Immerse yourself into the culinary treasure of Crete

Crete is renowned for its simple yet delicious food, which is part of every aspect of local life – socialising, family life, celebration, even mourning. Cretan cuisine is based on high quality raw materials that are produced locally, in small scale facilities or even in nature. It is also based on the locals’ zeal, passion and traditions around food. On this tour, we invite you to join us in a celebration of mouth watering Cretan food and learn about the different ways of sourcing, preparing and – of course – enjoying food on Crete. We will cook with locals, go foraging for wild food, learn traditional bread making techniques and prepare cheese straight after milking! We will also taste a variety of local wines and spirits and visit hand-picked tavernas, nestled in picturesque villages. Our base will be the village of Gerakari, situated at the foothills of Mount Kedros, surrounded by the stunning nature of Amari, in the heart of Crete. Come on an empty stomach and leave with your heart full of tasty memories.

Day 1
Pick up from Heraklion Archaeological Museum 17:00
Dinner in a local village kafeneion
Stay: Gerakari

Day 2
Cooking with a local in a village house: Learn how to prepare authentic Cretan recipes
Dinner in a local village taverna
Stay: Gerakari

Day 3
Foraging in Amari: The wild taste of Crete – delicacies from nature
Dinner in a local village taverna
Stay: Gerakari

Day 4
Traditional bread making & Cheesemaking with a shepherd
Dinner in a downtown eatery in Heraklion
Stay: Heraklion 

Day 5
Wine tasting tour: Taste local wine made from heritage grape varieties
Drop off at Heraklion Archaeological Museum 14:00

5 days (4 nights)

November 14th-18th, 2019
April 3rd-7th, 2020
(available on other dates for private tours upon request)

Number of participants:
5 (min) – 14 (max)

The cost for the tour is €950 per person
Including: Single-room accommodation in 3-star hotels, all meals, all culinary activities, minibus transportation