Cretan Life – Cooking Lessons

from 82€/ person​

Shepherd’s Paddock - Cheese Making
Traditional Cooking Lessons
Olive Oil Factory
8 Hours
8 Persons / Jeep
Pick up: 08:30 - 09:30
Drop off: 16:00 - 16:30

Cretan Life – Cooking Lessons

An authentic Cretan experience. Become a local for a day

Price Includes

  • Land rover Defender / Toyota Landcruiser vehicle & fuel
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with unlimited local wine and water
  • Experienced and informative drivers in your language
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Ceramic Lessons
  • Pick-up and return to your hotel
  • Adventure & Fun, Dust & Excitement

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses


  • Face Mask
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & Sun glasses
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Jacket


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

What to expect

  • Shepherd’s paddock / Goat milking / Cheese making & tasting
  • Aposelemis dam / Sunken village of Sfendili
  • Embassa Gorge / picking wild herbs
  • Cooking Lessons from locals
  • Ceramic lessons in a local workshop
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with the food we prepared
  • Unlimited 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)

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 paddock 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 the 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 we prepared earlier baked in a 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
  • Sissi
  • Malia
  • Stalida
  • Chersonissos – Koutouloufari – Piskopiano
  • Anissaras – Analipsi
  • Gouves – Kokkini Hani
  • Heraklion
  • Amoudara
  • Agia Pelagia

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