Greek Cooking Class in Rethymno: Authentic Cretan Dining Experience
20 Ratings
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Bring home traditional recipes and culinary skills
  • Experience first hand the local culture and cuisine
  • Selection of drinks: Red Wine, White Wine, Digestif, and Water
  • Lunch included
  • Easy-to-follow cooking class suitable for all skill levels
Meal Options
  • Raki or Greek coffee
  • Cheese pies
  • Kremidokalitsouna - Small pies with onions
  • Chortopites - Small pies with many (10-12) different wild greens
  • Sfakianes pites - Pies with home made cheese
  • Greek Salad - Greek salad with home made barley rusk, tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onion, caper, kritamo, olives, and off course enough olive oil.
  • Dolmadakia - Stuffed vine leaves, zucchini flowers with rice, vegetables, herbs and olive oil
  • Moussaka - The famous Greek dish (potatoes, zucchini, aubergines, minced meat in tomatoes sauce, béchamel)
  • Giouvetsi - Rooster with orzo in the wood oven (traditional Sunday dish)
  • Greek yogurt or homemade ice cream with sweet spoon or a local sweet
Additional Information

Dive into a local culinary journey with your host Androniki, set in her residence nestled among the hills of a beautiful Greek island, promising an immersive experience of excellent Greek hospitality!

Delight in a magical evening of learning to prepare Greek and local Cretan fare outdoors, using Androniki’s impressive wood oven and homegrown ingredients that include fresh vegetables and olive oil!

Uncover the crucial elements in crafting traditional Greek delicacies such as kremidokalitsouna, Chortopities, and Sfakianes pites by leveraging Androniki’s refined home cooking techniques, equipping you to be the perfect host for dinner parties back at home!

Once the cooking concludes, you’ll relish in the fruits of your labor together. Sample the Raki, a potent spirit, home-brewed by Androniki and her husband. It’s truly an intense treat!

Look forward to a generous spread of food and scrumptious Greek wine, authentic Greek hospitality, and excellent company! Moreover, you’ll take home superb recipes that you can recreate in your own kitchen.

  • Guests need to communicate if they have any food restriction (allergy, special diet, etc.)
The full address will be sent to you once you booked the event. It will be in the 'Before you go section' at the bottom of your booking confirmation.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(20 Ratings)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Sep 16, 2023
An exquisite gourmet experience, and much more! - This week we had the unforgettable experience of a cooking class, and subsequent feast, with these welcoming hosts. From the moment we arrived on the property, I was overcome with the potent fragrance that filled the air, the fresh herbs in Androniki’s garden (and in her cooking). We were a group of 8 women, and this evening together was one of my best travel memories ever, and I’ve been to many, many countries. The class itself was perfectly planned and prepped, and Androniki and her husband, Pantelis, had choreographed everything beautifully. All of the dishes were made from fresh local ingredients, many from their garden. We had a tour of the astonishing gardens, and cooked numerous Greek dishes, each more delicious than the previous one. As we cooked, Pantelis would ring a cowbell, and then appear with a surprise appetizer, that he cooked behind the scenes; spinach and onion pies, crispy fried potato skins, and more. We ate together as a big family, and our hosts couldn’t been more gracious and kind. They packed up all the leftovers for us, and even prepared some decisions cheese pancakes for our breakfast the next morning, to be slathered in honey! All in all, I enthusiastically recommend this lovely experience, not only for lovers of delicious and authentic food, but also for the deeply personal and warm connection with a Greek family and their land. Exquisite!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 22, 2023
Fantastic Experience! - We have done cooking classes in the past and this was by far the best and most authentic. Really loved getting to spend time at their home, tour the garden, and cook/eat delicious food. Can’t wait to try the recipes at home!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 15, 2023
Fabulous evening of cooking & conversation - We had a wonderful evening preparing an absolutely delicious meal with our hosts & other participants. We all worked on each dish while we learned the secrets of making such fabulous Creten food. We all enjoyed the meal together, family style & shared stories with everyone I would give our experience more than five stars if I could. Highly recommended
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 22, 2023
Lovely cooking course - We received a very warm welcome and felt like Meeting friends with Androniki and Pantelis right from the start. The dishes we prepared together were already well prepared by Androniki, so we had to do the finishing touches. After we prepared the many dishes, Androniki gave us a guided tour through her idyllic oasis-like garden and showed us all her fragrant herbs. Here, too, she was lovingly prepared and had a mosquito repellent ready for us so that we would not be bitten. the cooking class itself took place in the lovely courtyard of their home, with a wood-fired oven in which we baked some of the dishes. At the end we ate all the prepared, delicious Greek dishes together and were even allowed to take the leftovers with us. We laughed so much that evening, which we will surely remember for a long time. We will try to apply what we have learned at home with the help of the recipes. Thank you for this great evening!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 16, 2023
You won’t be disappointed! - Androniki and Pantelis generously opened their home and garden to provide a wonderful opportunity to learn how to cook a handful of traditional Greek dishes, starting with picking fresh herbs and vegetables. We even made fresh cheese! Dinner was delicious, we learned so much! And they shared recipes with us too so that we can attempt to recreate the dinner at home — though it will never be the same without their expert guidance and warm hospitality. We would highly recommend this lovely experience!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 9, 2023
The best cooking lessons - Wonderful. The best cooking lessons I ever had. The hospitality was gorgeous. I suggest it for sure.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 10, 2022
Special Cretan cooking experience - highly recommend! - We had a wonderful time with Androniki and her husband at their home in a small group, learning about the Cretan diet, exploring their lovely garden, preparing beautiful dishes and then eating the delicious meal we had made. Absolutely recommend this experience - it was without a doubt one of the best evenings we spent during our holiday.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 8, 2022
Wonderful! Highlight of Our Trip! - If you are in the Reythmo area you MUST make time for this experience! Androniki and her husband are amazing! The lessons make you feel like you are with good friends. The food we made and shared with them was DELICIOUS. We are already making Greek food at home. This is truly a must do experience!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 15, 2022
Lots of good and welcoming hosts - Great experience and exceptional hosts! It was a small group of 6 and the hosts and their friend. LOTS of food prepared and it was a feast. Andronikis and her husband were wonderful and their home and gardens were very beautiful and cozy. We felt right at home and enjoyed the experience so much.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 11, 2021
Wonderful Cretan cooking experience - We had such a wonderful time with Androniki and her family. It’s really a one of a kind experience. Her backyard patio is beautiful and well setup for teaching the wonderful Cretan foods. My children of 16, 13 and 11 had a great time too. I highly recommend this for a beautiful evening overlooking Crete. You will also learn so much about Cretan cooking.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Select Date and Tickets
minimum 2 guests
up to 10 guests
June 2024