8 days Culture and Gastronomy Tour in Crete Greece

Χανιά, Ελλάδα

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 18
8 days Culture and Gastronomy Tour in Crete Greece
Χανιά, Ελλάδα

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

 The cuisine of Crete, being a crossroad island, has been influenced, at different times, by both western and eastern Mediterranean cultures.

What many don’t know is that the famous for its health benefits Mediterranean Diet has its origin in the Cretan cuisine. The European voyagers and explorers in the 1950s who started to show an interest in the nutritional habits of other cultures have noticed the surprising longevity of the Cretans despite their poverty and the simplicity of their diet. This inspired them to further investigate the eating habits of all neighboring Mediterranean cultures until they formed a clear suggestion of what we today know as the Mediterranean Diet, one of the most healthy styles of eating worldwide.

During your stay and culinary adventure, you will not just learn the secrets of Cretan cooking but will experience with all your senses the journey from the heart to the stomach and from nature to the table.

We invite you to cook, learn, laugh, feel, and travel with us to return back to your country as a proud sharer of our food and cultural tradition.

What’s included

  • Small group
    Small group of 2-18 travelers to maximize quality and personal attention
  • Local transfers
    Pickup/ drop-off from/ to Chania port (Souda) or airport (CHQ)
  • Accommodation
    7 nights seaside accommodation in a handpicked venue with a swimming pool
  • Meals
    Half board meals (breakfast and either lunch or supper daily). On the free and departure days breakfast only.
  • Experiences
    Authentic cultural experiences on 5 guided day trips eating at Crete's best taverns or gourmet restaurants
  • Fees
    All entrance fees, transfer costs, and guiding fees for the activities as described in the itinerary
  • Team
    Operated by a team of dedicated travel experts
  • Taxes
    All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Air tickets
    International air transfer to/ from Crete
  • Solo stay
    Surcharge for a solo stay in a double/twin room on top of our standard shared accommodation price
  • Extra meals
    No lunch or dinner on a free day and on the departure day
  • Drinks
    Drinks are not in meals included, only bottled water is
  • Insurance
    Travel and medical insurance
  • Extras
    Massage treatments are available on request
  • Gratuities
    Gratuities (optional)

Available Packages

Single stay

 1 adult staying solo in a twin or double bedroom with WC/ bathroom (breakfast included) 

Shared stay

 1 adult sharing a twin or double bedroom and WC/ bathroom (breakfast included) 


 Child 5 to 17 y.o. sleeping on a sofa bed of a twin or double room (breakfast included) 


Your Organizer

Travel and Do is an ambitious multi-project operated by a network of Greek travel specialists, social enterprises, NGOs, university professors, environmental associations, agricultural societies, entrepreneurs in the food industry, and health experts, all harmoniously cooperating under the supervision and legal authority of the socially responsible travel company TRAVEL and DO Eservices. The project’s aim is to promote Greek culture and land products through tourism.