Welcome to our Traditional Cretan Cuisine Lessons – Food Tour
Cretan cuisine is renowned for its simplicity, freshness, and unique flavors. Throughout this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Cretan cuisine, as well as how to prepare some of its most delicious dishes.
First we will visit a family-owned olive oil mill to learn about the process of producing high-quality olive oil, which is a staple ingredient in Cretan cuisine. We will have the opportunity to taste different varieties of olive oil and learn about their distinct flavors and characteristics.
We’ll head to a local family-run restaurant where we’ll try some hearty and flavorful dishes.
During this tour, you’ll learn how to prepare some of the most delicious dishes of Cretan cuisine, such as Dakos, Tzatziki, Gemista: stuffed vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, or zucchini, filled with a mixture of rice, herbs, and sometimes ground meat and a delicious Cretan salad, made with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, plenty of extra virgin olive oil and with local cheeses such as feta or mizithra.
After our cooking lessons, we will sit down to enjoy our delicious creations, paired with local wines and traditional Cretan raki.
By the end of our tour, you’ll have gained a deeper appreciation for Cretan cuisine and its health benefits. You’ll leave with new skills, recipes, and memories that will last a lifetime.
So come join us and let’s explore the delicious and healthy world of Cretan cuisine together!
“Kali orexi” (Bon appétit)!
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