Cretan traditional cooking lessons

Cooking lessons If you are interested in Cretan cuisine, Greek food, or you are just crazy about cooking, we invite you to join our traditional cooking lessons.You will cook, taste and enjoy local recipes and prepare delicious dishes with the guidance and assistance of our professional cook, Mrs. Koula.
Mrs. Koula, born and raised in a Cretan village, bears all the knowledge of her family and shares it with us with love and integrity. She is the author of the cookery book ‘Foods of Crete", published in Canada and U.S, where she lived for many years.
All the dishes are made of genuine pure Cretan products such as olive oil, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine, etc. and of course all the ingredients are fresh and local and we also offer vegetarian and vegan options for our friends. In addition, useful information about the herbs, olive oil and other ingredients is given, together with explanations of their nutritional value and usage.
After cooking, you will all eat together on a long monastery-style table, enjoying the fruits of your creativity with local wine and bread, Greek music and nice stories......

The inspiring location...

The lessons take place in a unique place called ‘Fabrica' in the heart of the old neighbourhood of Vamos. It is an old olive press dating from 1846 with Venetian arches and large millstones in the centre. This unique setting will enliven your "journey" into the aromas and tastes of traditional Cretan Cuisine!


  • Duration ± 4 hours
  • Daily classes in small groups
  • You cook 5-6 different dishes
  • Written recipes are provided
  • Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements
  • Cost: Adult 80 € ,Child (11 - 16 years old) 50 € Child (5 - 10 years old) 35 € (children< 5 years old are Free).. For a private class ask us

Good to know...

Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements. Full information about the Cretan traditional cooking lesson program is provided through our tourist office. Our program runs throughout the year and can be joined by persons of all ages.