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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Baxes is up to the road, has many fl
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
  • 60 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

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

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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 60 reviews.

Alicia
November 2021
We are so happy we signed up for this. Sevi’s home is beautiful. Before cooking, she showed us around the farm and let our kids feed the goats and pick vegetables for our meal. She was great with our kids and had the perfect play for them. My daughter can’t stop talking about her new best friend, Sevi! Sevi was very knowledgeable about Cretian food and had many options for us to choose from. The meal was wonderful and we had lots of leftovers.
Layla
November 2021
This was the highlight of our trip to Crete. Sevi and her family exceeded our expectations. They were generous people that gave us an authentic experience. Would highly recommend.
Caroline
November 2021
This was a magical experience and absolutely wonderful! It gave us the opportunity to leave the city of Heraklion and visit the nearby village where Sevi and her family have their home, little farm and vineyard. The drive allowed us to appreciate Cretan city live, and the beautiful countryside against the greenery of the mountains. We learned about Cretan hospitality as we cooked together an entire meal from scratch! Sevi is kind, patient and funny! She welcomed us into her home with open arms. Her mom and father are so warm and friendly. Her brother also spent a little time with us toasting to life with the traditional Raki - We walked around her farm, fed goats, picked up fresh biological vegetables and grapes to cook and enjoy with our meal. We ate in front of the fireplace and truly wished this pause of regular life- would not end. By the end of the day, we enjoyed our favorite dessert, and also prepared it ourselves with Sevi’s help. Truly an experience to immerse yourself into the life of a traditional Cretan family and learn about their rich heritage and history. To me this is priceless and what traveling and learning about other cultures is about. Sevi was so down to earth, helped us coordinate transportation transfers to the experience and at the end- I felt like I’d made a new friend. Excellent value and I can’t wait to tell everyone visiting Crete and asking me for advice about it.
Jessica
October 2021
This experience was by far our favorite memory in Greece! Sevi went out of her way to make our time so special and we got to choose what we wanted to do. The grounds at her parents home and the event center are just gorgeous! We visited their farm including animals and fields to pick food for our dishes. The food was amazing and was so authentic! Her parents were so kind and shared (with Sevi's translation) with us their culture! I recommend this experience to everyone looking for an extremely authentic and amazing experience!
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.

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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

Guest requirements

Guests ages 4 and up can attend, up to 8 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.