Heraklion Walking Food Tour – Heraklion Food Stories
- Sample authentic Cretan cuisine
- Sample unique Cretan cheeses and learn how to and learn about Cretan cheese by selecting the best ones
- Try bougatsa in a family-owned business that has been running since 1920s
- Taste the world famous Cretan olive oil and find out why it is considered one of the best in the world
- Enjoy a glass of local wine and learn about the local wine making process that dates back to the Bronze Age
- Sip a a freshly brewed traditional Greek coffee in a local kafeneion
Heraklion Walking Food Tour - Heraklion Food Stories At a Glance
Welcome to the Heraklion walking food tour! This tour is a great opportunity to sample authentic Cretan cuisine and learn about the local food culture. You'll start by sampling some of the unique Cretan cheeses, and then visit a family-owned business that has been making bougatsa for generations. Next, you'll have the chance to taste the world-famous Cretan olive oil, and learn about the local wine making process that dates back to the Bronze Age. Finally, you'll finish up with a traditional Greek coffee in a local kafeneion. This tour is a great way to experience the best of what Crete has to offer!
Heraklion Walking Food Tour - Heraklion Food Stories In Detail
Looking to sample some authentic traditional Cretan food? Heraklion is the perfect place to do just that! Start your culinary journey with a visit to a family-owned business that has been making cheese for over 90 years. Sample some of the unique cheeses produced on the island, and learn about the different production methods used.
What makes Heraklion Walking Food Tour - Heraklion Food Stories unique?
Heraklion is a foodie's paradise, and this walking tour is the perfect way to sample some of the best that the city has to offer. From traditional Cretan cheese to local wine and olive oil, you'll get to try a little bit of everything. And what makes this tour unique is that you'll be doing it on foot. Heraklion is a beautiful city, and this tour will take you through some of its most scenic streets and neighborhoods. You'll get to see the city from a whole new perspective, and you're sure to work up an appetite along the way. So come hungry, and get ready to enjoy the best of Heraklion's food scene.
Heraklion Walking Food Tour - Heraklion Food Stories Itinerary
You'll begin with an ellinikós kafés, a classic Greek coffee, after you've met your guide. Discover why Greeks love coffee, watch it be brewed the old-fashioned method in sand, and yes, you'll learn "cup reading," a long-standing custom that predicts your destiny!
Next, you'll enjoy in Heraklion's famous bougatsa in a family-run eatery that has perfected this dish since 1922! A must-try pastry while visiting the city is bougatsa, which is made of layers of phyllo enclosing a semolina custard, cheese, or minced meat filling.
You'll continue your exploration after passing through Heraklion's historic center and arrive at a local market to meet the local traders and find out more about their goods. Here, you'll get to try some of the staples of Cretan cuisine, such olives, rusks, and cheese. And yes, we'll show you how to master the art of cheese-tasting by giving you some insider tips and teaching you how to identify the best regional cheeses! Of course, you should also try the island's renowned olive oil to discover why organic Cretan olive oil is among the best in the world.
Then, you can choose to eat a local organic beef meal or try fried snails, which are a favorite among most Cretans.
Your Heraklion culinary tour wouldn't be complete without sampling some local Cretan wines in a family-run store, so let's move on to our final visit. Remember that Crete has a lengthy history of winemaking that goes all the way back to the Bronze Age!
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Things to know before booking
-Learn about Cretan gastronomy and taste traditional Cretan dishes
-Food tasting includes coffee, rusks, olives, cheese, pastries, traditional sweets, local wine/spirit tasting, and meats
-You can skip lunch because there are more than plenty included
-Vegetarian options are available;
Tour provider: Crete Local Adventures
-Heraklion food tour
-Not wheelchair accessible
-This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
-Enjoy traditional greek cuisine at food tours in Heraklion
Eleftherias Square - Your guide will be standing next to the statue of a soldier in the middle of Eleftherias Square at 12:00 PM Eleftherias Square is the main square of Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum and opposite the Astoria Hotel. We will be standing on the square holding a Crete Local Adventures sign.
Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.