Local Life - Cooking lessons and cheese making

8 hr

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Experience the true local life on Crete. Visit olive oil factory with guided tour. Goat milking and cheese making. Learn to cook traditional Cretan food.
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Itinerary Details

On this excursion your guide let you discover with a minibus (max 8 persons) the Cretan way of life. The first stop is at an olive oil factory where we are welcomed by the owner. He guides us through the factory and teach us all about the olive oil process. In this particular factory, they still have the medieval olive oil press in place.

After the olive oil factory, we continue up the mountains to a small and authentic Cretan mountain village. A local shepherd welcomes us and take us in his farmer’s pick-up truck to his herd (goats, sheep and even the Kri-Kri the wild Cretan Goat). There, you will learn how to milk a goat.

Back in the village, we then have a cheese-making lesson from the shepherd, learning how to make fresh traditional Cretan cheese. After this, the shepherd puts on his chef’s clothing and teach the...
On this excursion your guide let you discover with a minibus (max 8 persons) the Cretan way of life. The first stop is at an olive oil factory where we are welcomed by the owner. He guides us through the factory and teach us all about the olive oil process. In this particular factory, they still have the medieval olive oil press in place.

After the olive oil factory, we continue up the mountains to a small and authentic Cretan mountain village. A local shepherd welcomes us and take us in his farmer’s pick-up truck to his herd (goats, sheep and even the Kri-Kri the wild Cretan Goat). There, you will learn how to milk a goat.

Back in the village, we then have a cheese-making lesson from the shepherd, learning how to make fresh traditional Cretan cheese. After this, the shepherd puts on his chef’s clothing and teach the secrets of a Cretan kitchen with fresh and local ingredients and herbs from his own garden. Whilst waiting for the shepherd to transform into a chef, we take you on a small tour of the village.

The cooking lessons are very important; what you make, you will eat, so be sure not to burn your food! This authentic day will be held at a picturesque restaurant with a spectacular view. You are then free to enjoy your lunch, after which, we head back to your hotel.

Important Details

Included
  • Pick up / drop off (15 km around Hersonissos)
  • Minibus
  • Cooking lessons
  • Try out milking
  • Lunch
  • Driver / Guide
  • Gasoline
  • Insurance
  • Demonstration milking
  • Guided tour olive oil factory
Not Included
  • Extra drinks lunch
  • Drinks during the cooking lessons
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups 15 km around Hersonissos Village.
All pickups more than 15 km with a max of 25 km will have an extra charge of 7.50 € per person per transfer, to be paid at the driver.

9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.