Learn the culinary secrets that have been passed down from generation to generation; enjoy a class of Cretan’s favorite recipes that is super fun and, of course, absolutely scrumptious.
Cretan cooking class in Heraklion
Discover the wealth of the Cretan land with a hands-on private cooking class in the beautiful Heraklion countryside! Learn how to prepare the most distinctive Cretan dishes and let your expert Cretan cooks introduce you to the traditional art of cooking. For real gastronomy adventurers only!
- Private transfer in a modern vehicle is included
- Enjoy a private traditional Cretan cooking lesson in a peaceful environment
- Our family-friendly chefs will guide you all the way through your cooking experience
- Find out about the raw ingredients of our land that make Cretan food so irresistible
- You will enjoy a rich meal in a convivial atmosphere
- Enjoy the picture-perfect view of the Cretan landscape
- We can customize your experience further according to any particular dietary requirements you may have (allergies, etc)
What you can expect?
Ready for a hands on Cretan cooking lesson? You will try out our grandmother’s recipes for a range of traditional dishes and return home with a whole new cooking skillset!
Travel to a peaceful traditional place amidst the countryside of Heraklion prefecture in the comfort of modern vehicles and enjoy a beautiful route through Cretan villages. Just 30 minutes away from Heraklion city, your cooking experience will take place in a traditional off-the-beaten-track restaurant looking out over herb-scented hilltops and the sea. An experienced couple of Cretan cooks will welcome you and introduce you to the earthly flavors of Cretan cuisine.
You will prepare step by step famous Cretan appetizers, like “dakos” – Cretan rusks topped with tomato sauce and feta cheese - and “dolmadakia” – vine leaves stuffed with a rice mixture. You will get your hands on making the main course, such as lamb with artichoke or “gemista” - stuffed vegetables - using only seasonal ingredients. And what about dessert? You will roll out phyllo pastry and make delicious traditional pies with local cheese and honey.
Time will finally come to taste all those Cretan goodies you’ve made, paired with lots of wine. The convivial atmosphere and the picture-perfect scenery will capture your senses on every possible level.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Transport with modern vehicles
- 4-hour cooking class
- Lunch with wine or other beverages
- All taxes
- Extra drinks
What is the spoken language?
he spoken language is English. More languages are available in private tours.
What should I bring with me?
Prepare yourself for an exciting experience & bring along your camera so you can capture the best views!
Can you pick us up from our hotel?
A pick-up from your hotel can be arranged. Please send us an inquiry.
Is it difficult for older people to follow the group?
Not at all! We will cook delicious Cretan recipes that are easy to follow.
Is it child friendly?
Very much! Our Cretan cooking class is a particularly fun experience for our little friends, especially if they are into cooking. Keep in mind though, that you should be careful and warn your children about possible dangers in the kitchen. They must follow the chef's orders and not expose themselves to danger of any kind.
What are the acceptable payment methods?
All services booked through the website of Greeking.me are paid via PayPal or credit card. Once you make your payment, we will issue a voucher & send it to you via email. Please bring it with you on the day of the tour, as proof of purchase.
What happens in case of rain?
Fortunately the weather in Greece is mild and warm for most of the year. In case of rain, though, you will be timely notified about any changes to your scheduled walk.
If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask!