Crete Cooking Class
The best cooking class in Greece



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3.5 hours

Max 40 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Activities at The Olive Farm

We offer a variety of classes, workshops, events and excursions into the wilderness of Crete. Make a retreat with us, or just spend the day.

Activities include:
Cooking Workshops, Greek Pie Workshop, Local cheese tasting, Handmade Cosmetics Workshops, Yoga classes, Activities for Kids, Hiking E4, Bee Garden Tour, Olive Grove Tours.

We offer all of these unique experiences with the principals of sustainability, organic farming, and community support. Our staff is mostly local residents of the Apokoronas region of Crete.

Cooking Class Information

The workshops take place at the Olive farm under our covered outdoor kitchen (or inside the traditional cottage) depending on the weather. Most cooking will take place in a wood or a gas fire. After the instruction we join as a group at the communal table to share the meal, break bread, drink the local wine.
The Chef
We collaborate with local chefs to teach our cooking classes with vibrancy and humor, offering technique and recipes from their Greek roots. Their class menus are seasonal and are often inspired by what’s fresh on the farm. The classroom setting is ideal under the shade of the outdoor community kitchen where each person has a spot at the work table with a cutting board and knife. We plan a 3-5 course meal and guide the group through prep and production of each dish. Local artisan cheeses, honey and meats are sourced from nearby farmers.
A full meal is included in every workshop. Wine and cheese platters with local cheese and other delicacies are also included. The workshops are all hand’s on and everything is made from scratch.
Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.
Menu: to be designed with the customer’s input after booking.

About Host



The Olive Farm is our home base on Crete – a small farm that we are developing based on sustainable principles. It is situated at the edge of the village of Litsarda, a tiny beautiful village at the district of Apokoronas in western Crete, only a 40 minute drive from the city of Chania.
If you retreat with us, the farm is our meeting point, where we get together for our activities. All accommodation and guest houses are very close by in local villages.
The property includes a traditional cottage with a terrace that looks across the plain to The White Mountains. There’s a kitchen in the cottage, but also an outdoor kitchen in the olive grove with a wood oven, grill, large prep area, sink and a large wooden table, just right for outdoor cooking and eating.
As well as the olive groves, you’ll find an extensive vegetable garden, where you can select ingredients for your cooking workshops. There’s an herb garden packed with local flavors.
Spend time at the Olive Farm cooking, gardening or just relaxing. You’ll find hammocks and garden furniture, so you can sit back, rest and take in the views


The closest station

Chania airport

How to get to the station?

From Chania: 20mins

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about The best cooking class in Greece | Cooking class by Giannis

  • How much does it cost to join The best cooking class in Greece?

    It costs 65 per person.

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

    Up to 40 people can join Giannis's cooking class.

  • How long is this cooking class by Giannis?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3.5 hours.

  • Is The best cooking class in Greece available for vegetarians?

    Yes, The best cooking class in Greece has a vegetarian option.

  • Is The best cooking class in Greece available for vegans?

    Yes, The best cooking class in Greece has a vegan option.

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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