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Cooking lessons at Vegera

Zaros, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
+30 6970579395
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Zaros
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: The Cretan cuisine is considered to be the best example of the Mediterranean regime, which benefits greatly our health. Make the best of your holiday in a creative way and visit our kitchen. At ‘Vegera’ restaurant in Zaros village , you will participate in the cooking procedure and local women will show you genuine Cretan recipes for you to cook just like them. Cooked in virgin olive oil using only fresh ingredients, to be savored on the spot with your friends.
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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Based on our wonderful meal at Vegera (the best we had in Crete!) and chatting with its delightful host/chef Vivi, I really wish we'd known about the chance to take cooking lessons at Vegera ahead of time. I'm sure the experience would be a lot of fun, with the results being excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I had the best time learning to cook Cretan recipes with the wonderful bubbly Vivi! It was the highlight of our holiday and I cannot recommend it more highly. We made more than 6 different dishes, both sweet and savoury- all were delicious. We got to try them all at the end with a well deserved glass... More

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Andenes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I visited Zaros in Ocotber 2011, together with a group of Norwegian friends. Some days before we came to Zaro we made a deal with Vivi about coocing lesson on Taverna Vegera. When we arrived to Zatos, we were met by Vivi, a very warm and hospitable person. She is the owner of the tavern. The coocing lesson was amazing.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

A two-hour afternoon cooking lesson with Vivi and her mother taught me some of the secrets of Cretan cooking. I know I shouldn't give the secrets away but two have made my life so much easier ... and tastier. The first was not to cook the rice before stuffing Peppers, and how to make them really tasty without adding meat... More

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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This is much more than a (free) cooking class. We checked with Vivi a few days beforehand and chose a day when she was not busy with a larger group - in fact, we were the only people on the course that day. So perhaps we got VIP treatment. To start with, she took us on a short tour of... More

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Heraklion, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We were all instantly engaged in the brilliant cooking lessons taught to us by Vivi Kalaitzaki and her two assistants, Irini and Angela. The lesson had been carefully thought out and everything prepared for the nine participants to don aprons, roll up their sleeves and get to work. Two women started on Cretan style bechamel at the big gas cooker.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

A great experience, Vivi is a warm and you leave feeling you have known her for years. We cooked for 2-3 hours and then ate - excellent way to meet other people and enjoy the food. We paid 25 euros for the lesson and the food and wine - that was for 2 people. We will be returning and will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Traveling to Zaros as a college student, I was eager to become emerged into the Cretan lifestyle. If you are able to learn about the food of a culture, you have a good sense of what makes the locals who they are. Vivi's cooking lesson was the perfect activity that aided the emersion I desired. She taught us the custom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

For several years, we have stayed in Zaros during our journeys in Crete. There you can follow cooking lessons in the tavern Vegera (in the center of the village). Vivi and her mother have a fantastic feeling for cooking the authentic Greek food. You can help them during the preparing of the daily menu, even if you're not a good... More

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