A table served with local delicacies and wine

Cretan food for thought

Immerse yourself into the culinary treasure of Crete

private tour
from € 1470 per person

see our price table

destination

inland, coastal and urban areas of Crete

dates

Available upon request all year round

activity profile

family
100%
adventure
50%
active
60%
nature
70%
culinary
100%

Summary

What’s special about Cretan cuisine? 

Crete is renowned for its simple yet delicious food, which is part of every aspect of local life – socialising, family life, celebration, even mourning. Cretan food is prepared with high quality local products that are as unique and diverse as the nature and the people of Crete.

 

Table with small plates by the sea

What will I do on this tour?

On this multi-day culinary tour, we will experience the wealth of the Cretan diet, travelling around inland, coastal and urban places. We invite you to join us in a celebration of mouth watering Cretan food and learn about the different ways of sourcing, preparing and – of course – enjoying food on Crete. We will cook with locals, go foraging for wild food, learn traditional bread making techniques and prepare cheese straight after milking! We will also taste a variety of local wines and spirits and visit hand-picked tavernas, nestled in picturesque villages. Come on an empty stomach and leave with your heart full of tasty memories.

 

List of activities

  • Cooking with a local in a village house: Learn how to prepare authentic Cretan recipes
  • Foraging: Finding and preparing delicacies from nature
  • Traditional bread making & Cheesemaking with a shepherd
  • Wine tasting: Taste local wine made from heritage grape varieties

Vegan or Vegetarian?  We will happily adapt this tour for you!

Shepherds milking goats, surrounded by kids

Highlights & info

  • Experience the multitude of Cretan tastes and landscapes
  • Take part in Cretan cooking workshops around the island
  • Forage for your own food ingredients
  • Stroll around mountain villages and their surrounding nature
  • Learn from the locals, while preparing food together

meeting point

  Heraklion

 

difficulty

easy

duration

5 days (4 nights) with extension option

walking distances

  short walks

languages

English

 

ascent / descent

  - / -

group size

2 - 8 persons

 

Prices

 

PersonsGroup price
24200 €
35700 €
47000 €
58200 €
69450 €
710500 €
811760 €

 * Single-room supplement: 240€ p.p.

 

Cancellation policy

Upon a confirmed reservation, cancellations are considered acceptable until one week prior to the tour date

Preparing dolmades with chukini flowers
An old lady collecting wild herbs on a plateau

What's included

  • Transportation
  • All culinary activities
  • Accommodation at selected 5* hotels
  • Full range of meals based on the Cretan cuisine
  • Guided tours and walks
  • Experienced local guides
  • Full range of meals based on the Cretan cuisine
  • First aid kit
  • Third party liability
  • Taxes

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible