Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

4.7 / 5

28 reviews

Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

From US$ 95.04 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Instructor
English
Pickup included
Pickup from specific locations within Chania region.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My 7 year old son and I just returned home to California from our month long stay in Greece, with one of those weeks staying on the stunning island of Crete, and while we were there we had the wonderful opportunity to do several tours/excursions with this amazing company and I can’t put into words just how much fun we had with every last person associated with G S Tours!! First we headed out to the White Mountains and had the pleasure of spending the evening with the awesome Ioannis, Pantelis, and Eleftheria, learning first hand how to prepare the most DELICIOUS true Cretan meal!!! We cooked together, laughed together, and learned together… we learned about their beautiful country and all of the wonders of Crete… both from a historical perspective with Ioannis’s amazing account of where Crete has come from over the last several thousand years, and also from a social perspective by learning about all of the fabulous traditions and cultural aspects of the lovely Cretan people!

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October 4, 2021

It was an entertaining afternoon with really nice people. The team tried very hard and was always friendly. Yiannis also brought us closer to Greek history and is an excellent dancer. The property in the white mountains is a dream. We were 20 participants in total, which is a bit borderline. We were definitely expecting a smaller group. They cooked vegetables stuffed with rice and herbs, stuffed vine leaves (same filling), tsatziki, fried cheese pockets and dakos. For the latter, we grated the tomatoes. Anyone expecting a real cooking course for ambitious amateur cooks is out of place. Who wants to spend an entertaining evening with nice people…. This event is recommended for him!

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July 25, 2021

I can only recommend this experience to everyone! Good food, good wine, great views, nice conversations. An all-round beautiful afternoon / evening. The guide led the tour with a lot of commitment and ensured a pleasant atmosphere right from the start. It was a very special experience that I would never want to miss again.

August 13, 2020

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