HERAKLION CITY FOOD TOUR An exploration of the city and its flavors

A food tour in Heraklion city for all those interested in cooking and the Cretan diet and culture. A cretan food and culture expert will guide you in the most frequent food hangouts of the city and will introduce you to the Cretan cuisine through gastronomical workshop. All you need is comfy shoes, a shopping mood and a huge smile!

Description

Exploring a popular travel destination and a new city can be intimidating and confusing. Join us for a food walk away from the crowded and busy streets so you can get the real feel of the city and its flavors. Escape the crowds together with our Cretan food and culture specialist, engage in exploring the city bite by bite and learn about the local way of life. Shop your way into the kitchen, in a great cooking setting and live a hands on cooking experience with the ingredients you have purchased together. Walk, talk, cook, eat and meet the locals in this special private food tour.

 

Itinerary

Local pie bakery workshop

In our first stop, aromas and beautiful scents of freshly cooked pies will explode in our nose and pallet. Here we will learn first hand about the most basic food of the people of Crete: Pies! In our first stop we experience the cretan hospitality by tasting one of the most authentic delicacies.

Chat & coffee

No walk is done properly unless it involves a stop for a chat. Therefore, next we stop for a quick coffee to catch our breaths and discuss about the island, the food traditions, the culture surrounding its cuisine as well as about the reason this cuisine has not made it into fine restaurants around the world.

Cheese Shop

Our next stop will demonstrate the love people of Crete have for their cheese. Taste different cheeses of the island and get acquainted with some of the locals as they come in to buy their favorite dairies.

Pastry Shop

Although Crete is not renowned for its sweets, you will be amazed by the flavorful profiles of some of the most popular local sweets. Follow the passion for tradition of two modern girls, in the heart of the city of Heraklion as you taste some of the most rich desserts the island has to offer.

Grocery store & tasting

All rested and renewed with a boost of energy from our sugar intake, we move to a small grocery store where we taste local products in one of the city's most interesting and historic squares. After our mini tasting and shopping we will end up in the tasting room.

Olive Oil Tasting

Explore the liquid gold of Crete. Olive Oil. The most basic and essential element of the Cretan diet. Learn how to taste and explore this magnificent product through an official olive oil tasting program. Experience how olive oil can be tasted and paired with different products that might catch you by surprise.

Lunchtime

Enjoy a lunch menu with local and seasonal products at an excellent restaurant in the city centre. A great lunch is a what we'll need after a great and busy day and beautiful way and to say goodbye.

 

The price includes:

  • Experienced Foodist
  • Tasting of products
  • Coffee or tea at a traditional kafeneio
  • Cheese tasting
  • Pastry visit
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Lunch
  • Bottle of Wine from the Cretan Vineyard (for every 2 to 4 guests)
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes

 

The price does not include:

  • Transport from/to your accommodation (upon request)
  • Other beverages and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Anything not mentioned above

 

Notes:

* This trip is a private excursion.
* Necessary personal equipment: Sunscreen oil, Hat, Sunglasses│Confy shoes│Small rucksack with your personal items
* (!) Please inform us of any dietary needs/particularities you might have (allergies, intolerances) or other health issues we have to take into consideration.
INFORMATION
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Duration: 5 hours
Dates: All over the year, only on weekdays, with at least 3 days' notice
Location: Heraklion city
Difficulty: None
Languages: English
Note: For more languages, it iss possible to have an interpreter, with a supplement
Cost: Upon request
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