Crete Cooking Class



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5 hours

Max 6 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

A traditional veggie dish from the island of Crete, perfect for a light dinner! The secret behind the perfect Ntakos is to use juicy, fresh, organic, on the vine tomatos as they are the key ingredient that brings this dish to life. Garnishing with extra virgin, good quality olive oil will give the perfect finishing touch to this traditional Cretan rusks with tomatoes and feta cheese dish.

Tzatziki is made of yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt

- Lachanontolmades
A cabbage roll is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings

- Gemista
Juicy, healthy and bursting with fresh and vibrant colors and flavours! Gemista or yemista (which in Greek means ‘filled with’) is a traditional recipe for Greek stuffed tomatoes and/or other vegetables that are baked, until soft and nicely browned.

- Greek salad
Greek salad or horiatiki salad is a salad in Greek cuisine. Greek salad is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, mizithra or feta cheese, and olives, typically seasoned with salt and Greek mountain oregano, and dressed with olive oil.

- Cretan cheese pies.
Also, you will learn how to make the traditional "phyllo" dough and create the famous Cretan cheese pieswith mizithra cheese which are served as a dessert with honey

Cooking Class Information

The tour starts by visiting a unique olive oil mill in Kolymvari where will take place the olive oil tasting in two different ways. The expert there will explain to you everything concerning the extraction of olive oil and you will explore the room of production. You will have a Greek coffee before continuing the tour.
The arrival at the small and picturesque village of “Nippos” will be around 11:00, were will precede a short walk, for about 15 minutes, through the village. The end up will be at the square of the village and at the traditional taverna, where the first glass of raki for the day will help you to prepare for the cooking class.
Mrs. Despoina, a lovely cook, will be waiting in order to start the traditional Cretan cooking class. Suit up and be impressed by the quality of the organic products. You will use products literally picked up from the backyard of Mrs. Maria's garden and you will learn how to make delicious ntako (crumbled tomatoes on traditional brusquettes), the classic tzatziki, lachanontolmades, gemista (stuffed vegetables with rice and herbs) and a Greek salad. Also, you will learn how to make the traditional "phyllo" dough and create the famous Cretan cheese pies.
After the cooking ends, lunch follows with the main dish prepared in advance by Mrs. Despoina. All this of course with unlimited raki, local wine (red or white) and food stories. To finish your meal, enjoy a typical dessert of the Cretan diet, meaning fresh fruit, yogurt with honey or traditional spoon sweet. You will be back at around 15:30.

What you will do

Olive oil tasting

1. Olive oil tasting

After the pick up...we will go to a olive oil factory to learn about olive oil and taste the real cretan olive oil!


2. Ipokoronio

Welcome to our local taverna where Mr Maria awaits us :)

Dress up and lets start

3. Dress up and lets start

The cooking class takes place near the fireplace with a breeath taking view

Here are some of the dishes

4. Here are some of the dishes

cretan dacos

some local dishes

5. some local dishes


About Host

EcoEvents is a newborn firm, which was created with love and passion, not only to satisfy every need of those who would like to visit Crete, but also to feature the simple everyday habits and values of the locals.


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How to get to the station?

From KTEL STATION: 0mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about CRETAN COOKING CLASS | Cooking class by Aloupis

  • How long is this cooking class by Aloupis?

    Duration of this cooking class is 5 hours.

  • Is CRETAN COOKING CLASS available for vegetarians?

    Yes, CRETAN COOKING CLASS has a vegetarian option.

  • How much does it cost to join CRETAN COOKING CLASS ?

    It costs 90 per person.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Aloupis's cooking class?

    Up to 6 people can join Aloupis's cooking class.

  • How to get to the place where CRETAN COOKING CLASS being held?

    Please go to KTEL STATION which takes 0 mins from KTEL STATION. Then Aloupis (host) will pick you up there!

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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