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Local Life - Cooking lessons and cheese making

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US$ 84.55
2 travellers
What to Expect
On this excursion your guide let you discover with a minibus (max 8 persons) the Cretan way of life. The first stop is at an olive oil factory where we are welcomed by the owner. He guides us through the factory and teach us all about the olive oil process. In this particular factory, they still have the medieval olive oil press in place.

After the olive oil factory, we continue up the mountains to a small and authentic Cretan mountain village. A local shepherd welcomes us and take us in his farmer’s pick-up truck to his herd (goats, sheep and even the Kri-Kri the wild Cretan Goat). There, you will learn how to milk a goat.

Back in the village, we then have a cheese-making lesson from the shepherd, learning how to make fresh traditional Cretan cheese. After this, the shepherd puts on his chef’s clothing and teach the secrets of a Cretan kitchen with fresh and local ingredients and herbs from his own garden. Whilst waiting for the shepherd to transform into a chef, we take you on a small tour of the village.

The cooking lessons are very important; what you make, you will eat, so be sure not to burn your food! This authentic day will be held at a picturesque restaurant with a spectacular view. You are then free to enjoy your lunch, after which, we head back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups 15 km around Hersonissos Village.
All pickups more than 15 km with a max of 25 km will have an extra charge of 7.50 € per person per transfer, to be paid at the driver.
Departure Time
9.00 am
  • Pick up / drop off (15 km around Hersonissos)
  • Minibus
  • Gasoline
  • Driver / Guide
  • Guided tour olive oil factory
  • Demonstration milking
  • Try out milking
  • Cooking lessons
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
  • Drinks during the cooking lessons
  • Extra drinks lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this trip mid August with guides Vasilis and Francesca. Although we were on a small mini bus with another family, we were joined by a second bus so were a group of around 15. First stop was the Olive oil factory and this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank VickiW965
EyeTravel_Excursions, Owner at Eye Travel - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback!

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We used eye travel for 3 tours. All were fantastic, the guides Sophie for the wine tour and Spinalonga and Jessica for local life were knowledgeable, good drivers and good company. The vehicles were comfortable with aircon. Our favourite day was the local life... I...More

1  Thank niblets
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had great service from the moment we met Roger in the Eye Travel office! Top man, friendly informative and great fun. We left 8.30 on the day of the trip and Roger was our guide. We went to see a local olive factory and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank alliebroadhurst
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