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Chania Cooking Lesson – The authentic experience

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Learn how to cook 5 authentic Cretan foods in a picturesque setting, under the shade of avocado and olive trees in a secluded area of Chania!
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    Children, Culture, Family, Food & Wine, Group, Private, Semi Private, Tasting
  • Activity Level Easy
    1/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    1-35
All about the Chania Cooking Lesson – The authentic experience.

Chania Cooking Lesson is an authentic experience taking place in the terrace of a chapel 15min from Chania city center. Veerna and Kostis, brothers in life and business, will warmly welcome you with a homemade refreshment or a Greek coffee.

Whilst you’re enjoying your drink and traditional homemade cookies, you will be informed about the importance of the mediterranean-based menu.

You will then learn how to cook 5 of the most essential meals of the Mediterranean diet.

The first dish you will prepare with your hosts is oven-roasted lamb which will be slowly cooked in the wood-fired stone oven for more than 2 hours. Learn why this dish is called “the thieves’ dinner” and its significance in Crete’s history.

Afterwards, you’ll prepare stuffed vegetables (gemista) and stuffed grape leaves (dolmades). Pick aromatic herbs and fresh veggies from the garden and try your skills in rolling the grape leaves! A delicate but also fun procedure! In the oven they go!

Get your rolling pins out – the dough of the “kalitsounia” follows! Roll out the dough for these traditional pies and fill them with local cheese and delicious wild greens.

Appetizers are prepared last but enjoyed first!Tzatziki” and “dakos” never miss from a festive Cretan table! These simple yet delicious dishes are sure to be your favorite snacks to recreate at home. 

Finally, time to enjoy your meal! Table will be set at the chapel’s terrace under the trees’ shade! Enjoy the delicious traditional Cretan dishes prepared before, accompanied by copious amounts of local wine!

Make sure you leave room for dessert! Something sweet is always offered at the very end! 

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Genuine cooking lesson – 5 different Cretan dishes
  • Local homemade refreshment/Greek coffee & water during the class
  • Delicious meal accompanied with local wine
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfers from and back to your hotel
  • Anything not mentioned above
  1. Meeting Time Meet us at the chapel

    Available lessons per period and day:

    The lessons are offered all year round on request

    Cooking Class is offered daily as follows:

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am or at 4:00pm.
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday is offered only at 4:00pm

  2. Food restrictions Allergies or other we need to know about

    Please let us know if any food restriction or allergy we need to know about at the time of booking.

  3. What we cook Carnivore and vegetarian friendly

    In every class 5 different dishes are prepared and cooked by our guests. The meal is adjusted to dietary restrictions and seasonal products.

    • Dakos and Tzatziki
    • Kalitsounia – traditional pies with cheese and wild greens
    • Oven Roasted Lamb
    • Gemista and dolmades
Detailed Pricing

Low season 16/11-15/03

  • Participants over 12 years old pay €95
  • Children 5-12years old €45

High Season 16/03-15/11

  • Participants over 12 years old pay €105
  • Children 5-12years old €50

For big groups or private cooking lessons, please ask us for our offer.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included:
  • Genuine cooking lesson – 5 different Cretan dishes
  • Local homemade refreshment/Greek coffee & water during the class
  • Delicious meal accompanied with local wine
Excluded - Extras:
  • Transfers from and back to your hotel
  • Anything not mentioned above