Cooking Vacations in Greece
Book a cooking vacation in Greece or design your own cooking holiday!
Experience a cooking vacation in Greece. Immerse yourself in the local gastronomy, visit artisan producers, make wine, join the olive harvest and learn the secrets of the local culture. Join a sustainable approach to tourism that benefits the local economy. Find out more about sustainable cooking holidays in Greece.
Want a buzz? Beekeeping and Honey Making in Crete
Do you have a passion for food, nature and sustainable living? Do you want to participate in activities that shape the life and culture in the small villages in rural Greece? We’ve created some unique holiday experiences so that you can explore the secrets of the Greek food culture and discover traditional Greek home-cooking through a whole range of different activities.
Harvest the olives for olive oil or the grapes for wine. Learn how to make local cheese and traditional ceramics. Pick your own vegetables from the garden or visit the local market. Our Greek cooking classes lead on into long meals with good company, good wine and home-made dishes.
Hand Picked Greece
Our collection of small group vacations has been lovingly picked by hand, so you can immerse yourself in the local food culture.
We’d love to invite you on a relaxing holiday, where you’ll meet the real flavours of Greece and return home with wonderful new foodie skills and knowledge.
All our Greek cooking vacations are based on sustainable tourism principles, with local, ethically sourced produce and services, offering a more authentic way to travel.
The Olive Farm
Our base on Crete is The Olive Farm, a tranquil hideaway on a hillside, with a terrace that looks across the plain to the White Mountains. This is a place where you can relax, enjoy a slower pace of life, meet local people and enjoy preparing and eating wonderful freshly prepared cuisine.
Cook in Crete this Autumn
Imagine sitting on the terrace, sipping a glass of red wine as the sun sets, olive groves and vineyards in the foreground and mountains beyond. The olives you enjoy with the wine were grown here on the farm and the bread was baked in the village. But the best is yet to come. The food you will spend the evening enjoying is the result of an afternoon cookery workshop, and uses all the local star ingredients – olives, tomatoes grown here in the garden, cheese, wine and honey from the local producers. Everything is fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. Find out more
Discovery and hiking in Sfakia, South Crete
Travel south of the White Mountains to the region of Sfakia in south western Crete. Come to hike, cook, relax, swim, soak up the local culture and enjoy this remote and unspoilt corner of Crete. You will get a chance to climb in the White Mountains, visit caves and observe the local wildlife. Follow parts of the European trail E4 and benefit from the unique legacy that the area provides. Find out more
Vegetarian and vegan cooking holidays in Crete
With the focus on the freshest local produce, this veggie version of our Greek cookery holiday is all about cooking and eating simple, regional and seasonal home-cooking in an idyllic setting. Enrich your skills, imagination and veggie choices back home by spending a week in sunny Crete learning the local vegetarian recipes. Combine your foodie experience with wonderful surroundings and fascinating local culture. Find out more
Join the olive harvest in Crete
Come on holiday to Greece in winter and take part in the olive harvest. Escape to Crete, roll your sleeves up and pick olives with the locals. Enjoy a full-on experience of Crete’s unique gastronomy. Our olive harvest holidays are only available for a few weeks from mid October through until mid January, during the harvesting season, so why not come and join us for a different kind of winter holiday? Find out more
An artisan cooking experience in Crete
Join us for a week-long holiday to discover the unique gastronomy and culture of Crete. Come and share what makes rural Crete so special – the welcoming people, wonderful food and wine, and long meals among friends and family. Your base for the week will be The Olive Farm in the district of Apokoronas in the north western part of Crete, a 40 minute drive from Chania. Find out more
The grape escape – All about grapes and wine
A wine tasting holiday that you can easily enjoy without being a connoisseur. Combine winery tours with wine seminars and artisan cooking. Join us on this wine tasting holiday and receive in depth knowledge on Greek and Cretan wines. Find out more
Join the olive harvest in Mani
Come to the Mani during the olive harvest for a holiday that gets under the skin of the Greek way of life. Enjoy visits to artisan food producers, cook with the locals and walk the magnificent footpaths of the mount Taygetu nature reserve. The village of Kardamyli will be your home for the week – a place to relax, tune in to the pace of country life, eat wonderful local produce and enjoy walking into the hills. Find out more
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