Cooking Lesson in Baxes, Live as Local

Ηράκλειο, GreecePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Sevi

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Sevi's rated 5 stars by 100% of guests.

What you'll do

We offer cooking lessons in Krousonas village. The programme last at least 4 - 5 hours. Firstly we will make a welcoming introduction with a glass of raki to the traditional way of Cretan life with our handmade folk exhibition which also include kids activities. We will see items and gagdets from a past era and we are here to answer all your questions about the way of life 100 years ago. In continue when you choose menu (vegan or not) we write down our ingredients and we go to gather our organic vegetables from our orchard, you wiil have time to explore nature, breath fresh air, learn important information about the plant and of course live the experience cutting the fresh vegetables and fruit. When we collect our vegetables , we learn how we use every ingredient in our kitchen, how does it help our health, about the appropriate quantities we use anf we start to how prepare our meal and how we cook. You will learn all the secrets of cretan cuisine with us . (It depends from the season you can also taste and watch the production of cheese.) When the meal is ready you can enjoy it in our veranda relaxing with the amazing view. A travel to history, nature and cretan cuisine.Dont forget to wear comfortable shoes and clothes because the lessons become under the shadow of the grapevine. Live as a local for a day!!
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We offer cooking lessons in Krousonas village. The programme last at least 4 - 5 hours. Firstly we will make a welcoming introduction with a glass of raki to the traditional way of Cretan life with our handmade folk exhibition which also include kids activities. We will see items and gagdets from a past era and we are here to answer all your questions about the way of life 100 years ago. In continue when you choose menu (vegan or not) we w…

What's included

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  • Food
    Culinary lessons about Cretan cuisine, guided tour in folk exhibition,conta...
  • Drinks
  • Tickets
    Free entrance to our traditional folk exhibition...
  • Equipment

Meet your Host, Sevi

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 55 Reviews
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Im a traveller and in the places i had been i was looking for local activities and original experiences. I create the place and the activities i would like to watch when i travel. My moto is live in every place you visit like a local!! My family loves nature, agriculture and everything that we can make with our hands. We are a family with knowledge in cooking , history and plants. My mother Katerina Gonianaki who is an excellent cook for 40 ages , learn all the secrets of cooking from her grandmother. So we decide with my mum to show our cretan tradition to our guests how to cook and taste cretan recipes . My father who is expert in cheeses and has knowledge as a cheese maker shows the production of our homemade cretan cheese with our goat milk we select every morning.
Im a traveller and in the places i had been i was looking for local activities and original experiences. I create the place and the activities i would like to watch when i travel. My moto is live in every place you visit like a local!! My family loves nature, agriculture and everything that we can make with our hands. We are a family with knowledge in cooking , history and plants. My mother Katerina Gonianaki who is an excellent cook for 40 ages , learn all the secrets of cooking from her gr…
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Passionate cooks

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Where you'll be

We will be in an amazing place full of plants, trees and flowers, a paradise of nature. The first stop will be in our traditional folk exhibition we will come in touch with the traditional way of life of Cretans, the second is in our orchard the heart of nature to gather fresh organic vegetables , third in the shadow of our grapevine to cook and finally in our veranda to enjoy the meal you have cook with a glass of raki or wine.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Rob
October 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking experience with Sevi. Buses were not running on the weekend, so she came to pick us up from Heraklion city center. The drive to the beautiful location of the cooking class was pretty short, and then we got acquainted with the area. We immediately were treated like family and made to feel at home. The class allows customizing the menu and experience a lot, and it is also seasonal based on the available vegetables in the gardens. We picked some peppers and tiny tomatoes, hunted for snails, and then prepared a fantastic multi-course meal using all of this. The highlight was certainly collecting and frying the snails, while the lamb giovetsi is something we plan to make often after returning home. We had plenty of leftovers and loved everything. I highly recommend this to everyone in the area.
Miriam
October 2021
Such a great experience. Sevi was so welcoming and friendly. The farm is gorgoeus. It was really good fun to have a go at cooking, trying new things, learning more about crete and food. Definitely recommend this experience. We made lots of food, which was all delicious. We went home with full stomachs and hearts.
Deborah
September 2021
My mom and I loved our afternoon and evening with Sevi and her mom. I enjoyed feeding the goats and Sevi was very conscious of helping my mom safely climb the stairs to the garden so that we could pick our own veggies. We enjoyed cooking a lovely meal, tried a few new ingredients, and left happy and full with plenty of delicious leftovers for the next day and some new recipes. The views of the valley are beautiful, Sevi was so hospitable even when my dad joined us part way through, and she answered all of our questions about recipes, Crete, her farm, and her family. I would absolutely recommend this experience.
Francys
September 2021
Absolutely a must do!! Sevi and her family exceeded our expectations. Fabulous location. Beautiful views. Cute little place outdoors for our cooking. Met wonderful people there. Walked around their little farm and gathered some of our fresh ingredients. We got to choose our menu. Tried new foods. Learned how to peel a cactus pear and ate it. Delicious. The whole experience was amazing. We felt right at home and the food was so so so yummy. Totally an unforgettable experience worth booking.
Vadym
September 2021
The class has exceeded our expectations by a landslide - superb hosts (they’re such a welcoming and kind family!), really thoughtful menu, stunning location, and full immersion into the Cretan ways of cooking. The menu we decided on turned out to be quite diverse and authentic - we loved it.
Frederick
September 2021
Recommended! Communication was excellent, so times could be adjusted to fit everyone's schedule best. Location is in midst of mountains with a lot of sunshine and astonishing views. After a small 'sacrifice' to the owned goats and sheep you can try freshly made wine off the barrel while following the instructions to cook a delicious and healthy meal. Definitely a must if you want to converse with an international group of people and experience the life of a local.

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  • Wed, Oct 27
    3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $91 per person
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    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $91 per person
  • Thu, Oct 28
    3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $140 per group
  • Fri, Oct 29
    3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $140 per group
  • Sat, Oct 30
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    From $140 per group
  • Sat, Oct 30
    3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $140 per group
  • Sun, Oct 31
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend.