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Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

4.8 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD

Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

Activity provider: GE ES TOURS CHANIA LTD

From US$ 88.48 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.

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Duration 6 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)

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This cooking class is more than just cooking, it’s more like a quarter day spent with family. An approachable, down-to-earth tour guide has an in-depth knowledge of Crete’s history and culture, and will even show you some of the history in the house’s mini backroom exhibition. The energy of the group was lively and welcoming. All of Crete’s heartwarming and cultural excellence highlighted in this event.

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November 18, 2022

Jannis picked us up at the agreed meeting point and told us some interesting things about the island and its history on the way. A great guy with whom we had very good conversations about the people and culture of Crete. The cooking class was great but not very challenging. Luckily we were only 6 guests. So it was like an evening among friends. The tour probably takes place with up to 15 people. The price might be a bit high, but overall I highly recommend it.

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October 20, 2022

Very good experiences. We cooked very good food such as vegetable dolmas, cheese pie and satshiki. We tasted 3 oloka wines, cheese, vegetables and looked at a small museum that the family had for many generations and listened to the history of Crete. Very good treatment and we are very satisfied.

October 18, 2022

Product ID: 91443