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The Real Cretan Cooking Experience

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    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 we will prepare with you some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy bio and organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from our own garden, local meats, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.

    You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, feel, smell, touch and taste the pure products of mother earth. We’ll also reveal the secrets of the local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products we will use. We will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with our own hands, learn how we, Cretans, cook.

    After our magnificent cooking experience we will follow a path into the mountain walking inside the pure nature. Exploring the area, we will see the traditional Cretan shepherds hut called ''Mitato'', we will enter an olive field and see how we harvest the olives and learn more about the flowers and the blooming vegetation. Returning to the house you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese and prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki”. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine you will feel just like heaven on earth! Meanwhile our meal will be ready. We will taste our own dishes, paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy and unique Mediterranean diet and the well known Cretan food, has already been revealed in front of your eyes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Chania City and Hotels
    Departure Time
    15:00 - 16:00
    Return Details
    Chania City and Hotels
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • English speaking, local driver/guide & wine specialists
    • Wine & Food tasting
    • Liability Insurance and local Taxes.
    • Certified services with ISO:9001
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Small-group cooking class
    • Cooking lesson and meal
    • Use of apron and cooking utensils
    • All ingredients for your lunch
    • Commemorative gifts
    • Recipes & photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is comfortable clothing - good shoes
    • Hotel pick up - drop off is only for Chania region, Not Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi. If someone staying in the other regions of Crete and wants to participate in this tour has to drive with his own car or bus to meet us in Chania city center and start the tour
    • Please check the pick up areas before you book this tour.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Without a doubt, this experience was the most memorable and special part of our 12-day honeymoon. We spent three days on three islands, and this day stuck out above all others. Yanis was less of a driver/tour guide/translator and more of a PROFESSOR during our journey. The
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    Response from Monty1296, Guest Relations Manager at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear alimbryson, This is one of the most fabulous reviews we've ever read. Million thanks for taking the time to post it on TripAdvisor! We love having people like you on our tours and it would have been a great pleasure to see you again in the not so distant future! Kindest Regards,
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    I thoroughly recommend this experience if you love good food, great company and like cooking. We were transported from our hotel in a comfortable vehicle along with 6 others to a farmhouse location situated in the mountains above Chania. Before cooking we were welcomed in the
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 15 Oct 2019
    Dear TravellingCoral, We, honestly can't thank you enough for this detailed and amazing review! We are extremely delighted that you liked that much the tour you had with us and we really hope that we will have the chance to show you more of our island in the future! Kind Regards,
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    This is a fabulous excursion! The host was excellent, the cook was knowledgeable, cheerful and relaxed. The preparation and cooking was informative and fun (for experienced and inexperienced cooks). At the end of the evening we enjoyed the delicious meal. Definitely recommend
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 15 Oct 2019
    Dear Traveler288449, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We hope to see you again in the future and show you even more of our fabulous island! Kindest Regards,
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    We stayed in Rethymno and drove about 45 mins to the meeting point. We got picked up by van and got to meet the fellow tourist. Van is very clean and our driver who is also the guide/translator/helper is very nice and knowledgeable man. There were only 8 of us in the class which
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 15 Oct 2019
    Dear sheenasapida, Saying thank you, for this very detailed and fabulous review, is not enough! Your satisfaction is our goal and we are very glad we achieved that. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards,
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    If you are thinking about this experience, do yourself a HUGE favor, and BOOK IT! This was the most amazing experience ! The trip was a little long to get to the house, but once we were there the views were breathtaking! We viewed the garden, fed the goats, had a lovely wine
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    Response from Monty1296, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at The Real Cretan Cooking Experience
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    Dear Abby B, Thank you so much for this great review. I think we should use it as an advertisement! :-) What you describe is exactly what we want to offer to our guests and we are delighted with the fact that you loved this experience that much! We hope to see you again in the future, laugh again and enjoy everything together! Kind Regards,
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    Key Details
    • Fabulous Crete
    • Duration: 7h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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