Heraklion Traditional Cooking Class with transportation

Learn the culinary secrets that have been passed down through generations by joining a cooking class of Cretans' favorite recipes that is fun and, of course, absolutely scrumptious!

4 hours
Group Type
From €150 / person
for a group of 4

Discover the wealth of the Cretan land with a hands-on cooking class in the beautiful Heraklion countryside. Learn how to prepare the most distinctive Cretan dishes and let expert Cretan cooks introduce you to the culinary tradition of the island!

Enjoy a traditional Cretan cooking lesson in a scenic environment

Local cooking instructor to guide you through your cooking experience

Discover the Cretan ingredients that make local food so irresistible


Enjoy a traditional Cretan meal of apperizers with a picture-perfect view of the Cretan landscape

What you can expect?

Travel to a peaceful, traditional village amidst the countryside of Heraklion in the comfort of a modern vehicle. Just 30 minutes away from the city, your cooking experience will take place in a traditional stone village looking out over herb-scented hilltops and the valley of Heraklion. An experienced Cretan cooking instructor will welcome you and introduce you to the earthly flavors of Cretan cuisine.

Firstly, you will embark on a  30-minute tour referring to the objects and habits of cooking processes in past times. It is an integral part of the experience, as we regard the cooking lessons as a holistic cultural experience of Cretan life. 

Next comes the cooking lesson. 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.

The time will finally come to taste all those Cretan goodies you’ve made, accompanied by local wine. The friendly atmosphere and picture-perfect scenery will capture your senses on every level, and you will return home with a whole new cooking skillset!

Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • Transport with modern vehicles 
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Appetizer lunch with house wine or other beverages 
  • Recipe booklet and certificate given at the
    end as souvenir
  • Services of an excellent English-speaking chef
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Any additional orders or purchases
  • We can customize your experience further according to any particular dietary requirements you may have (allergies, etc.)
Trip Advisor
WHAT A DAY! We learned so many things, thanks to our chef Kostas. The location is amazing and we really enjoyed the views from the village. The food was delicious - thank you for making our stay so memorable!
We had never taken part in a cooking class while travelling but this was an amazing tour. We really came closer to the greek and cretan culture via this workshop. Highly recommended.
Service was excellent. Nikos was very helpful while communicating many months before our trip and helped us book this excursion. Our driver Dimitris was friendly and very welcoming. And of course, the cooking experience was one of the highlights of our entire trip. Thank you Greeking.me!
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