Food In Rural Crete

Spend a day in rural Crete and be surprised by the depth of culinary culture Crete has to offer. Just a few minutes away from the busy city and the crowded shores, get to know real Crete and its food treasures. Find out why the Cretan Diet is considered one of the healthiest in the world and the base for the Mediterranean model.  Spend your day learning about food and the traditions of Crete with the locals undistracted from the urban environment and surrounded by natural beauty.




  • Explore a rural setting in Crete
  • Wonder through vinyards and olive groves while talking about the Cretan Diet
  • Cook local dishes
  • Have Lunch based on your culinary creations


– Arrival at the location
– Introduction to the Cretan diet and culture
– Initiation in the world of olive oil and olive oil tasting
– A walk in the village and its surroundings
– Cheesemaking and tasting
– Cooking class with two Cretan Moms (preparation of local diet dishes)
– Lunch with what we have prepared during the cooking class


The price includes:

  • Experienced Food Anthropologist
  • Olive oil & cheese tasting
  • Cooking class with two Cretan Mom’s
  • Lunch
  • Local wine
  • Water (1 lt)
  • Taxes

The price does not include:

  • Transport from/to your accommodation (upon request)
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Anything not mentioned above


  • All dishes are based on seasonal availability
  • Please inform us in advance for any food-related issues and restrictions we should be aware of


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