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Food Odyssey, A Historical Culinary Tour of Chania

Food Odyssey, A Historical Culinary Tour of Chania

By Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures
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Ages 2-80, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Field expert
  • A wide variety of local delicacies
  • Historic foods
  • Meal
  • Multi-sensory food experience
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Crete
  • Entry/Admission - Municipal Market of Chania
  • Entry/Admission - Old Venetian Harbor
  • Entry/Admission - Crete
  • Entry/Admission - Crete
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Start:
  • Kidonias 29, Chania 731 35, Greece
    In front of Chania Town Hall
End:
  • The PLATANOS OF SPLANTZIAS, Pl. 1821, Chania 731 32, Greece
    Splanzia Square

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62576P1

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Casual dress, comfortable shoes and clothing recommended
  • Please advise of any food restrictions (e.g. allergies) upon booking. Your guide will do the best to accommodate your specific needs
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Food tastings are subject to change without notice
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kidonias 29
    Kidonias 29, Chania 731 35, Greece
    In front of Chania Town Hall
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chania Town
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    bougatsa Chania
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Municipal Market of Chania
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Chania Town
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Old Venetian Harbor
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Splantzia Square
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Splanzia
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The PLATANOS OF SPLANTZIAS
    Pl. 1821, Chania 731 32, Greece
    Splanzia Square
    See address & details
About the operator
Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
  • razamanaz
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    Very interesting tour
    Thanks to Mariana we had unforgettable excursion into the world of smells and aromas, tastes and touches of Chania's food and history. Mariana showed us secret places - I think even locals don't know. :) We have tasted many authentic local foods - all are very delicious. Also I should mention great historical voyage through one of the most fascinating places of Venezian part of the Old city and Chania's food market with story and tasting of different kinds of Cretan cheese. Marianna also showed small shop of very good hand-made local knives (see picture). Really interesting experience!
    Written January 1, 2019
  • lovelygreece
    0 contributions
    Bites of Chania
    We enjoyed the tour with Mariana a lot. We started the tour with a breakfest where we had a mountain tea for the first time and tasted Cretan food specialties which Mariana brought with herself. Then we moved through the city and stopped at interesting places (some of which are mostly known by locals) where we continued to taste Cretan specialties like cheeses, cakes, coffee, raki etc. Mariana told us interesting stories about the herbs, local products and typical dishes in the historical contest. It is useful to read a bit about Crete and Chania before doing the tour. Being prepared will make the tour even more interesting.
    Written July 7, 2018
  • Henie29
    0 contributions
    A meal that made history come alive!
    Our knowledgeable and gracious hostess, Mariana, walked us through food preparation reaching back from Neolithic to modern interpretations. The menu was slightly modified to meet our needs, and with instructions and demonstrations by Mariana, we began the adventure. Most dishes were cooked over hot stones in her outdoor garden fire pit. Our meal, consisting of several delicious courses, was eaten in the shade of an old olive tree, joined by our husbands-all of us with hearty appetites, and enjoyed by all. What could be more perfect!!
    Written April 25, 2018
  • 0 contributions
    What a wonderful surprise!
    When I booked the Byzantine cooking class for myself , my husband and my 16th year old son I really was not sure what to expect. Well, what a wonderful surprise we got! It was an amazing journey through the history of Byzantine food, food politics and stories while preparing various dishes using replicas of Byzantine utensils. Mariana is a brilliant woman, famed for her extensive knowledge and research on Greek cuisine. We are very sorry that we missed her food walking tour. It will be the first thing we'll do when we'll come back to Chania.
    Written March 26, 2018
  • Ella M
    0 contributions
    Wild greens and greek doughs
    Mariana is an extremely knowledgeable food historian. Her classes are fascinating, this is the second class I've taken of hers and I would recommend travelling to Crete purely to meet her if you're interested in the history of Greek cuisine. We got to sit under her olive trees and she cooked a variety of dishes for us all over fire. A very special day and very different from an average cooking class.
    Written October 1, 2017
  • 0 contributions
    The best tour I ever had in Greece.
    Early in August my wife and I had the opportunity to join Mariana and explore Chania through senses while delving into the city's rich history and food culture. It was an unforgettable culinary adventure! Not onlyn we learned a lot about Cretan food history we also tasted the best local food!
    Written September 7, 2017
  • Noodlebee
    0 contributions
    Great excursion
    We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour throughout Chania. A nice mix of history and culture with many great tastes.
    Written September 6, 2017
  • Georgia T
    0 contributions
    Cooking adventure
    Mariana offers an insightful view of Greek civilization through food using replicas of ancient cooking pots and ovens and recreating ancient cooking methods. The food was delicious!!!! And what a beautiful place for a cooking class - a very old olive grove! The historical cheese making and bread baking class is the best cooking class I have ever taken!
    Written April 24, 2017
  • adagreen2017
    0 contributions
    Unforgettable experiences!
    Mariana is a wonderful teacher and guide. We are 5 friends and we took the ancient Greek cooking lesson and the the historical culinary tour of Chania. We made and ate hellenistic food cooked over a log fire in the beautiful garden with the olive trees and we baked bread in a replica of an ancient oven. As for her wonderful walking tour, I cannot praise her enough. It is an absolute must even if it is not your first visit to the city.
    Written April 24, 2017
  • geetashaw
    0 contributions
    Greek food history
    It was really interesting and The food was delicious however I wished it was more hands on. She was lovely and knowledgable.
    Written April 13, 2017
  • Dan B
    0 contributions
    Learned a lot, ate a lot!
    Mariana was a wonderful teacher and guide. I learned a lot about about Greek and Cretan culinary history while we strolled around historic Chania talking and tasting flavorful delights. I highly recommend this tour for any foodie who wants to learn more about the history of food preparation and how different spices were introduced into the lical culture.
    Written August 24, 2016
  • janhZ7956ZM
    0 contributions
    Good time
    We had a nice time. We were the only 2 because it was not a scheduled course. We had a great time talking and eating in a beautifull garden with olive trees. It was a journey into history of greek vegeterian cooking. I especially liked the historic cooking methods. We were baking bread on hot stones, that actually tasted very good. Also we learned some great recipes that we will continue to cook. Especially the bizantine fava. And some other recipes too. Take this course when you are interested in greek cooking and its history and eating under olive trees with good company. Jan en Marjan
    Written August 23, 2016
  • annadrou
    0 contributions
    Everything about Greek historical food! A treasure of knowledge by an experimental archaeologist -food historian
    We found Mariana somewhat accidentally and we thank our good luck for it. If you want to know more about the Greek food (food history, politics, ancient recipes etc) you must contact her. My husband and I took the historical- food walking tour and the next day we were part of a team of 6 people deeply interested in the historical bread baking and cheese making. In a venetian olive grove we baked in ash, on hot stones, in an amazing replica of a 5th century BC portable oven and we made cheese using ancient methods. Each of us payed 100 euros but it's worth every cent. We enjoyed every minute and we learned so much about the history of Greek food. And the meal after the lesson was amazing!
    Written August 5, 2016
  • shebray
    0 contributions
    Village Life and Cookery
    Went via Crete Holiday Buddy, who organise trips. This was lovely. We picked our own food and then it was cooked for us. The best lunch we have ever had. Wonderful and recommended.
    Written June 10, 2016
  • annadelh
    0 contributions
    Fascinating food history courses.
    I’m thoroughly fascinated with Mariana's cooking courses. I took two of them and I enjoyed the entire process, from mixing historically-appropriate ingredients and cooking over an open fire to using replicas of historic equipment and tools. Mariana is extremely generous with her knowledge and responded to every question in such a warm and nuturing way!
    Written April 12, 2016
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240 minutes