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Explore Cretan Gastronomy

Tour Overview

A culinary tour designed for you to experience a day of flavors, aromas, scents and sensations while getting acquainted with the culture of Crete. Spend your day in a local rural village setting, getting to know the basic nutritional elements of the world renowned Cretan Diet, while engaging in a hands-on experience with Cretan Cooking. During this journey, you will have the opportunity to get to know closer the local life of the people of Crete, the food and flavors of their everyday diet and the secrets that make Cretan dietary model one of the healthiest on the plant.
On this tour you will have the opportunity to experience Olive Oil and the characteristics that make it special and unique. Through this session, you will be able to experience 4 different qualities of olive oil. During this process, you will learn to identify the different flavorful characteristics of olive oil and understand the different qualities available.
We will continue our exploration with a taste a variety of cheeses that exist in the daily food consumption patterns of the people of Crete. Let your pallet wonder through the several textures, densities and flavors of the Cretan cheeses. You will soon understand why the people of Crete are among the biggest consumers of cheese in the world.
This experience would be incomplete without your engagement with the local cuisine. Get involved in the kitchen, use the local ingredients and make your own creations from the variety of dishes in the Cretan cuisine. Match Olive Oil with different flavors and learn how to use it in your daily routine.
An authentic gastronomy experience in Crete can only make sense in a proper setting. This is why we chose a small village of Crete in order to come closer to the ways of the people and their everyday practices. Walk through the small isles, experience the true local hospitality away from the mass attraction sites, and get to know the true culture of Crete through engaging with the locals.
Today our passion for Crete will unfold in front of your feet through your senses. Experience Crete with the taste of the local products, the smell of the local cuisine, the touch of the local handshake, and the sound of the Cretan nature

Tour Highlights

  • A course on the famous gastronomy of Crete
  • Meeting with locals
  • Visiting the hinterland of Crete
  • Tasting grand-mum’s recepies
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Cheese tasting

Important Tips

  • Travel Bite date and/or time might be modified or cancelled due to weather conditions and in this event the option of an alternative date or full refund will be given.
  • The dishes we prepare are based on seasonal products and might change from one season to the next
  • We would recommend to bring with you good walking (closed toes) shoes with non-slippery soles, hat, sun glasses & sunscreen, a camera.

Tips & Useful Info

Starting point: Heraklion, Ηράκλειο, Ελλάδα
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: Public Liability Insurance, Guided tour by a foodist (English speaking), A full meal per person, Olive oil, & cheese tasting
Excluded Amenities: Personal Travel & Health Insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, meals not mentioned, Airplane (international and domestic) tickets, transfer to and from the meeting point, Entrance fees to museums and organised archaeological sites, soft drinks, anything not mentioned in inclusions.
Minimum number of guests needed: 3
Maximum number of guests: 12
Physical Level: No difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Basic level of agility and fitness is needed.

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