Classes are offered

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday


  • Classes start at 11:00
  • Duration: 3, 5 – 4 hours (Workshop and Meal)
  • Travelers picked up from their Hotel (Included)
  • Offered in: English
  • (Available in French and German upon Request)                                                        Book Now Heraklion
Overview What you will Cook The Meal What's Included
The Tour – The Class 

Discover the culinary delights of Crete from Real People. You will be a part of their day-to-day life and share with them their knowledge of local products and delicacies. Be part of True Crete. Enjoy a homemade lunch in the most unique and beautiful environment. Enjoy unlimited exceptional local wine. A Small-group tour is limited to up to eight people. Tailor-made Cretan Cooking Class experience.

This Workshop – Activity is offered for the North Coast of Heraklion prefecture including the cities Agia Pelagia, Amoudara, and Heraklion all the way to Malia).   Any other departure points can be arranged upon request.

The cooking Class will start with the most essential part: picking the products.

Our cook will welcome you to the open kitchen area with a complimentary coffee, juice, or even a glass of wine.  After getting acquainted you will walk the narrow streets of Archanes Village to hand-pick from local stores all the ingredients you will use for the cooking lesson.

Together you will walk through to pick fresh fruits & vegetables. Deli products and meat will be provided to you right before cooking.  You will get to know essential information about local products and their importance to contemporary cuisine.

Finishing with the groceries, you will head to the private open kitchens on the Terrance full of flowers and fresh basils.

Our experienced Cook will guide you through every step of the dishes’ preparation. You will have created dishes that taste and look like in every Cretan home.


Depending on the season and the day, you will create three out of ten following dishes:

  • Cretan salad.  Traditional Greek Salad constructed with local ingredients
  • Dakos (Barley Rusk topped with fresh tomato, mizithra cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and oregano)
  • Tzatziki with local yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Feta Saganaki with green peppers in spicy tomato sauce
  • Zucchini Frites
  • Gemista – Greek stuffed and baked vegetables

At the end of the cooking class, you will enjoy a signature menu for all tastes.  Time to relax and talk about food and other important things in life, in the company of a glass or two of cool white, rose, or even red local wine.

The dishes you prepared and cooked will be served for lunch.  Soon you will realize that cooking is fun and cooking Cretan and Greek recipes is not that difficult.  A family-style table with plenty of local delicacies and plenty more wine will set the tone for good food and fun.  Below you will find some of the dishes you will have the chance to enjoy by sitting all together around the table.


  • Freshly baked bread and Pita Bread
  • Greek salad with barley Rusk, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, peppers, feta cheese, capers, and olives.
  • Tzatziki with local yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Feta Saganaki with colored peppers and spicy tomato sauce. (Prepared by guests)
  • Dakos (Barley Rusk topped with fresh tomato, mizithra cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and oregano) (Prepared by guests)
  • Zucchini Frites (Prepared by guests)
  • Gemista (stuffed tomatoes and peppers baked in the oven) (Prepared by guests)
  • Variety of local deserts.

Unlimited wine from Cretan producers.

(*) Guests’ creations may vary based on the seasonality of ingredients used.

  • All Equipment
  • All ingredients
  • Apron
  • All the recipes and pictures (given via email)
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Welcome drinks
  • Full-course meal (lunch) 90% prepared by the guests
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Wine and Raki at mealtime)
  • Non-Alcoholic (Lunch Soda/Pop)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water.
  • Private Transportation from your Accommodation and back