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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience provided by Fabulous Crete

The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains, you will prepare some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from the garden, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14529P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
English speaking, local driver/guide • Wine & Food tasting • Transport by air-conditioned minivan/minibus • Small-group cooking class • Use of apron and cooking utensils • All ingredients for your lunch • Commemorative gifts • Recipes & photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional)
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
• 15:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center) • 15:45 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center) • 15:55 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora) • 16:00 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora) • 16:10 – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi) • 16:25 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis • 16:45 – Hotels in Kalives • 17:00 – Agioi Pantes village
GS Tours Chania, Episkopou Chrisanthou 37, Chania 731 32, Greece At 15:45 pm– We are starting from GS Tours offices. In case your hotel is not close to the city center, please check the alternative options at the pick-up details and contact us.
Inclusions
English speaking, local driver/guide • Wine & Food tasting • Transport by air-conditioned minivan/minibus • Small-group cooking class • Use of apron and cooking utensils • All ingredients for your lunch • Commemorative gifts • Recipes & photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
• 15:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center) • 15:45 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center) • 15:55 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora) • 16:00 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora) • 16:10 – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi) • 16:25 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis • 16:45 – Hotels in Kalives • 17:00 – Agioi Pantes village
GS Tours Chania, Episkopou Chrisanthou 37, Chania 731 32, Greece At 15:45 pm– We are starting from GS Tours offices. In case your hotel is not close to the city center, please check the alternative options at the pick-up details and contact us.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is comfortable clothing - good shoes
Please check the pick up areas before you book this tour.
Not wheelchair accessible
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Christy J
Ridgeland, MS10 contributions
Amazing cooking afventure
This is a great tour. We got to know Gianni as he transported us through Crete to the Samaria Gorge, from Heraklion to Chania as well as leading this cooking tour. Not only was this a delightful experiences here we learned to make a delicious Cretan meal, they shared wine and Raki, provided time to feed the goats, and Gianni gave a spontaneous history lesson on the island. It was an amazing experience to ge in relatively remote village and country home.
Written 30 July 2021
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Juho
Finland1 contribution
Best trip ever
Very nice and relaxed but also informative. Excellent guide. Beautiful scenario. Good food. Guides devotion to Cretan history and culture were very touching. Guidance for cooking was simple enough. Sharing experience wit people from different countries and cultures was very nice
Written 27 July 2021
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Chiquita Ray-Miner
1 contribution
Awesome adventure
Jul 2021 • Friends
I really enjoyed this experience, and the knowledge provided by our guide was priceless. We made great friends along the way! I’d definitely recommend this experience for other travelers.
Written 20 July 2021
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Coastal05197993990
1 contribution
Perfect evening!
Wow! We had a fabulous evening cooking with Yannis and the other families on the tour. The view from the house is stunning. We enjoyed feeding the goats, hearing about Cretan history and trying our hand at making some traditional dishes. Sitting out on the patio visiting with great company and eating the amazing food that we helped prepare was very enjoyable. We are glad we had this experience and highly recommend it!
Written 16 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandeep J
4 contributions
Cooking in the Tuscany of Crete
This cooking class was soul food. The polar opposite of the stay-at-home pandemic experience, as if trying to right a wrong. Our host, Ioannis, speaks excellent English, and is a veteran from the hospitality industry (as I found out later). In my 1.5 month travel thru Greece, I learnt about the famed Cretan hospitality and his hospitality stood out. Ioannis drove us from a spot just outside old town to the beautiful mountain home in an area coined by him as ‘Tuscany of Crete’. The class had a great ebb and flow of culinary activity and other experiences. I’d rather let it be a surprise for you. The space was clean and the program conducted efficiently and at a relaxing pace. Never a dull moment. My fellow cooks/tourists came from all walks of life, ethnicities, and countries.

Cons - please stop using plastic bottles for water. Lead the way for the Greek hospitality industry. I am still waiting to get the recipes. :)
Written 13 July 2021
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BesmaSmiles
8 contributions
Authentic Cooking Experience
If you want an incredibly authentic cooking experience where you feel part of a family and gives you some of the best Mediterranean views of your life…this is the class for you ;) This is family owned and everyone went above and beyond to make our experience perfect. This was one of the best cooking classes I’ve ever had. The entire meal prepared was vegetarian but it leaves nothing to be desired…a very satisfying meal that shows how vegetables can truly shine! Don’t hesitate with this one..go ahead and book it!
Written 26 June 2021
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nathaliemil
Kruibeke, Belgium5 contributions
Top!!!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice evening
Great food, great wine. Fantastic host, lovely company. Highlight of the trip. We would do it all over again.
Written 13 October 2020
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Thomas
1 contribution
Unforgettable experience - highly recommended!
For anyone looking for an excellent and traditional cooking experience, look no further!

We had such a lovely time with the knowledgable Yannis and his colleagues who made us feel very welcome and shared their clear passion for Cretan food and history. A wonderful meal under the stars that we helped to prepare, came away feeling humbled, well informed and very well fed!

Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Written 7 October 2020
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Monty1296
Thank you so much for your positive feedback!! We're so happy to read our clients' reviews and discover again our tour from another point of view!! We really hope to see you again!! Kindes regards GS Team
Written 14 October 2020
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Christine S
1 contribution
Highlight of my holiday!
Sep 2020
This trip was everything we expected - and more! My sister and I had a fab afternoon/evening. Yanis? Our driver/guide/translator was so knowledgeable and quite a character. He was so much fun! We started off admiring the remarkable views, took a few photos and then adorned aprons, gloves and masks (Covid requirements) 😷 and our food preparations started, guided by our tutor and instructions translated by Yanis. When everything went in the oven Yanis took us to feed the goats. After that we went to an amazing room full of photos and historical artefacts for cheese and wine tasting.🍷 After our fill of wine we went into another room and Yanis showed us some very interesting and old farm tools, demonstrated how to weave and also how to grind flour - the old fashion way! He also showed off his skill at Greek dancing. By this time our food was all laid out and we tucked into the most delicious food - prepared by our own fair hands! Wonderful! I would highly recommend this trip - it's well worth the price.
Written 30 September 2020
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Monty1296
Thank you so much, Christin, for taking the time to post this remarkable review!! Every shout is so special for us and very much appreciated! We really look forward to meeting you again in one of your future travels! Kindest regards GS Team
Written 14 October 2020
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Rowena C
4 contributions
An unforgettable evening of deliciousness
Sep 2020 • Couples
This cooking class was a holiday highlight for us on our week in Crete - everyone hosting was fantastic and made the experience special and memorable for us.

The food of course was delicious and we particularly enjoyed learning about traditional Greek culture and history in beautiful rural village setting.

Highly recommend!
Written 16 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Monty1296
Thank you so much for your positive feedback!! We're so happy to read our clients' reviews and discover again our tour from another point of view!! We really hope to see you again!! Kindes regards GS Team
Written 14 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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J9199ZShannahc
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Excellent day out
A fabulous day out, full of information and interesting factoids about Crete and the local wines and olive oil samp
maddisonh131
maddisonh131
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A fantastic day out!!!
The entire experience was amazing! From the moment we met Giannis we were in for a treat. He is so incredibly knowl
NualaAnne
NualaAnne
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Five-star experience
I can only echo the excellent reviews below of this tour. Our guide Yannis was a wealth of information on the histo
johannao53
johannao53
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Great fun trikking in Chania
Such a fun way to see the old town and get your bearings and not as hot as walking! Children loved it! Highly recom
AttilaLorandF
AttilaLorandF
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Great introduction to Cretan traditions and to the local atmosphere
Nice trip, the visited places were carefully chosen and the driver/guide gave us interesting information about Cret
Maryke L
Maryke L
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Brilliant day out!
I can highly recommend this tour. Very well organised with a brilliant guide who shares a wealth of knowledge while
NickBezuidenhout
NickBezuidenhout
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Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining guide
The guide usually makes or breaks a tour like this. We couldn't have wished for a better guide than Ioannis/Giannis
586evis
586evis
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A remarkable and worthspend evening :)
I really enjoyed the trikke tour and the strolling around the old town of Chania. Maria,my tour quide, was very fri
acscordis
acscordis
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Fantastic experience!!
Very interesting tour, with a guide who was intelligent, charismatic and well spoken. Honestly, if you can just do
naramukerji
naramukerji
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If you're looking for a wine and olive oil tour, this is the one to go on!
Due to covid-19, we were collected in a minivan and there were only 5 of us in total including the guide, Giannis.
drmarquez1215
drmarquez1215
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Such a great experience!
This is a must do in Chiana! Ionnis picked us up right in front of our hotel and gave us a fabulous tour of the isl
daniilshipilin
daniilshipilin
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Fabulous tour!
This trip was amazing. We've got a plenty of time to taste delicious Cretan wines and also our guide Yannis told ab
RalfBeckJoergensen
RalfBeckJoergensen
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Fantastic Tour
I can't recommend this tour highly enough. Visit two wineries where one also produce olive oil, that you will taste
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fantastic day
We really enjoyed our day with the rental bikes! You get around faster and farther than on foot, see more of the ci
Γιάννης Σ
Γιάννης Σ
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Aptera area over Souda Bay
On the top of this hill or better say low mountain yoy have an impressive view of Souda bay specially under the Aug
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