Cooking Lesson in Arolithos Village

Heraklion, GreecePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Michalis

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Receive a short 30-minute tour on your arrival at the museum of rural history and folk craft in the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village.

Traditional Cretan cuisine is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Here you can learn from the masters while they create famous Cretan dishes which you can participate in before making your very own. You can create stuffed vine leaves, stuffed vegetables, pork with wine sauce, lamb with green beans, traditional Cretan ntakos, tzatziki and sarikopites, and coiled cheese pies.

Afterwards, you can sit down to enjoy the dishes you have prepared with local wine and mineral water. Participants will also receive a cooking certification document, which has been authorized by the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village.
Receive a short 30-minute tour on your arrival at the museum of rural history and folk craft in the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village.

Traditional Cretan cuisine is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Here you can learn from the masters while they create famous Cretan dishes which you can participate in before making your very own. You can create stuffed vine leaves, stuffed vegetables, pork with wine sauce, lamb wi…

What's included

  • Food
    -Launch
  • Equipment
    -All cooking materials

Accessibility

Mobility / physical

Accessible parking spot

Sensory

No extreme sensory stimuli

Meet your Host, Michalis

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello everybody. My name is Michalis and i live in Arolithos. As my family comes from Anogia , the most famous village in Crete, I implement the lessons with great passion and love . My goal is to introduce Cretan tradition to you and the customs of the region. I've been organizing cooking lessons for more than 10 years. Trust us and you wont miss.
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From $114/ person

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Where you'll be

The experience takes part in Aroltihos Traditional Cretan Village. Arolithos is a unique traditional private Cretan village. The village Arolithos has taken that symbolic name because it encompasses the traditional elements and beauty of Crete. Our guests escape present time and they travel back to the past times.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Sammy
September 2021
We had an incredible time on our cooking class experience. From the warm welcome and tour of the town to the food and expertise from our guide, we couldn’t have asked for anything more! Highly recommend!
Noya
May 2021
Mary and the entire workers at the village were amazing. We had an amazing experience, learnt how to cook traditional Greek food. When we arrived Mary took us to a Cretan museum and taught us about the history of Crete. The village itself is magical and very beautiful. Would highly recommend, without thinking twice :)
Emily
September 2019
This experience was so wonderful and really taught us all about the cretan culture. We couldn't say more positive things about this cooking class! The food was amazing and they give you the recipes to take home with you. Would definitely recommend!
Barbora
August 2019
I can highly recommend this cooking class! It was such a unique experience! First we went to the cretan museum and we heard stories about life of Cretan people, then we had drinks and a small snack in the taverna and after that the cooking lesson started. We prepared delicious starter, meal and dessert. And the best of all, after the food was ready, they prepared a table for us and we could enjoyed the food we had prepared. After the lunch they offered us to enjoy to relax in the swimming pool. Felt very welcome!
Sophia Alexandra
August 2019
As a Greek-American, this was a memorable experience I was able to share with my fiancé — We were able to take home, perféct and add to the Greek recipes we’re used to making! For those who wish to be engrossed in not only traditional foods but the Cretan culture as a whole, I highly recommend. 🇬🇷
Kaity
July 2019
This was so much fun! Everyone was genuinely kind and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the culture and cuisine, and got to make & eat delicious food. We would definitely recommend this experience!

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free
    Peanut allergy
    Dairy-free

    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
    Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.