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Heraklion on a Food tour

Heraklion, Greece

Experience hosted by Rebecca

4 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

The best way to get to know a place is through its food and we will take you on an unforgettable tasty journey through Crete's capital city, Heraklion.
On Heraklion on a Food tour, learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way in sand and yes, we will teach you "cup reading".
Experience real Cretan food at 8 authentic stops away from the tourist crowds
Become a cheese–tasting expert by learning how to spot the best local cheeses
Savour Heraklion’s bougatsa, a 'must-taste' for any visitor to the city, and find out why organic Cretan olive oil is one of the best oils in the world
Enjoy a glass of local wine and learn the process from harvest to bottle
Be brave enough to sample our local specialty "Fried snails" with some Raki shots and if that isn't enough, we invite you for a cooking class at our house.

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure.
Other things to note
This tour can be customised to cater for dietary needs at your request. Please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requests when you book.
The best way to get to know a place is through its food and we will take you on an unforgettable tasty journey through Crete's capital city, Heraklion.
On Heraklion on a Food tour, learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way in sand and yes, we will teach you "cup reading".
Experience real Cretan food at 8 authentic stops away from the tourist crowds
Become a cheese–tasting expert by learning how to spot the best…

What's included

  • Food
    Traditional tapas
  • Drinks
    Wine and Raki

Meet your host, Rebecca

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! Cretan food and Culture were enough to make me and my team fall in love with this island. We are avid travelers and foodies ourselves and love anything that is organic and from small producers. Crete is a foodies’ paradise! Walk with us to experience the city like a local and explore the best the city has to offer. We are great cooks ourselves and we can end this experience with a cooking class at my house. We have turned our passion into our profession as we have been running this tour for the last 2 years.
As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! Cretan food and Culture were enough to make me and my team fall in love with this island. We are avid travelers and foodies ourselves and love anything that is organic and from small producers. Crete is a foodies’ paradise! Walk with us to experience the city like a local and explore the best the city has to offer.…
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Mon, May 17
$118 per person
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Tue, May 18
$118 per person
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Wed, May 19
$118 per person
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$118 per person

Where you'll be

We will visit one of the last places that make traditional Greek coffee brewed in sand and talk with the owner of a coffee roasting shop.
We will savor "bougatsa" a traditional sweet at the oldest family store in the city that actually have their own secret recipe
You will taste cheese, olives and honey at a shop who the owners are also the producers as all products are from their farm.
Learn all about Cretan wines from a sommelier at his cellar

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 50 reviews.

Roger & Liz
November 2020
This is an excellent experience. Good quality fresh food is a way of life in Crete and this local food tour plus, in Iraklion, demonstrates this wonderfully. As other reviews have stated, standby for an unfolding feast of mediterranean cuisine. You simply must do this trip early in your stay in Crete so that you can understand the local passion for Mediterranean food and drink and to make the most of your visit.
This is an excellent experience. Good quality fresh food is a way of life in Crete and this local food tour plus, in Iraklion, demonstrates this wonderfully. As other reviews have…
Tomohiro
October 2020
With local cuisine and special locations to ear, we couldn't have asked for a better food tour in Heraklion. We had much to eat and drink. Our guide also had in depth knowledge of the local culture and tradition. The value of the tour was also very good. If you have 3 hours to spare on your holidays in Heraklion, this food tour will not disappoint at all!
With local cuisine and special locations to ear, we couldn't have asked for a better food tour in Heraklion. We had much to eat and drink. Our guide also had in depth knowledge o…
Katrina
October 2020
Our guide Margarita is really one of the best I’ve ever met. She’s so friendly and gave a lot good answers/tips on our random questions/requests. This experience made our day even tho it took a 40-mins drive single way for us - totally worth it.
Our guide Margarita is really one of the best I’ve ever met. She’s so friendly and gave a lot good answers/tips on our random questions/requests. This experience made our day even…
Brittany
October 2020
We had a great time with Papatya. She was so knowledgeable and kind. We got a great amount of food and drinks on this tour. There is no way you could leave this your hungry! Definitely a great tour if you want to try local foods you might not have had before!
We had a great time with Papatya. She was so knowledgeable and kind. We got a great amount of food and drinks on this tour. There is no way you could leave this your hungry! Defini…
Kristina
October 2020
If you're in Heraklion and thinking about doing this tour, do it! We had our tour with Margarita (Papatya) as our guide. She was so friendly, so passionate about Crete, so knowledgeable about the culture, traditions and food, and just a beautiful genuine person. You can tell when someone loves what they do and where they work. She took us to some spots that we could have never found ourselves, and we ate so many delicious things. Well worth the experience, highly recommended!
If you're in Heraklion and thinking about doing this tour, do it! We had our tour with Margarita (Papatya) as our guide. She was so friendly, so passionate about Crete, so knowledg…
Jahanara
September 2020
Omg, I was so comfortable with Papatya, I could have spent the whole day with her, as if we were long lost friends!!! A family woman but a heart of a wonderer, solo traveller!! She is of Turkish decent but classses herself as a Cretan at heart. If you are a female solo traveller please choose her as your guide, you will not regret it!!!
Omg, I was so comfortable with Papatya, I could have spent the whole day with her, as if we were long lost friends!!! A family woman but a heart of a wonderer, solo traveller!! She…

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    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.