Unique Food Tour in Chania

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Unique Food Tour in Chania


An authentic culinary experience with an experimental archaeologist- food historian, Gourmand award winning author, blending delectable food tastings, food history, food politics and culture. 

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

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This is a unique 'food Odyssey' combining the enchanting Cretan history and culture with delicious and authentic food tasting, going off the beaten path; one of the best things to do in Crete for connoisseurs and gastronomy lovers. 

Activity Description

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 tastings 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.
During this food tour in Chania you will experience over 15 different foods; enough to skip lunch! The gastronomic experience starts with  olives, handcrafted cheese made according to ancient Greek information, homemade bread made according to Byzantine baking method and a herbal tea prepared the Cretan way! The food tour will end at a local taverna where you will have a chance to enjoy a short lesson in ancient cooking and you will be treated to  fine delicacies of traditional and historic Cretan cuisine. Just before the taverna, you will have the chance to dive into the distant past of Cretan gastronomy with a visit the archaeological site of Kastelli where you will be introduced to the Minoan cooking methods. 
This food tour is an extraordinary gastronomic experience, off-the-beaten path!

Special Features

  • Authentic and traditional food tasting

  • Historical foods

  • Visit to spots in Chania town of culinary, cultural and historic interest

  • Visit to an archeological site

  • Short Ancient Greek cooking lessons

  • Light meal


Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Saturdays, other days upon request with at least 2 days notice in advance | 10am.

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Group Size:  Shared groups of min. 1 - max. 8 guests.

Spoken Language: English.

Meeting Point: In front of Chania Town Hall (29, Kydonias str.)

Pace: Easy.   

Included: Field expert, a wide variety of local delicacies,  multi-sensory food experience, historic food and tastings as described

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: 50% discount for children aged 10-14 years. Free participation for children up to 10 years old. 

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. 

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