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Cretan Cooking Experience - Cook with us

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.Moni kalivianis, GreecePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Marianna

3.5 hours
Cretan
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You are going to cook a 5-course meal under the instructions of mama Stella, our specialist in traditional Cretan cuisine. All the equipment and your personal apron will be provided by us. Local homemade refreshments and water will provided,too. Pure and natural ingredients will be used during our cooking class. After your cooking experience, you will be able to enjoy your own creations with a glass of Cretan wine. The event will last approximately 3 to 3.5 hours and it will take place in a picturesque and traditional place, called “Tsiknakis Bakery”! In the end, you will receive a personal gift bag with organic products from our family farm! Furthermore, all recipes and photographs from your experience will be send to you via email.
You are going to cook a 5-course meal under the instructions of mama Stella, our specialist in traditional Cretan cuisine. All the equipment and your personal apron will be provided by us. Local homemade refreshments and water will provided,too. Pure and natural ingredients will be used during our cooking class. After your cooking experience, you will be able to enjoy your own creations with a glass of Cretan wine. The event will last approximate…

Marianna's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    All the cooking ingredients for the 5-course meal you are going to cook . P...
  • Drinks
    Local homemade refreshments , water & local wine!
  • Equipment
    Personal cooking equipment & personal apron. All recipes and photographs fr...
From $68
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person
Sun, Oct 25
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person
Mon, Oct 26
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person

Meet your host, Marianna

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 21 Reviews
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Hallo, I am Marianna! I am a Cretan diet lover. I was born and bred in Crete! I feel lucky as the Cretan lifestyle runs in my veins. Among with my mum and my grandma, we would love to share with you all the secrets of traditional Cretan cuisine, and make you feel like a local Cretan. We want to immerse you in Cretan culture & spirit. We are going to share with you authentic Cretan recipes and cooking techniques that we follow for more than 3 generations. Smell, taste & feel our tradition, through a unique cooking experience!
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Where you'll be

Our cooking experience will takes place in a picturesque and traditional place, called “Tsiknakis Bakery” !

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Tomohiro
October 2020
Marianna and her mother were extremely welcoming and sweet. We had such a personalized experience cooking local cuisine. We are so grateful for their hospitality and it is so worth the price! If you love cooking and want a unique experience cooking local creatan food then this class is a must!
Marianna and her mother were extremely welcoming and sweet. We had such a personalized experience cooking local cuisine. We are so grateful for their hospitality and it is so wor…
Fábio
September 2020
Marianna and her mother were very kind and showed us their food culture teaching us different recipes, whe cooked all of our dishes and ate them at the end, we learned a lot by cooking and even took the rest with us back home and got a little present from them. I really recommend it, it's an amazing experience if you like Greek food!!
Marianna and her mother were very kind and showed us their food culture teaching us different recipes, whe cooked all of our dishes and ate them at the end, we learned a lot by c…
Anika
September 2020
Der Kochkurs war wirklich großartig. Erstmal muss ich etwas zum Umfeld loswerden: es wird im Freien gekocht, was uns wirklich sehr gut gefallen hat. Die Ausstattung, sowie die Hygiene waren einwandfrei. Marianna und ihre Mutter Stella sind sehr herzliche und freundliche Menschen. Wir fanden es außerdem toll, dass beinah alle Produkte aus dem eigenen Garten der Gastgeber stammen, oder wie beispielsweise der Käse, von Hand hergestellt wurde. Es wurde authentisches Essen gekocht, welches es in Kreta in keinem Restaurant zu finden gibt. Wir werden diesen tollen Tag noch lange in Erinnerung behalten :)
Der Kochkurs war wirklich großartig. Erstmal muss ich etwas zum Umfeld loswerden: es wird im Freien gekocht, was uns wirklich sehr gut gefallen hat. Die Ausstattung, sowie die Hygi…
Tayla
September 2020
Very kind hosts that went out of their way to make us comfortable. Answering our many questions about Crete and their traditional cuisine.
Martin
September 2020
It was a wonderful experience! We really enjoyed meeting Marianna and mama Stella and cooking some greek food together. The event was well organized, food was delicious and overall it was a lot of fun, smiles and good food!
Jahanara
September 2020
Marianna and her mother a so caring and hospitable. They were both very patient with us when we were cooking and food was so much that we took some home. Great food, great company and a great experience!

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  • Sat, Oct 24
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Mon, Oct 26
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Thu, Oct 29
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person
  • Sun, Nov 1
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $68 per person

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

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

More tips

Please let us know of any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking and we will prepare all the necessary changes in your menu.
For safety reasons, children (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years old.

What to bring

Do not forget to bring your smiley attitude! :D