Traditional Cretan cooking class and dinner in Rethymno

Hosted by Androniki

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The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Cooking classes, Greek

Number of guests

2 to 10

Time of the event

11:00 AM (4 hours)

Hosted by Androniki

Verified host
Hello, my name is Androniki and I live with my husband in a small, traditional village close to the town of Rethymno. In this village, Loutra, I grew up and created along with my husband our own family. I am cooking for my family and my friends for many many years while my husband is growing season vegetables and fruits for our needs. My knowledge around cooking comes from our mothers. We enjoy Cretan cuisine because we grew up with its taste and aroma. We like to take care of our land and produce our own olive oil. We love that our children (in contrast with fast-food era) learned to cook their healthy daily food. So, today that our children have gone away to their own homes, we have the pleasure to host guests from all around the world in our house. We cook, taste and share with them, the magic of the traditional Cretan cuisine!!!


Raki or Greek coffee
Cheese pies
Sfakianes pites
Home made cheese
Greek salad
Pepper stuffed with cheeses
Greek yogurt or homemade ice cream with sweet spoon or a local sweet
Raki - Home made liqueur - Fresh seasonal fruit
Drinks & Beverages

What to expect

RuthSeptember 2019
We were hosted by Androniki, her husband, and a friend (Herika?) who assisted with translation as needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and would highly recommend joining them for lunch. Androniki and her crew did a wonderful job of handling all the prep work before we arrived and we had a great time making homemade cheese and putting together a plethora of Greek dishes — all were incredible. While our creations cooked in the outdoor oven, Androniki gave us a tour of her beautiful vegetable and herb garden. We even stopped to sample a pomegranate and gogi berries freshly picked from the trees! Finally we all sat down together and enjoyed our meal — it was truly heaven in Crete. I definitely suggest going hungry as you'll want to try everything at least once! Androniki — thank you again for hosting us. We really appreciated your hospitality and sincerely hope to see you again!
JenniferSeptember 2019
It was a wonderful experience cooking with Androniki and her family. It was a unique experience to use fresh herbs and vegetables from her garden to make delicious family recipes. Such lovely company with warm and kind hosts and their lovely friends. We all ate the dishes we had prepared together, a real feast. Thank you so much. Lesley, Tim and Jenny
amitSeptember 2019
Androniki's cooking class was a special experience. The food and the atmosphere were amazing! It was one of the highlights of our trip.
AlekhSeptember 2019
What a wonderful experience! The day we spent with Androniki, Pantelis, and Chariklia was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to Crete. Set in their beautiful garden and open kitchen, we had a blast (and lots of laughs) as we learnt to make delicious traditional Cretian dishes. Every part of the experience had been thought through to make it a very special and memorable day. The hosts were incredibly generous and the food was plentiful and delicious. I couldn’t recommend it enough!

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The place & Amenities

The full address will be provided once the booking is confirmed

Family friendly- Kids are welcome
Pets in the house
Air conditioning
Street parking
Nearby public transport
WiFi Available

$52 Price per guest