Cretan Vibes
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Cretan vibes is the brainchild of three generations - my grandma Urania, my mom Stella, and me, Marianna. Yet, our team extends beyond, encompassing the entire family! Today, our farm thrives under the care of the 3rd generation. Our dream is to share the richness of Cretan culture and the virtues of the Cretan diet, offering a familial experience to our guests. We achieve this by providing a 100% hands-on cooking adventure and by guiding you through our family farm, unraveling the mysteries of extra virgin olive oil, Cretan vegetables, and herbs. Our experiential tours are carefully crafted for those who are open to discovering and savoring authentic Cretan recipes passed down through generations. It's an invitation for those who genuinely wish to immerse themselves in the authentic Cretan culture and way of living. Come join us, and together, let's embark on a journey to uncover 'The Simple Cretan Life' with a touch of warmth and heritage!
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Dave
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Meeting and sharing an experience with Mariana and Stella was a real treat. We were warmly welcomed and had a relaxing and informative afternoon, preparing and eating some amazing food. The farm tour was interesting and informative, and their passion for food is infectious. Thank you for thoughtfully preparing our cooking experience. Highly Recommend!
Written November 18, 2022
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aRTy
Prague, Czech Republic159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nicely placed cooking class in an open garden area with Marianna and her mother. They are really proud of the great products they make at home and it really showed on the quality of the food they prepared with us. If we ever come back, we definitely want to try some other ones of Marianna's tours. You can't find warm and kind people like them everywhere.
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words!!!! You and Nora are so kind and friendly people!!!!we really enjoy to cook with you!!!!Hope to see you in the near future (either in Prague or in Crete) !!!😍😍😍
Written July 28, 2020
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NBurl
Charlwood, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There were 5 of us on our visit inc a 10, 13 & 16 year old & we all really enjoyed it.

You learn a lot about the Cretan way of life & how big agriculture is in the south. I’ve also never seen watermelons or pomegranates grow so that was also quite interesting!

Marianna was lovely as were her grandparents, mum & dad.

The picnic was really traditional & set in lovely surroundings & we watched her grandma make cheese, we then tasted it - enjoyed it more with their local honey!

A lovely finishing touch was the gift bags that we each received as we left - a really superb tour & would happily try another. Thank you Marianne to you & your family

Written August 13, 2019
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It was our pleasure to guide you in our way of life ;) Thank you so much Natalie and your lovely family for your join!!! I hope to see you again in the future!!!!Cheers!!!!:)))
Written August 13, 2019
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Chris_D
Athens, Greece6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Joining cooking classes when we visited Crete, was one of the best decisions that my girlfriend and I made! I had communicated with Marianna some days before going there, and she gave me a thorough explanation of what was included in the activity. Overall, we found it an awesome and pretty enjoyable experience, that exceeded our expectations! We cooked delicious local dishes and drank excellent Cretan wine. The whole class was really interactive and the girls had a great sense of humour. Thanks for everything Marianna!!!
P.S. Hope my girlfriend is going to cook these dishes again and again
Written August 3, 2019
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Thank you so much Christos!!!! You were such a lovely couple and really good Chefs !!! ;) I believe that Maria will definitely succeed! Nevertheless, for anything you may need we are always on your disposal!!!!Cheers!!!! ;)
Written August 6, 2019
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Beth H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our day at Cretan Vibes could not have been more perfect! Mariana and family have thought about every detail of the experience. They have constructed a beautiful building to host their guests and we were so comfortable we didn't want to leave. The best part about the experience is the friendliness and warmth of Mariana, Stella and Urania. They were just tickled to have us visit and explain their cooking ingredients and methods to us. We made more food than we could eat and left the farm with both full hearts and bellies. 10/10, 100% recommend, not to be missed if you are visiting Crete!
Written April 3, 2024
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ellynephneah
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We had an amazing time at the cooking class. The food was so delicious and the details went into preparing it was as well, it gave us a wonderful overview of Cretan food and culture. I was particularly amazed at the service from Marianna and mama Stella because we worked together for a week to surprise my partner. Mama Stella personally baked a cake for him, and we thought that was the sweetest thing ever. I highly recommend this class for anyone who loves exploring cooking, food and hospitality
Written May 3, 2023
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Tatiana K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A wonderful day in family!!
We were going there with the best feeling of passing a day learning something while having fun. The Cretan Vibes did more, actually: we felt like being all relatives, all part of the same family. For me was like cooking in family, like knowing them since ever: so joking and having fun while working (actually cooking in this case). It was a wonderful experience, Marianna and mama Stella accomodate us very warmly and like family member. We had fun and cooked several dishes: from 5 expected, we finally did 7 among main recipes and variations. Marianna gave the recipes to all the attendees and we visited (with a little tour, explained by Marianna herself) also the family garden, at the farm where we were doing the class. Mama Stella is a very warm and king mom, we felt like being her nephews. We had the chance of knowing Marianna's father and we ate all together after then end of the class (of cooking): again, as you usually do in a family.
Many thanks for the great experience and the bond it created among us.
Written September 26, 2021
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Thank you SO much Tatiana for your beautiful words! The pleasure were definitely for us! We are SO much glad to meet you and passed some time all together!!!! The feeling was exactly the same for us, too....Like known each other for years. Like being family! Thanks for making the cooking class even better with your joining! Cheers until the next time we meet each other! Our best wishes from my mum and I <3
Written January 2, 2022
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stacey
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the best time. Mama Stella and Marriana were warm and welcoming. We even got to cook with Yaya. The recipes were easy to follow and so much fun to cook. The farm was in a beautiful setting . Everything was perfect, I highly recommend this experience. Would do it again in a second
Written July 20, 2024
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Luisa S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It was the best cooking experience my boyfriend and I ever had!
Marianna and Mama Stella were so lovely to the whole group. She told us interesting facts about any dish and how to do it and also took us in their garden to show us fresh vegetable, that we‘ve harvested.
Marianna and Mama Stella know how to prepare cooking classes and also were able to adapt on allergies or diets.
If you‘re in Crete you should definately book one class if you want traditional and authentic greek food!
We‘ll come again.
11/10
Written June 25, 2024
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Chihying W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We are two adults and two teenage daughters. We love taking cooking classes in the places we travel to, and Cretan Vibes was among the very best of our many experiences. The hosts were warm, funny, and excellent at teaching cooking. The surroundings are picturesque as heck - cooking outdoors in the middle of a working farm, on the island of Crete! They knew where every ingredient came from and we were astonished by the flavors that we could achieve with only fresh ingredients plus a little salt. To cap it off their dogs just had a litter of pups…and who doesn’t like playing with pups? We only wished that we could have gotten the recipes afterwards. Thank you so much ladies for this lovely experience.
Written June 23, 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words and truly support! <3 We always send via email the recipes of our cooking class at the end of the class! If you do not get it please check your spam folder or email me at info@cretanvibes.com and i will send it directly! We would love to prepare some of it back to your home and to your lovely ones <3 Our best wishes, Marianna and Mama Stella <3
Written June 24, 2024
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