Cretan Cuisine means simplicity and purity of the flavors. The underlying principle behind this culture is the variation of flavors from the same ingredients and the quality.
Take a Crete Food Tour
An authentic Crete Food tour at Vamos, in Apokoronas Village. A tour where you will be able to see the traditional way of producing bread and cheese at the Cheese Dairy Farm. Meet the local producers and brothers, Manousos and Sifis; the most authentic cheese producers of the area. All of the products are handmade using the traditional old processes. That means that no machinery is used, but only the fireplace or in our local dialect “kazani”. After the procedure, you will taste the delicious cheese that is considered as a signature of cretan cuisine. The famous graviera and anthotyros; the wheel shaped hard cheese and the flowery soft one. The Cheese Dairy Farm is open from November till May.
The process of bread making takes place at the traditional tavern, which is set in the picturesque mountains. The friendly hosts, Katerina and Manolis, will help you with the procedure of the bread dough and the baking. And of course, you will be able to taste your own bread with the scrumptious local dishes. The family grows its own products organically, so you will taste high nutritional value and tasty food. Live the ultimate food tour in Crete.
Find Vamos Traditional Village at Vamos, Apokoronas +30 2825022190
Join traditional cooking classes in Crete and cook like a Cretan. Get the chance to learn recipes from Crete based on Mediterranean diet and experience the Cretan gastronomy.
Taste authentic Cretan Food
Cook Cretan food based on authentic recipes with fresh ingredients by the help of the host, Koula. A unique hand-on journey of flavors and tradition for food lovers and cooking enthusiasts. Learn everything about Cretan gastronomy, as the host will impart you her infinite knowledge. This activity is hosted in an 18th century farmhouse surrounded by organic farms and gardens. It is located only a few miles away from Chania in a scenic warm ambiance, which makes it the perfect setting. Accompanied by a knowledge guide, guests discover the local cuisine. The outdoor traditional kitchen while the truly hands-on approach will make the tour into a unique experience. The tour culminates at the table, where all together enjoy the food and the company.
This creative market-to-table activity highlights the authentic character of the island.
Experience Cretan Food at Taste of Crete – Market to Table at Perivolia Village, Chania.
Book a wine tasting in Crete and taste the real fruits of the island. Explore the bounty of Cretan vineyards and olive groves in a wine tour that will stay unforgettable.
Wine Tour into the bucolic landscape of Crete
Enjoy a wine tour at the beautiful castle of Dourakis Family. Being surrounded by the stunning natural landscape of Crete, you will be able to taste and tour at the stone building. An award wine boutique located 32km away before the town of Rethymno.
Join one of the routes and explore the flavor the secrets deep into this island’s soul.
Dourakis Winery, in Alikampos, Rethymno. +30 2825051761
Wine Tasting in Crete is an experience
Wondering if wine tasting could be a lifetime experience? Visit Manousakis Winery at Vatolakkos Village and taste the famous organic “Nostos” wines. Take a tour at the influential wineries, eat delicious lunch at the beautiful garden or take a cooking class. A boutique winery focusing on handcrafted wine and quality.
Please note that all tours are only by appointment, from Monday to Saturday 10:00-16:00. The winery is located 20 minutes outside of the town of Chania open all year round to visitors.
Manousakis Winery, at Vatolakkos. +30 2821078787
Cretan Wine at its finest form
Taste local Cretan wine at Karavitakis Winery at Pontikiana. A beautiful place into pure Greek surroundings and people that will go the extra mile for every guest’s satisfaction. Characterized by constant experimentation with new products, varieties and techniques, the winery is a family story that give us unique results.
Karavitakis Winery, Pontikiana, Kolymbari. +30 2824023381