Elounda: Flavors of Crete Hands on Cooking Class
7 Hours

This private tour starts from Elounda or Agios Nikolaos

Heading to the west, we will first visit at a family-run olive oil estate set on the gently rolling hillsides in the outskirts of Heraklion. Surrounded by olive groves this ecological prototype farm promotes the traditional way of organic olive oil production – the olive oil is stone milled and cold pressed. We will be guided around their premises and have an olive-oil tasting, accompanied by the owners. We will then drive through the vine-growing region and visit a local winery surrounded by 7 hectares of vineyards. The main focus here is to explore the further potentials of Cretan varieties as well as the capacity of foreign varieties to adapt to the Greek climate and eventually to be blended with native ones. After a guiding around the production area and the cellars, you will continue with our hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a number of traditional dishes under the directions of a local lady cook and will discover the secrets of the traditional Cretan diet and its healthy guidelines. The experience will culminate at the table, where you will taste the estate’s wines and enjoy the lunch you prepared.


Tour includes: 
  • Hands-on Cooking Class in the Archanes Village area
  • Visit of Olive Oil Estate with a tour of premises and tasting
  • Tour a traditional winery and wine tasting
  • Private transport with a/c deluxe mini-van
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Full Cretan Lunch

No. 2386  - From Elounda or Agios Nikolaos – Discover the Flavors of Crete - Hands on Cooking

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