Unique Walking Food Tour in Chania

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Unique Walking Food Tour in Chania


An authentic culinary experience blending interesting and delicious food tasting, food history, politics and culture.

Visiting Places: Chania town, Crete
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

This unique walking food tour begins with a light breakfast and an unforgettable Cretan beverage. Following the trails 'carved' by the Arabs, Jews, Venetians, Ottomans, Greeks from Asia Minor and other immigrants who have passed through Chania, adding their flavors to the local cuisine, you will experience a food event that satisfies all the senses, delectable delicacies from one-of-a-kind specialty food shops while enjoying the opportunity to understand better the culinary history of the city and how the locals eat.
The walk ends with a dive into the distant past. You will visit the the archaeological site of Kastelli or/and the  archaeological museum of Chania to view selected cooking vessels and to experience them more in depth. You will then visit a ceramic workshop or a local taverna, where you will have a chance to enjoy a short lesson in ancient cooking and you will be treated to home-baked bread -made according to an ancient baking method- and other fine delicacies of historic Cretan gastronomy.

Special Features

  • Authentic and traditional food tasting
  • Historical foods
  • Visit to spots in Chania town of culinary, cultural and historic interest
  • Visit to archeological site and/or Chania archeological museum
  • Short Ancient Greek cooking lessons
  • Light meal

Why we like it

This is a unique 'food Odyssey' combining the enchanting Cretan history and culture with delicious and authentic food tasting, beyond the beaten path. 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Saturdays (other days upon request) | 9am.

Duration: Approx. 4 hours.

Group size:  Min. 2 - Max. 8 people.

Spoken Language: English.

Meeting Point: The Municipality of Chania (exact meeting point to be provided immediately after confirmation of booking). 

Pace: Easy. Activity suitable for children 10 years or older with interest in gastronomy, archeology and who are comfortable joining a walking tour.  

Included: Field expert, a wide variety of local delicacies,  multi-sensory food experience, historic food, museum ticket.

Excluded: Anything not mentioned as included.

Note: Casual dress, comfortable shoes and clothing recommended. Please advise of any food restrictions (e.g. allergies) upon booking. Your guide will do the best to accommodate your specific needs. Food tastings are subject to change without notice. Itinerary is adjusted/finalised depending on weather conditions, traffic at the museum a.o. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: EUR 30 applies for children up to 13 years. Full price for children older than 13 years. 

Vendor: Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

Cancellation Policy

Full refund for cancellations up to 10 days in advance. 50% refund for cancellations up to 5 days in advance. No refund for cancellations less than 5 days before the activity date.