Excursions in Crete

Cretan life Cooking Lessons

  • Home
  • Cooking Lessons

An authentic Cretan experience!


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!

About The Tour

Schedule (Apr 15 2022 - October 15 2022)
Every day
Places Covered
Potamies, Aposelemis, Sfedili, gorge of Embassa
Pick up Points
Contact us
Travel insurance, Transfer, Launch
Tour Guide Languages per day
Every day English

Photo Gallery


Contact us

Trip Information

  • Days : Every day
  • Period : Apr 15 2022 - October 15 2022
  • Departure : 08:30
  • Return : 16:30

Website implementation by Web Dynamic, Greece