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A taste of Crete

A taste of Crete

21 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, Italian, Spanish

A taste of Crete

A taste of Crete

21 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, Italian, Spanish

What you'll do

We start the day sampling the traditional Cretan breakfast* in a local shop that has been crafting traditional pastries during four generations. We then step into the tastes and aromas of the old Municipal Market in town, sampling staple products such as bread, pies, honey, cheese, olive oil, and spices. We smell and learn about different herbs, fruit, and vegetables and enjoy a cup of authentic Greek coffee​. Once on the alleys of the old town we experience the most traditional backstreet culinary spots, visit different districts, such as the Turkish, the Venetian, the Christian and the Jewish ones, stopping in unique hidden corners, gardens and having interesting conversations with local artisans, skillful in the arts of ceramics, leather, and crafting knives. We will taste delicious local tapas, known as mezedes and learn as well about the different influences, that all the different civilizations which dominated the island during the centuries​ have had on the Cretan diet over the years. For those interested in social media, sharing pictures and making an impact with images, I will show you some of the most breathtaking picture spots of the town. *Note: if the experience is in the afternoon we replace the breakfast​ with a traditional Cretan ice cream :-)

Your host

Gabi

Gabi

Hi there! I'm a travel writer specializing​ in Greece travel and gastronomy. I’ve​ got a degree in translation for tourism and I've published a book and many travel apps for the Greek islands. I've taken courses in local gastronomy and I've also an informal education in local wines. I've lived in Argentina, the US, Italy, and Greece and I'm passionate about the local culture and traditions of Crete. As a journalist, I've traveled around the whole island, writing and taking photos for different magazines. I enjoy showing visitors places and neighborhoods​ off-the-beaten-track to make them taste the amazing cuisine of Crete. I also craft experiences for food/travel/lifestyle bloggers (being a blogger myself I can​ help with the technical aspects of it) but mostly for all those travelers interested in authentic local experiences.

What's included

Food
Since food on the island is strictly fresh and seasonal, we will sample traditional seasonal dishes in a local "kafenio". The…

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Where you'll be

We will visit: a traditional pastry shop at the doors of the old town and we will see how they work phyllo dough, it the experience is in the afternoon, we go for a tasty Cretan ice cream. We will visit the municipal market (on some days of the week it is also possible to stop for a visit to​ the farmer's market). We visit the old town, churches, mosques, an old hidden synagogue, and the different districts in town, including unknown backstreet

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests aged 2 and up can attend.

More tips

I am flexible, skilled with kids being a mom myself, and can deliver the tour in English, Spanish and Italian. Please inform me right after booking if you have any food allergy or food-related condition, so I can prepare something special in advance for you to enjoy the same way everybody else does.
Gabi
A taste of Crete
21 reviews
From £58/person
21 reviews
From £58/person