Some words about the classes

We offer a gastronomic tour that will allow you to learn traditional specialties of the Cretan gastronomy & to enjoy the intense flavor of a home-cooked meal.

Class goal 1

Teach people through demonstration, hands on instruction and interactive dialogue.

Class goal 2

Create opportunities for connection around food for friends and family to cook together and eat around a table--slowly.

Class goal 3

Empower people with Cretan Cuisine, Local food Delicacies and educate them into the Cretan culture.

A few words about us

Traditional Cooking Classes is a different, fun and simple concept. It was created by me after cooking for friends and guests at our apartments. We realized that our guests like the Cretan cuisine very much. However, they couldn’t experience the flavors at the local restaurants and they have been always asking what they had to do to learn them. We decided to create a new experience in hospitality and entertainment, one that involved us and our home, and where we empowered our guests to know the culture through a local culinary adventure

Traditional Cooking Classes was born out of a desire to make our guests feel locals, live like locals and enjoy signature Cretan Cuisine through a culinary experience. We created small and manageable menus with Cretan delicacies and we did not hire Chefs to do the cooking. We do the cooking ourselves like the way we do it at home. Our intention is to share knowledge and culture from our mothers and grandmothers by means of food. Not another Touristic Base Experience. We have opened our house to you and make you feel at home

Be Part of the Experience

Semi Private Cooking Classes

A Hands-On Cooking Class. Cook with Locals at Archanes Village & Elounda "Transfer Included"

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Cooking Demonstration & Lunch

One of a Kind Experience. Enjoy your Cretan lunch at Archanes Village by learning the secrets of a few local recipes

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Custom Private Cooking Class

A Private Cook turn your or our kitchen into a classroom

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Rent A Cook

Enjoy local delicacies by Local Cook during your holidays on Crete

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Wine & Cook Gastro Experience

Private Winery visit with Tastings & Cooking Class

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Olive Oil & Cook Gastro Tour

Private Olive Mill Visit with Tastings & Cooking Class

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A few words from our clients

They Been there, They have done that !!!!!!!
Kerry  McKenzie

Kerry McKenzie

Business Owner

"This cooking class was a terrific introduction to authentic Greek cuisine and how it should be prepared. The easy-to-follow and fun lesson was also a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the feast we prepared. Drinks and snacks throughout the evening ensured a good time was had by all. Highly recommended."

Nelly Stone

Nelly Stone

Independent Artist

"This class was wonderful!! There were 8 of us in the class. I have cooked several of the items since returning home!! The explanation by the cooking instructor was easy to follow. Everyone in the class was busy preparing something.."

Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman


"Kostas is just excellent and let me assure you he is a first class cooking educator! His recipes are endless, his cooking experience is top notch and his knowledge of Greek cooking is fabulous! We were 2 couples with moderate cooking experience and in search of that special evening of creating and enjoying a fine Greek meal and Kosta delivered!"

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Venue Location: 

46, Kapetanakis Avenue - Ano Archanes
Heraklion, Crete, 70 100, Greece  

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Mobile: +30 6948 255531 

Land Line: +30-2810-751082

Mon - Sat, 9:00-22:30

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