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Food Tasting in Rethymnon

Turn on your taste buds and prepare yourself for a treat. Taste your way through the old town of Rethymnon on this evening food tour that uncovers the best from the Cretan diet. Eat and drink the best products of the region, talk to locals and how do they do it, and find out why Crete is a foodies’ paradise! 

Turn on your taste buds and prepare yourself for a treat. Taste your way through the old town of Rethymnon on this evening food tour that uncovers the best from the Cretan diet. Eat and drink the best products of the region, talk to locals and how do they do it, and find out why Crete is a foodies’ paradise!

The Cretan diet is recognized by the international scientific community as the most characteristic and high-quality version of the so-called Mediterranean pattern of eating.

The Cretan cuisine, one of the oldest and most palatable culinary traditions in the world, with its variety of delicious and aromatic delights, is correctly considered one of the healthiest going. The richness and the quality of the island’s products down the centuries have produced a cuisine with a unique flavour – fresh and unadulterated.

What You'll Do

  • Experience real Cretan food, from classic kalitsounia to freshly baked baklava

  • Learn how Crete’s culinary traditions have led to one of the healthiest diets in the world

  • Participate in a wine tasting workshop and food pairing in one of the oldest Venetian cellars in town

  • Learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way on sand

  • Enjoy a glass of local beer or ouzo, and a signature raki cocktail at a hidden local spot

What to Expect

Join a local on this unique walk around the old town of Rethymnon while discovering the culinary treasures of the region. During your four-hour Crete tour, you are introduced to the best food and wines that Rethymnon has to offer! Cretan cuisine is one of the healthiest and tastiest diets in the world. It is the base of the Mediterranean diet, and Crete’s culture, history, and geography have all helped to create the island’s unique dishes.
Stroll through the oldest neighborhoods in Rethymno, while sharing with you your passion for local food and traditions. Walk along alleys and laneways before kicking off our culinary delights with a freshly brewed Greek coffee made the traditional way… on sand! While walking along narrow laneways in the heart of the old city, you’ll get to savor Crete’s famous kalitsounia, one of the most classic and delicious Cretan appetisers. Kalitsounia are pastry pies filled with cheese and spinach, fennel, or wild local greens. Best of all, you’re going to taste one at a 100-year-old bakery that’s a local favorite!

Next stop will be the jewel of the crown, as it is one of Rethymno’s oldest Venetian buildings, part of a Dominican monastery that was built the 14th century. Here, in a 700-year-old stone wine cellar, you will participate in a one-of-a-kind wine and food tasting workshop. You’ll learn all about the varieties of Greek grapes and wines (you’ll even receive a personalized folder with the history of Cretan wines), and get to taste red, white, rosé, and dessert wines, all accompanied by paired food plates.

Leaving the cellar, we’ll continue our walk through the old town and visit a local sweets shop. If you have a sustainable sweet tooth, then we’ve got you covered, as this patisserie creates sweet delights using only local, organic products. How about some baklava with ice cream made from sheep’s milk from a local farm? Next up on this Rethymno tour, you go to sample some locally brewed beer and meze. But instead of heading to a tavern, you are going to snack in a local art venue where you can chat with the artist and find out how Crete never fails to inspire artistic hearts.

Last but not least, you’ll try a signature cocktail made just for you, starring our liquid royalty, raki. Also known as tsikoudia,raki is an alcoholic beverage — a fragrant, grape-based pomace brandy of Crete. Your culinary tour of Rethymno will sadly finish here.                                       

This tour can be customized to cater for dietary needs at your request. Please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requests when you book. You can do this in the "Additional information" box at checkout.

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Details

Type
Guided Trips/Tours, Courses & Seminars
Activities
Gastronomy, Wine, Local products,Wine tasting
Tags
Gastronomy, Wine Tasting, Rethymnon
location
Old town of Rethymnon, Rethymno
Languages
English or Greek

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Costs

From €140 per person

Difficulty Level & Required Equipment

Difficulty Level
1 (Very Easy)

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

Duration: 4 hours

On Request
Yes
Schedule

Starting time & Point: 6.00 PM in front of the Four Marty Church
Ending point: Venetian Harbour of Rethymnon

Services

All inclusive
No
Included Services

Local English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, pastries, traditional sweets, wine/spirit tasting, locally produced ice cream, locally brewed beer, and meze platter). The inclusions are more than enough that you can skip dinner! (Vegetarian options are available but please let us know at the time of booking.)

Not Included Services

Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your local guide.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & conditions

Travelers under 18 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund.

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