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From EUR 80
LOCAL EXPERIENCE - 1/2 day
Eleni and her mother Chrisoula are ready to help you prepare some fabulously tasty dishes made with hearty Cretan ingredients such as extravirgin olive oil, fresh vegetables, local meats, delectable cheeses, aromatic herbs and a splash of wine. We’ll also be there to reveal interesting information about the herbs of the island, including the therapeutic properties of olive oil and tips about the products we use
After preparing the main dish and while we wait for it to cook, head out on a guided tour of the farm and our traditional house. You’ll discover our enchanting vegetable garden so you can see all the produce in season and take in the scents of the aromatic and therapeutic herbs. You can also admire the free-range chicken and sheep before heading to the olive groves where you can learn about olive oil production.
Lastly, we’ll head to the wine cellar for an entertaining wine tasting session to try a variety of bouquets, from some of oldest 20-year old wines to our most recent production. Don’t forget to try our local spirit called Tsikoudia or Raki before passing by the wine press and ending the tour at the citrus orchard.
At the end we’ll all sit down to try the different plates that we’ve prepared together, along with good local wine. If you’re looking for a healthy Mediterranean diet or have an appreciation of fine Cretan food, you’re going to thoroughly enjoy these traditional Cretan cooking lessons, complete with lots of food tasting and foodie strolls through the garden.
Notice! Let us know if you’re vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant or have any special requests and we will do our best to settle everything.
Made in Every Lesson
Appetizers: Kalitsounia, Dakos, Tzatziki Salads: Cretan Salad
Main dish 1: Gemista or Boureki (depending on seasonal vegetables)
Main Dish 2: Pork meat with tomato sauce & onions
Extras: Eggs freshly collected by chicken will be collected and cooked (if chickens have laid eggs.
Duration: 6 hours in afternoon / evening
Tour of an olive oil factory
Taste the olive oil
You are provided with all equipment
All necessary ingredients
All recipes and photos are sent (via email)
A bag of local products is given as a gift
Certificate of participation
A glass of wine with your meal
Light jacket for the evening when it can get a little cold
Comfortable walking shoes
Get taught in private by local Cretan women while cooking traditional recipes
Learn the secrets and stories of the Cretan cuisine and the Mediterranean diet
Learn about Cretan olive oil & wine through tasting
Reservations must be made no later 48 hours prior to activity. Any cancellation must be made 48 hours prior activity. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.
If a class is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.
In case of any changes in the activity Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.