Heraklion for “cooks”
Discover the flavors of Crete : olive, wine and Cretan food!
Itinerary( 3 days )
Your tour’s schedule in detail:
Arrive in Heraklion
Upon arrival in Heraklion, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Discover the flavors of Crete, with hands-on cooking [duration approx. 5 hours].
Our tour will start with a visit at a family-run olive oil estate set on the gently rolling hillsides in the outskirts of Heraklion. Surrounded by olive groves this ecological prototype farm promotes the traditional way of organic olive oil production – the olive oil is stone milled and cold pressed. We will be guided around their premises and have an olive-oil tasting, accompanied by the owners. We will then drive through the vine-growing region and visit a local winery surrounded by 7 hectares of vineyards. The main focus here is to explore the further potentials of Cretan varieties as well as the capacity of foreign varieties to adapt to the Greek climate and eventually to be blended with native ones. After a guiding around the production area and the cellars, you will continue with our hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a number of traditional dishes under the directions of a local lady cook and will discover the secrets of the traditional Cretan diet and its healthy guidelines. The experience will culminate at the table, where you will taste the estate’s wines and enjoy the lunch you prepared.
Afternoon at leisure to explore Heraklion on your own pace.
Don’t miss eating in one of the many restaurants offering Cretan specialties.
Arrangements terminate with breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Departure / Return location
Easy. Please inform us if you have walking difficulties.
- Arrival transfer [from the Heraklion airport to hotel].
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Heraklion at hotel category of your choice.
- Breakfast daily.
- All hotel taxes and services [except the accommodation tax to be paid directly]
- Private qualified English-speaking guide.
- Private transportation with luxury van/minibus
- Hands-on cooking
- Olive oil tasting
- Full lunch
- Wine Tasting
- 24hrs Assistance phone number
- Travel Insurance
- Accommodation tax.
- Departure transfer on day 3
- Anything not clearly mentioned above as included
- Olive tasting
- Wine tasting