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Experience the key secrets to the healthiest diet in the world on a tour full of mouthwatering flavors and traditional recipes; Cretans’ secret to longevity of life is fascinating and, more importantly, delicious.

  • #Culinary
  • #Family
  • #LocalExperience
Duration
Half day
Group Type
Private
Availability
Daily
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Tour Highlights

Discover the wealth of Cretan gastronomy and indulge in a chorus of earthy flavors with our Heraklion food tour! Follow a scenic city trail through Heraklion's streets and narrow alleys to find traditional eateries whilst experience the local vibe! Taste puffy Cretan pastries, delicious cheese, traditional Cretan dishes and mouthwatering desserts, while learning all about Cretan cuisine! All the riches of the Cretan land straight to your palate!

  • Enjoy the personal attention of an expert food guide
  • Discover Cretan culture through traditional dishes and local eateries
  • Relish at least 15 tastings of traditional Cretan food
  • Enjoy local drinks such as Cretan wine and raki
  • Explore the best eateries in Heraklion and the city itself
  • Adjusted to any food requirements you may have
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry

What you can expect?

What better way to experience Heraklion city than eating your way through it? Whether you are a passionate foodie or a traveler going after unique experiences, this gastronomy tour will tease your senses! Get the chance to eat unique dishes and taste Cretan flavors in places that locals prefer away from the tourist traps. Walk through the bustling Heraklion and taste the best cream pie in town, the famous “bougatsa”. Duck into the Old Market of the city and visit the best place to taste delicious local cheese; devour different kinds of Cretan cheese and find out about the cheese tradition in Crete with your expert food guide! Next, your cullinary experience will lead you to a small honey shop where you will be introduced to the art of beekeeping and taste two different kinds of local honey full of Cretan aromas!

Wander through small laneways around the Old Market just to discover unique traditional bakeries; time to indulge in delicious Cretan pastries, such as “kalitsounia”, and Cretan biscuits, such as "ladokouloura" - everything made according to grandmother's recipes! Explore the thousands of different Cretan herbs in a cozy herb shop and enjoy a reviving tea of herbs from the Cretan mountains. Continue your culinary experience with traditional loukoumades and traditional pie-bites.

Lose yourself in the town's alleys for a while just to end up in a cozy restaurant by the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion - in a place where your eyes meet the blue sea; relish local dishes, such as "Dakos" or "dolmadakia"and first class seafood! And our topping for the end of your food experience? Traditional dessert and raki!

This is where your journey to the Cretan cullinary scene of Heraklion finishes and you are ready to go with the best memories of the city!

Inclusions

Meeting Point:

  • Lions Square, in front of the fountain

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions: 

  • Anything else you would like to order or purchase
  • Gratuities

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour is available in English.

 

Reviews

  • You must do this tour. Athina is an incredible guide. In love with her country and with all the good foods that you can find in Crete. Absolutely no need to take a breakfast before. You will eat really well and with all the flavors. I was expecting a good experience and it was close to a dream!

    - William
  • Our guide, Athina, was an amazing foodies guide! Not only did she take us to those unique places promised by you, she also made sure we have no allergies, what kind of food we're interested in, etc. We visited small places in which only local ingredients are being used, such as spices, herbs and honey and got small and sweet gifts from those places.

    - Martha
  • Thank you very much for the lovely experience. We started our day with coffee and Bugatsa and carried on with a wide selection of different delicacies. Finished our day with lovely seafood restaurant on sea front . The next day my husband enjoyed the wine tasting in opus wine bar while I enjoyed the accompanying food. Athena and Dimetra were fabulous guides.

    - Lauren
  • Communication with Dimitra was excellent and they can cater the tour for food allergies, preferences or perceived "intolerances". We were met at the arranged time and we then embarked on a tour of honey shops, herbalist, pastry shops, taverna and seafood restaurants. Our guides were very informative about the food and Heraklion in general. Their English was perfect. We cannot recommend enough!

    - Brandon
  • Every establishment that we entered for the tour greeted us warmly and truly made us feel special. We learned the importance of pure and fresh ingredients and that the herbs and grasses used for food and teas are gathered fresh in the wilder areas of Crete. Athina, our guide, is passionate about sharing her knowledge about food and Crete!

    - dlcharl5713
  • We enjoy learning about the culture of an area we are visiting through its food and this food tour met all of our expectations! Athina, our guide, has a passion for and substantial knowledge of Cretin foods as well as the establishments we visited.The food tour experience is about "food," but it is the guide that brings the excitement and interest to the tour and Athina does a great job.

    - Konacontent
  • We had such a great tour, loved our tour guide, got an incredible behind the scenes tour of Cretan Food. We were so happily stuffed at the end of the 4 hours, be prepared to eat a ton!

    - Marci R
  • This food tour was by far the best we've ever been on. Athina was bright,articulate and very passionate about the food and the restaurants we visited.We cannot compliment her and your company highly enough for this tour. It made our visit to this beautiful island memorable. Athina has made us want to come back for a longer visit Many thanks.

    - Janine & Michael McLennan
  • Our guide Athina was amazing! So passionate about the food and culture of Crete and supportive of all the local businesses. With the Cretan tradition of providing complimentary desserts and the local wine Raki at the end of each large meal, to the fascinating local herbal apothecary, we cannot recommend this tour highly enough. We love foodie tours & have participated in many all over the world, but this one is the best by far

    - Michael1289
  • Wonderful, well-planned foodie walking tour. We meet conveniently in the center of town and walked to various boutique food venues to sample all included! Demetrius with Crista was our guide and he did a wonderful job in customizing the pace. ALSO, he had a great depth of knowledge around Cretan food and history. I recommend this highly!

    - JonL

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