Cretan Life – Cooking Lessons

from 89€/ person​

Shepherd’s Farm / Goat milking / Cheese tasting
Traditional Cooking Lessons
Olive Oil Factory
8 Hours
8 Persons / Jeep
Ceramic Lessons
Pick up: 08:30 - 09:30
Drop off: 16:00 - 16:30
Free Cancellation and Full Refund
Terms & Conditions apply

Cretan Life – Cooking Lessons

An authentic Cretan experience. Become a local for a day
Cretan Life -Cooking Lessons An authentic Cretan experience Discover with us the traditional Cretan life! It has it all! local activities-goat milking-cheese making and local products tasting, ceramic and COOKING lessons, Impressive Off ROADING and amazing landscapes!

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Price Includes

  • Land rover Defender / Toyota Landcruiser vehicle & fuel
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with local wine and water
  • Experienced and informative drivers in your language
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Ceramic Lessons
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Adventure & Fun

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses


  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & Sun glasses
  • Camera
  • Jacket


  • Not allowed drinking/eating/smoking inside the vehicles
  • The use of the seat belt is mandatory

What to expect

  • Shepherd’s Farm / Goat milking / Cheese tasting
  • Aposelemis dam / Sunken village of Sfendili
  • Embassa Gorge / picking wild herbs
  • Cooking Lessons from locals
  • Ceramic lessons in a local workshop (Optional)
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with local wine and water
  • Up to 2000 year old plane tree (The oldest in Crete) / village springs
  • Visit to a local Olive oil factory
  • Wildlife / Vultures Griffon
  • Coffee stop in a traditional cafeteria (optional)

Cancellation policy

  • Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours prior to the tour’s start time in the local timezone.
  • Free change of your reservation for free up to 24 hours prior to the tour’s start time in the local timezone, subject to availability.

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Route details

Characteristic route to the discovery of the traditional life of our place through the daily activities of the locals and cooking lessons of local flavors.
Our first stop is the verdant one and one of the representative villages of Crete, Potamies. We will be in a traditional shepherd’s farm and we will see the milking of the goats but also many local activities. There we will taste traditional products made from milk and flour that we just watched their production.
Next stop is the dam of Aposelemis, the largest water supply project in Crete. The village of Sfendili is submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. It’s a natural wetland with a variety of birds!
We continue the ascent on dirt roads to the gorge of Embassa. Impressive mountains and wildlife nature with unique views. Opportunity to pick local herbs.
It’s time for cooking lessons from local professionals. Participation in the preparation of dishes from pure ingredients and local products.
We continue to the Lassithi Plateau. Hospitable place and embraced by authentic people. Visit to a pottery workshop for the secrets of ceramic art as well as participate in the course for the creation of your own ceramics!
Time for a tour of the Plateau and contact with its inhabitants. Stop at the local cafeteria.
After that, it is time to enjoy the food from the wood oven in one of the best traditional restaurants.
Descending we stop at the picturesque village of Krasi. Its square is dominated by the aqueduct of the 18th century and the imposing centuries-old plane trees and the oldest plane tree of Crete that is over 2000 years old!
We end our day with a tour of an olive oil factory and learning how to extract olive oil. A small taste test will follow!
Having enjoyed a route of beautiful images, we return to your hotel full of unforgettable experiences!

Pick up areas

  • Elounda
  • Ag. Nikolaos
  • Milatos
  • Sissi
  • Malia
  • Stalida
  • Chersonissos – Koutouloufari – Piskopiano
  • Anissaras – Analipsi
  • Gouves – Kokkini Hani
  • Heraklion
  • Amoudara

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