Cretan Cooking Class



4 - 5 hours




2 - 6 persons


Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday


Small group


10:00 (Depending on your hotel)


Hotels in Rethymno district

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  • Learn about the Cretan virgin olive oil and all of its production secrets
  • Taste exquisite virgin olive oil in two different servings
  • Introduce yourselves to the Cretan gastronomy
  • Learn all the secrets around the Cretan cooking tradition
  • Use fresh ingredients, picked up from a garden
  • Feel the Cretan hospitality

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

Taste of exquisite olive oil

The tour starts by visiting a unique olive oil mill in Apokoronas where the olive oil tasting will take place in two different ways. Depending on the season, you can witness the actual production of olive oil. However, if it's not possible, the expert of the mill will explain to you everything concerning the extraction of olive oil. At last, you will explore the room of production and get to know about all the tools and machinery, as well as the secrets to producing pure, tasty olive oil. Before leaving the olive oil mill, we will have a Greek coffee and we can discuss about what we've learnt.

1st Stop

Taste of exquisite olive oil

2 nd Stop

Let the cooking begin..

2nd Stop

Let the cooking begin..

The arrival at the small and picturesque village of “Nippos” will be around 11:00 and right after a short walk through the village, for about 15 minutes, we will end up at the main square. Right in front of us lies the traditional taverna, the place where the cooking class will be held, where the first glass of raki for the day will help you prepare for the cooking. Mrs. Despoina, our lovely cook, will be waiting for us with a big smile, in order to start the traditional cooking. Suit up and be impressed by the quality of the organic products; you will use products, that are literally picked up from the backyard of their garden and you will learn how to make delicious ntako (crumbled tomatoes on traditional brusquettes), the classic tzatziki, lachanontolmades, gemista (stuffed vegetables with rice and herbs) and a Greek salad. Also, you will learn how to make the traditional "phyllo" dough and create the famous Cretan cheese pies.

3rd Stop

Time to enjoy what we made!

After the cooking ends, lunch follows with the main dish prepared in advance by the cook. The main dish is usually chicken and potatoes in tomato sauce, a typical dish in every Cretan household. All this of course with unlimited raki, local wine (red or white) stories. The dessert will be the typical one of the Cretan diet, meaning fresh fruit, yogurt with honey or a traditional spoon-sweet.​

3rd Stop

Time to enjoy what we made!

What’s Included

Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off (Only Rethymno District)

English or French speaking guide

Local driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned car​/mini bus

Cooking Lesson & Full lunch (vegetarian options included)

Use of apron & cooking utensils

All ingredients for your meal

Printed Recipes

All taxes, fees and handling charges​

Lots of raki and laughter :)

CHILDREN (3 - 12)


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