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“Excellent, Vivi and her team are fab - A Must!!”

Cooking lessons at Vegera
Ranked #5 of 7 things to do in Zaros
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
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 stay in Zaros so we can experience Vegera more than once.
A Must - if in Crete, We travelled from Hersonisos - took 1.5 hours and the drive is great.

Thank Marie S
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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 dishes of the seasons-when to primarily use tomato or lemon. From stuffed peppers to snails, Vivi showed us how to make traditional Cretan cuisines. The best part was you got to eat what you cooked! This cooking experience is one that I will remember for the rest of my life. Taking cooking lessons at Vegera is an experience that not every tourist in Greece gets the opportunity to partake in; if you are one of the lucky ones who gets to spend time with sweet Vivi and the other locals of Zaros, I highly recommend you spend time in the kitchen of Vegera!

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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 cook yourself, they explain it very simple step by step, so you don't need a basis.
You learn the little (but important) things (e.g. about spices) to give that extra taste to the food. Afterwards, you can enjoy the meal you prepared yourself.
Just ask Vivi if you are interested ! You certainly won't regret it.

Thank IsaBelgium
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Reviewed June 28, 2015
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