Heraklion Cooking classes

Our most recommended Heraklion Cooking classes

Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Lunch in Arolithos

1. Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Lunch in Arolithos

Receive a short 30-minute tour on your arrival at the museum of rural history and folk craft in the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. Traditional Cretan cuisine is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Here you can learn from the masters while they create famous Cretan dishes which you can participate in before making your very own. You can create stuffed vine leaves, stuffed vegetables, pork with wine sauce, lamb with green beans, traditional Cretan ntakos, tzatziki and sarikopites, and coiled cheese pies. Afterwards, you can sit down to enjoy the dishes you have prepared with local wine and mineral water. Participants will also receive a cooking certification document, which has been authorized by the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village.

Heraklion: Authentic Greek Food Cooking Class

2. Heraklion: Authentic Greek Food Cooking Class

In the serenity of the Cretan countryside, visit a traditional village and see stunning views of the Heraklion prefecture. After a tour of the village and a visit to the Museum of Cretan Folk Art, it will be time to get practical and learn the secrets to some much beloved Cretan dishes.  Try your hand at making sarikopites, delicious Cretan xynomyzithra stuffed cheese pieces with honey and dolmades, stuffed vine leaves. Or why not see if you can make the best tzatziki with stuffed vegetables and grilled lamb to follow? All of course will be accompanied by rich, aromatic Cretan wine. Live a perfect afternoon with a winning balance of activity and relaxation. Immerse yourself in Cretan culture and of course, fantastic food.

Cretan Olive oil Tasting and Cretan Cuisine

3. Cretan Olive oil Tasting and Cretan Cuisine

About During the first hour, our visitors will taste 4 samples of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brands and 2 sample of defective olive oil to learn the positive flavors and aromas of quality Olive Oil and evaluate them opposite to the negative characteristics of a low-quality olive oil. They will learn to combine olive oils with different aromas with specific cooking recipes. Finally, they will enjoy dishes from our local cretan cuisine. What makes this activity unique? In this session you will become an olive oil expert for one day. You will learn the "fruity", "bitter" and "spicy" part of extra virgin olive oil. You will learn how to combine different cretan olive oils with special food recipes and you will enjoy our local cretan cuisine. We strongly recommend this tasting experience, because we believe that we can offer our visitors a combination of relaxation and new knowledge as far as our daily nutrition is concerned. Our visitors will learn to judge the quality of olive oil they buy, or they are served.

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What people are saying about Heraklion

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This is the best activity we did our entire trip. Mary was an incredible guide. We loved the tour of the village and folklore museum. It was fascinating to learn this history. But the cooking and eating was brilliant! We learned so many techniques to improve our Greek cooking once we get home. The view is spectacular and everyone was so nice- 12/10, we would go again.

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon with Evie. We toured the rustic village, prepared some food and dined outdoors in the courtyard overlooking the valley and could see Heraklion off in the distance. There were just the two of us and it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

it was an amazing experience. Evie was an exceptional host and the food was amazing! ended up being a private tour which was great! would highly recommend.

Friendly guide and a beautifully calm venue. We were never rushed! The tour of the historical museum was nice too!

Evi, our guide and instructor was great. And we ended up with so much food to eat!!