Enjoy a narrated tour, where you will enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, whilst learning about some of the regions established handcrafted professions and techniques. You will also get the opportunity to stroll around olive groves and hear about the process of growing, picking and pressing olives, as well as collecting fragrant herbs and local green vegetables to use later in your hands-on cooking class.
Next, you will be given some enlightening info on the Mediterranean and Traditional Cretan diet, whilst hearing about some of the long established traditional techniques that are used in Cretan cuisine. Then, it is time for your fun cooking lesson with an expert chef who will show you how to prepare one of the most popular authentic Cretan recipes using the seasonal greens which you collected earlier.
Finally, enjoy your al fresco lunch, (the dish you made) paired with locally produced wine and Tsikoudia, or Raki as it is known, (a grape-based brandy liquor) before continuing your remarkable tour to the chefs most interesting felt, mosaic and beeswax workshop.
Crete is Greece’s largest island so pay special attention to the location of the tours you choose.