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Find out the secrets to the most nutritious diet in the world, on a tour full of mouthwatering flavors and traditional recipes; Cretans’ secret to the longevity of life is fascinating and, more importantly, delicious!

  • #Culinary
  • #Family
  • #LocalExperience
Duration
4 hours
TOUR TYPE
Private
SCHEDULE
Daily
Price
From: 62 / person

Overview

Discover the wealth of Cretan gastronomy and indulge in a medley of earthy flavors with our Heraklion or Foodies tour! Follow a scenic city trail through Heraklion's streets to find traditional eateries, while experiencing the local vibe! Taste puffy pastries, delicious cheese, traditional Cretan dishes, and mouthwatering desserts, while learning all about the Cretan cuisine

Discover Cretan culture through traditional dishes and local eateries

Relish up to 15 tastings of traditional Cretan food and enjoy local wine and raki

Explore the impressive Heraklion food market

 

Passionate food guide to share the fun with

Description

Taste unique Cretan flavors in places that locals prefer, far away from the tourist traps. Walk around the bustling Heraklion city and try the best cream pie in town, the famous “bougatsa”. Duck into the old market of the city and visit the best place to devour different kinds of Cretan cheese while learning about the cheese tradition in Crete, with the assistance of your expert food guide! Next, come by a small honey shop to get introduced to the art of beekeeping and taste two different kinds of local honey full of Cretan aromas!

Wander through small laneways around the Heraklion food market and discover traditional bakeries; time to indulge in delicious Cretan pastries, such as 'kalitsounia', and Cretan biscuits, such as 'ladokouloura'. Explore the thousands of different Cretan herbs in a cozy herb shop and enjoy a reviving tea from the Cretan mountains. Continue your culinary experience with 'loukoumades', a traditional doughnut-like dessert drenched in honey or chocolate, and traditional pie-bites.

After wandering around the beautiful city, hit a cozy restaurant by the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion, and relish local dishes, such as 'Dakos', 'Dolmadakia' and first-class seafood! Ending on a high note, traditional dessert and raki will be served!

This is where your journey to the culinary scene of Heraklion comes to an end. Whether you are a passionate foodie or a traveler going after unique experiences, this gastronomy tour will excite your senses!

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Inclusions

  • A 4-hour private food tour in Heraklion
  • Services of a foodie expert guide
  • All food and drink tastings

Exclusions

  • Anything else you would like to order or purchase

Food Subs:

We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and food allergies

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The "Heraklion for Foodies: Private Culinary Tour in Crete" is available as a private tour, in order to further customize your experience to fulfill your specific needs & expectations. Simply tell us your preferences in the booking form below.
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We enjoy travelling | We remain safe

Our tours are always private or have a maximum capacity of 8 persons
Our tours are always private or have a maximum capacity of 8 persons
We encourage the exploration of outdoor sites, monuments and natural landscapes
We encourage the exploration of outdoor sites, monuments and natural landscapes
Our vehicles are sanitized daily and our transportation is private-only
Our vehicles are sanitized daily and our transportation is private-only
We prefer boutique accommodations that follow all safety protocols
We prefer boutique accommodations that follow all safety protocols
Our guides and drivers are always conscious and provide our guests with masks and sanitizers
Our guides and drivers are always conscious and provide our guests with masks and sanitizers
We believe in a slow and sustainable way of travel that respects the environment & the local communities
We believe in a slow and sustainable way of travel that respects the environment & the local communities