4 Days cooking and wine tasting holidays in Crete
The Cretan cuisine is considered to be the best examples of the Mediterranean regime, which is highly beneficial to our health. Make the best of your holidays in a creative way and have with us a unique experience of the Cretan way of life.
Have Cretan cooking lessons with the locals, visit Zacharioudakis’ winery to taste some of the best Cretan wines and follow us to our organic farm and become a farmer for a day.
- Cooking classes
- Visit a winery, taste wine
- One day at the farm
- 3 overnight stays
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
4 days with instructions in English
The maximum number of participants in a group is 6
You will be staying at Keramos Studios, a very cosy and traditional hotel within the village, where you will have the chance to taste the best breakfast in Crete.
Cretan cooking lessons.
We will spend together half of the day just after breakfast.
Your afternoons will be free so you can enjoy relaxing walks on the mountain or swim at the nearby beaches (just 15km away).
Day of your arrival
Find your room and relax. Then you will be invited to join us in a different way of life and to experience the authentic local culture.
Visit a traditional Cretan family and enjoy their amazing hospitality.
Learn how to make the authentic sarikopita pies in a beautiful yard from the grandma.
A pleasant and tasty experience!
Have a delicious afternoon coffee, raki, tea and pies with the locals and enjoy the unique Cretan hospitality.
The Cretan diet is one of the richest and healthiest regimes in the world.
Discover it in a 4-hour cooking lesson in an authentic Cretan house in Zaros.
Learn how we cook for our family and friends.
Maria and Vagelis welcome you in their house for the cooking lesson.
On the day you taste, cook and share food with them sitting at the same table you will become part of the family.
Fresh vegetables from their garden, virgin olive oil and lots of Cretan herbs. Use them and prepare simple but delicious dishes. Easy recipes for you to make back home.
Join them and cook gemista (stuffed vegetables), Kolokithokeftedes (grated zucchini balls), dakos (traditional barley rusk), Cretan lasagne, dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), halvah, soutzoukakia (traditional meatballs) and many other delicious Cretan dishes!
After breakfast we will visit our organic farm, where you and your friends or you with your children will have the chance to become farmers-breeders for a day, in the Cretan way!
You will discover the properties of the herbs and of the wild edible greens of the Cretan land.
You will pick vegetables from our garden and fruit from our trees!
You will have the chance to pet, feed and get to know the animals of the farm, such as sheep, goats, piglets, hens, geese, turkeys, ducks, little rabbits and our little donkey Louisa!
You will witness all the steps of traditional Cretan cheese making!
We will use the fresh cheese in order to make little pies with traditional Cretan phyllo pastry. We will cook together some Cretan dishes and make bread in the wood-fired oven. Then you will relax on the terrace of the house enjoying Cretan delights, nice homemade raki and wine, and of course your own handmade delicious food. The natural sounds of the farm and the serene landscape will do all the rest!
It's the day we will have to say goodbye. But before that, we will be visiting one of the best wineries in Crete and take a tour to the vineyard and the building. You will taste local wine and various traditional Cretan mezedes (tapas).
Included in the excursions
Wine tour and wine tasting at Plouti.
Vivi has studied electrical engineering but her love for people and food led her to open her own restaurant in 2002. Since then she has always cooked with love using those natural ingredients that the Cretan land offers.
The beautiful village of Zaros at the heart of Crete.
Daily menu for Vegans, Vegetarians and Meat or Fish lovers
The following meals are included
3 overnight stays
All legal taxes
What’s not included
Air or boat tickets
Transfers (you will have to rent a car)
Travel insurance, personal expenses and tips.
A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price
The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before arrival date.
The remaining amount should be paid in cash the day of your arrival.