• Region: Heraklion
  • Duration: half day
  • Concept: cognitive, entertaining, food tour
  • Tour days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Travel style: escorted coach touring
  • Places visited: St. Nikolas town, Cretan Traditional Farm

Enjoy our most relaxing and tasty half-day tour. This tailor-made tour consists of a visit to St. Nikolas Town, which has a rich cultural history, and an interactive activity cooking master class, suitable for all ages. A nice walk in the town in the morning and an immersion in the Greek world of gastronomy in the early afternoon.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy your morning Greek coffee and a walk in the city of St. Nikolas
  • Take an extraordinary journey through the original Cretan flavors and recipes
  • Prepare and taste some of the most typical dishes of Cretan cuisine with the guidance of our local chef, Despoina
  • Savor authentic Cretan delicacies made by you

How to prepare:

  • This activity must have a minimum of 4 participants, in order to take place
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreens
  • Cash and credit card for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

9:30 AM

Our guide will meet you at the hotel entrance.

*you must wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and put on sunscreen (use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs). Among your personal belongings you will have with you on a tour, please have cash for any personal expenses (not all shops and restaurants accept credit cards).

10 AM:

We are visiting St. Nikolas town, where you will have a nice walk and make a stop for a cup of Greek coffee to relax and enjoy the quiet morning atmosphere. Our guide will tell you more about Cretan traditions and culture.

11:30 AM:

We follow up with the Cretan traditional farm, where our 3,5 hands-on cooking experience will take place. With the guidance of the local chef, Despoina, you will have the chance to learn how to make authentic Cretan dishes using a wide range of fresh, organic ingredients from the local garden. You have the option to choose between two different recipes.

– Fish menu (every Monday & Friday)

– Meat menu (every Wednesday)

In the end, you will enjoy the dishes you helped prepare, along with homemade wine and raki.

3 PM:

Boarding the coach and departing to the hotel.

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Transfer by comfortable coach
  • Water in the coach
  • Guide accompanying
  • Morning coffee
  • Home-made lunch
  • Souvenirs & purchase of local products (optional)

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