, I am getting...More

Thank Tinarachaeltracy
Ioannis T, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Tina, thank you so much for your kind words! Your review is great! We did have a great time with you also. I wish you the best! Kindest regards. GS TEAM

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Fantastic experience with a wonderful family

We and our friends (2 couples) enjoyed the most extraordinary half-day cooking experience. Ioiannis and his family made us all feel very welcome, and couldn't do enough for us. Ioannis picked us up from our hotel and drove us to his grandparent's cottage in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GazzaMc
Ioannis T, Public Relations Manager at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and your kind words!! Family is really important for us, as you did understand! We really enjoyed our day with you as well. Kindest regards, GS Team

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