This private food and wine tasting tour is an immersive introduction to Cretan food and wine, that includes a hands-on cooking lesson in a farmer's house. It's a fun and memorable experience!
After meeting your guide, you will head to the region of Kisamos, famous for its olive oil and wine production. Visit the oldest olive tree in the world that still produces olives and learn about the history of its sacred land.
Next, it’s time to taste organic extra virgin olive oil. Visit a family-owned, olive mill, specializing in the artisan production of organic olive oil using millstones and presses. Get an introduction to Cretan olive oil & olive oil quality, while visiting the production facilities, and tasting various delicious olive oils.
Then make your way to a family-run farm to sample the famous dairy products of the region, such as freshly produced cheese and yogurt. Roll up your sleeves and grab your baskets as you walk into the farmer’s vegetable garden to select the products for your next mission. While tasting some “dakos” with olive oil and a glass of wine, take part in our hands-on cooking class and discover the most tempting recipes of the Cretan cuisine, selected to be matched at their best with the farm olive oils and wine.
While your meal is slowly cooked over a fired wooden oven, walk around the tiny hilltop village and collect herbs to make your own mountain tea. Your culinary journey will continue into the farmer’s cellar where you are free to sample different wines, straight from the barrels!
And if this wasn’t enough for your taste buds, you will go on to sample what is considered the best honey in the region at a small family-owned business. By the end of this culinary adventure, you will have enjoyed the best treasures of this sacred land.
- Local, English speaking guide
- Tastings of olive oil, olives, cheeses, rusks
- Cooking class
- 3-course meal, wine, and local sweets
- Additional food & drink
Pick up from Chania hotel is included in the tour price. We can offer pick up/drop off transfer to any other location at an extra charge.