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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
Join us and live an incredible journey through the Cretan cuisine and culture... 

Tour Highlights
  • Introduction & welcome drink
  • Vegetable picking from our own garden
  • Walking up to the mountain paths and exploring nature
  • Cooking lessons in traditional Cretan recipes
  • Taught in the private home kitchen of a local
  • Hear the stories and origins behind each dish
  • Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages
  • Preparing the appetizers and dessert
  • Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties
  • Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  • Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean Diet
  • Enjoying the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around
  • A nice surprise at the end
  • Guiding by the place owners
What to Expect

Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains we will prepare with you some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meats, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.

You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, feel, smell, touch and taste the pure products of mother earth. We’ll also reveal the secrets of the local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products we will use. We will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with our own hands, learn how we, Cretans, cook.

After our magnificent cooking experience we will follow a path into the mountain walking inside the pure nature. Exploring the area, we will see the traditional Cretan shepherds hut called ''Mitato'', we will enter an olive field and see how we harvest the olives and learn more about the flowers and the blooming vegetation. Returning to the house you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese and prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki”. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine you will feel just like heaven on earth! Meanwhile our meal will be ready. We will taste our own dishes, paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy and unique Mediterranean diet and the well known Cretan food, has already been revealed in front of your eyes.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Class!! Fun, informative and suits all tastes..

This was a truly delightful experience. The family were really welcoming and I loved hearing about Crete, if you want an enlightening and fun experience this trip is for you. My husband Paul loves cooking and he loved learning about Cretan cuisine, I am getting...More

Thank Tinarachaeltracy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fantastic experience with a wonderful family

We and our friends (2 couples) enjoyed the most extraordinary half-day cooking experience. Ioiannis and his family made us all feel very welcome, and couldn't do enough for us. Ioannis picked us up from our hotel and drove us to his grandparent's cottage in the...More

Thank GazzaMc
Reviewed July 12, 2018
Cretan Cooking - Great cultural and learning experience

We did the cooking class on our second day in Crete. We were picked-up by the group co-coordinator, Yannis, who is a Crete native and very knowledgable about Crete history. He provided an informative background on Crete history whilst on our drive to the farmhouse,...More

Thank Patel2006
Ioannis T, Guest Relations Manager at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback!!! We had a great time with you and your family and we hope to see you again!! Until then, take care!!

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Forever Memories Made Here

My family and I were blown away by the warmth, hospitality, and experience provided to us by this experience. We had a two week trip and this was the highlight for all of us. We wanted to understand the Cretan culture better and in the...More

1  Thank Kandice M
Ioannis T, Guest Relations Manager at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you Kandice for your wonderful words!!! We had a great afternoon with you and your family and we are grateful to meet you!! You have an extraordinary daughter and I wish you all the best for her!! I definitely will give you a call...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile
Nice cooking class!

Nice cooking class with warm welcoming family. The family house is located in a small village with a view. Very authentic. Yannis was very friendly and had wealth of Cretan history. The small family museum was nice, too. We had a feast in the garden....More

Thank Megumi H
GSTrikkeTours, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Dear Megumi, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Honestly, it makes us feel very proud. Wishing you all the best. Kindest regards. GS TEAM

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