Heraklion on a Food tour

Heraklion, Greece

Experience hosted by Rebecca

4 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

The best way to get to know a place is through its food and we will take you on an unforgettable tasty journey through Crete's capital city, Heraklion.
On Heraklion on a Food tour, learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way in sand and yes, we will teach you "cup reading".
Experience real Cretan food at 8 authentic stops away from the tourist crowds
Become a cheese–tasting expert by learning how to spot the best local cheeses
Savour Heraklion’s bougatsa, a 'must-taste' for any visitor to the city, and find out why organic Cretan olive oil is one of the best oils in the world
Enjoy a glass of local wine and learn the process from harvest to bottle
Be brave enough to sample our local specialty "Fried snails" with some Raki shots and if that isn't enough, we invite you for a cooking class at our house.

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure.
Other things to note
This tour can be customised to cater for dietary needs at your request. Please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requests when you book.
The best way to get to know a place is through its food and we will take you on an unforgettable tasty journey through Crete's capital city, Heraklion.
On Heraklion on a Food tour, learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way in sand and yes, we will teach you "cup reading".
Experience real Cretan food at 8 authentic stops away from the tourist crowds
Become a cheese–tasting expert by learning how to spot the best…

What's included

  • Food
    Traditional tapas
  • Drinks
    Wine and Raki

Meet your host, Rebecca

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! Cretan food and Culture were enough to make me and my team fall in love with this island. We are avid travelers and foodies ourselves and love anything that is organic and from small producers. Crete is a foodies’ paradise! Walk with us to experience the city like a local and explore the best the city has to offer. We are great cooks ourselves and we can end this experience with a cooking class at my house. We have turned our passion into our profession as we have been running this tour for the last 2 years.
As a licensed travel planner/travel agent creating awarded tours is my passion which led me to create my own bespoke company which is trusted by the New York Times and Lonely Planet! Cretan food and Culture were enough to make me and my team fall in love with this island. We are avid travelers and foodies ourselves and love anything that is organic and from small producers. Crete is a foodies’ paradise! Walk with us to experience the city like a local and explore the best the city has to offer.…
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Where you'll be

We will visit one of the last places that make traditional Greek coffee brewed in sand and talk with the owner of a coffee roasting shop.
We will savor "bougatsa" a traditional sweet at the oldest family store in the city that actually have their own secret recipe
You will taste cheese, olives and honey at a shop who the owners are also the producers as all products are from their farm.
Learn all about Cretan wines from a sommelier at his cellar

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Nicholas
August 2021
My wife and I had a fantastic afternoon on the food tour with Eva! All of the food places were wonderful and we left the tour feeling extremely full and had to skip dinner. We were also pleasantly surprise by the amount of history about Heraklion that was incorporated into the tour which really made us feel attached to the city itself.
Karen
July 2021
Engaging and really interesting. A fabulous tour with Eva- new friends, amazing food- and a really personal view of her beloved city. We absolutely loved it!
Kate
July 2021
A wonderful tour, lots of local knowledge from our guide Margarita, who took us to some hidden (and not so hidden) gems. The pace was just right, a lovely balance of talking, eating, drinking and ambling around Heraklion. The food was delicious and plentiful, the wine and raki flowed and a fun food adventure was had by all. Definitely worth it if you have the time and an appetite for culture and good company.
Mitchell
July 2021
You must take this tour to gain a real perspective of the island and it’s people. As well as if you’re a food lover. Margarita made this experience unforgettable. She brought me to places a tourist wouldn’t think to go to. I throughly enjoyed hearing about her life as a local. I can’t recommend this tour enough, worth every penny. Thank you again Margarita!
Chuck
June 2021
This was a wonderful tour of the food and drink of Greece. We went on the tour at the beginning of our Greek Holiday, and were then able to apply the knowledge we learned during the tour to increase our enjoyment of the food and beverages we had during the rest of our trip. Highly recommended.
Shania
June 2021
I really debated on booking this tour or not and I’m so glad that I did it. Margarita was an absolute amazing tour guide. She knew all of the good food places. At the end of the tour she even gave me recommendations for other bars/restaurants and help me figure out the bus station. Whether you are going as a group or a single Traveller, you will not be disappointed.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.