26 C
Heraklion
Traditions and cooking
The flavors of Crete

The concept and what we do

This “Cretan cuisine and traditions” tour is mostly crafted for tourists who want to share a unique experience with locals during their journey in Crete. In a small and friendly group with a maximum of 8 people you will meet a shepherd in the mountains and explore the traditional way of cheese making in Crete. A walk through time and scenic views, plants and flowers of the area.  We will then meet ladies of  a small traditional village for a friendly cretan cooking lesson. Followed by wine tasting and  a real cretan lunch. Taste the tradition in different ways with mezzes, the small cold and hot plates that guests share. During this private day tour, you will be accompanied by a former journalist and restaurant chef (French and English speaking). A true unique experience!

Shepherd’s life
Traditional cheese making

Cretan shepherds are legends. So many stories about their way of life, their love for their island.We will lead you toward them, by mountain path, to discover the traditional cheese making. learn about process, let them explain you about their passion of cheese and nature, share their genuine hospitality. And of course, taste the cretan cheeses. A unique experience, off the beaten tracks.

Cretan traditional cooking
Share experience with locals

Crete is the island of olive oil, cretan diet and women’s traditional cooking. For cooking lovers, epicureans or simply curious people who like to discover about another culture, we propose you vert friendly cretan cooking lesson with locals. Some ladies of a traditional village will join us to give you some secrets, tips, recipes before you cook by yourselves yummy wild herb pies, vine leaves and other tasty cretan food.

Cretan food
Traditional and Mezzes

For traditional yummy cretan food lovers, we bring you to what we believe to be one of the best restaurants in the area for cretan lunch.
This means: get prepared for plates and plates on the table.
You will enjoy cold and warm selection of traditonal mezzes (small plates to share). A fantastic experience in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Of course, best meals always go with good wines, included within price!

About the tour

 
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Your day will start with pick up from your hotel (the time will be given at the time of reservation) where we travel to a small traditional village where we will mostly spent the day with locals. From there we walk through a mountain path (not so difficult) to join a shepherd who will show and explain about traditional cheese making. Of course we will taste cheese during this day. After this nice walk in picturesque mountain sceneries, crossing plants and flowers of the area, we will join some ladies of a traditional mountain village for a very frendly and informative cretan cooking lesson. A  really nice experience for cooking lovers or just anybody being curious about other’s culture. Cooking lesson is followed by a wine tasting. Then it will be time for lunch in a traditional tavern where you will experience traditional food : lots of cold and hot plates to share in mezze ways. Wine, water are included within price. And also raki tasting after that.  After food, take a quiet and relax walk, accompanied by your guide, in the alleyways  of the village. Enter a local cafeneion, the local bar, for a coffee. Visit a very old kazani, place where raki, the grape marc spirit is distilled. Don’t forget your camera to take some  great pictures.

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Olive oil and wine tasting in Heraklion, Crete. Child price
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Included within the price

  • transport (pickup and return from your hotel)
  • an English and french speaking driver-guide during all the day
  • all the entrances and tasting fees for wine and olive oil
  • Traditional cretan lunch including wine, water, Raki
  • traditional cretan cooking lesson

Schedule

Departure from Heraklion at 08:00 (every pickup will depend of the location of each hotel, your time will be confirmed at the reservation). Return time to Heraklion at 18:00 (depending on your hotel). Available every Monday from 1st April until 31st October

Do not forget

Please don’t forget to take with you : sport shoes,  hat ,  sun protection, some pocket money (for any purchases you wish to make throughout the day or extra drinks like coffee, beers, softs,…). Don’t forget your camera for the walk in picturesque village

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Cooking & traditions
Flavors of Crete: cooking lessons,
meet a shepherd, visit a raki distillery,
learn about cretan wines,...
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