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Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

1. Chania: Authentic Cooking Class in the White Mountains

Taste the authentic foods of Crete at a unique cooking class using only healthy organic ingredients, such as extra virgin olive oil, local meats, aromatic herbs and freshly picked vegetables. Stroll around the vegetable garden to get a feel for the raw produce and learn more about the herbs. Then, prepare a traditional meal and learn the secrets of how the locals cook. Go for a mountain walk to a shepherds and hear how olives are harvested. Return to the house to sample some cheese and wine from Crete and prepare some appetizers such as ntakos and tzatziki. End with a tasty lunch with wine pairings and traditional jar desserts.

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Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

2. Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

Leaving Chania, you will venture into a completely different landscape, going deep into the unique region of Sfakia. The White Mountains will be your stomping ground for a day of activities for the whole family. Your first stop of the day is at a family owned small-scale cheese factory for a Cretan cheese and yoghurt tasting. You will learn about the traditional local production from this expert cheesemonger, and have the opportunity to sample what locals consider to be the best yoghurt on the island. Afterwards, you’ll head to Askifou Plateau at an altitude of 730m, a picture-perfect valley surrounded by the White Mountains. From there, you’ll start your hike into the 8km Imbros Gorge. It is an easy walk for the whole family with multiple stops for photos and discussions around the flora and fauna in the area. The gorge is spectacular, with several very narrow passages. Your guide will share thrilling stories about how this area was used by Australia, New Zealand and British soldiers in the war. Then, get ready to experience the local culture through gastronomy with your hands-on food workshop. Amongst the delicious flavours and aromas mixed in with local wine, you will discover the secrets of local cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal, delicious desserts and locally-farmed fruit. At the end of the day, enjoy a glass of wine as you will visit one of the best wineries in Crete for a tasting. You can taste 4 different wine varieties in the traditional cellar, taking in the experience with all of your senses. The tasting is a fitting finale in Crete’s Far West.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 8 reviews

My 7 year old son and I just returned home to California from our month long stay in Greece, with one of those weeks staying on the stunning island of Crete, and while we were there we had the wonderful opportunity to do several tours/excursions with this amazing company and I can’t put into words just how much fun we had with every last person associated with G S Tours!! First we headed out to the White Mountains and had the pleasure of spending the evening with the awesome Ioannis, Pantelis, and Eleftheria, learning first hand how to prepare the most DELICIOUS true Cretan meal!!! We cooked together, laughed together, and learned together… we learned about their beautiful country and all of the wonders of Crete… both from a historical perspective with Ioannis’s amazing account of where Crete has come from over the last several thousand years, and also from a social perspective by learning about all of the fabulous traditions and cultural aspects of the lovely Cretan people!

It was a very nice evening for us. We had a nice group and a great guide. We have cooked various vegetarian classics from the regional cuisine. The individual slopes can also be carried out without any problems for people who otherwise do not have to cook. There is also a lot of interesting information about the products, the country and the people. Oh yes, and it tasted good in the end.

It was absolutely awesome! We were a dozen young adults. Departure at 4 p.m., return at 10:30 p.m. from the center of Chania. The guide Yanis is really exceptional, kind and passionate! we cooked in a fabulous place, met beautiful people, ate, did a wine tasting and talked about history. To do.

We really enjoyed this experience. It was in a beautiful setting with a very knowledgeable guide who was very passionate. Ioannis definitely knows a lot and you could ask him many questions about Crete, not just about food.

This was one of the best tours I have ever done! From the gorgeous ride up the mountain, to the scenic mountain views, to sharing a delicious meal the entire group helped create. Everyone should do this tour!