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 intorduce you to the Cretan cuisine through gastronomical workshop. All you need is confy shoes, a shopping mood and a huge smile!
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.
Organic fruit market
The day starts in the organic fruit market of Heraklion, in a park in the city centre. Here we meet with local producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, we get to know the seasonal production and we discuss with them the challenges of organic farming on the island of Crete.
In our next stop, aromas and beautiful scents of freshly baked bread, cookies and pies will explode in our nose and pallet. Here we will get our fresh bread and pastry that we will use during our cooking.
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.
Grocery store & tasting
All rested and renewed with a boost of energy from our coffee, we move to a small grocery store where we taste cheese and other interesting local products in one of the city's most interesting squares. After our mini tasting and shopping we will end up in the tasting room.
Cretan Cooking Class
Time to prepare all the goodies we have purchased, creating a tasty Cretan menu. We have a hands on experience in Cretan cooking and we will create dishes based on the stories we’ve heard and the experiences we had the opportunity to live together.