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FOOD ODYSSEY: A HISTORICAL FOOD WALKING TOUR OF CHANIA


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  • Greek
  • Historical
  • Ancient Greek
  • Cretan
  • Venetian
  • Ottoman
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ABOUT THIS MEAL

Our walking food tour combines tasty food tasting, food history, politics, and culture.
It begins with a light breakfast and unforgettable Cretan beverage. Since Arabs, Jews, Venetians, Ottomans, Greeks from Asia Minor, and immigrants have passed through Chania, adding their flavors to the local cuisine, we will follow their trail. We will experience a multi-sensory food event and delectable delicacies from one-of-a-kind specialty food shops while enjoying the opportunity to better understand the culinary history of the city and how the locals eat.
Our walk ends with a dive into the distant past. We will visit the archaeological museum of Chania to view selected cooking vessels and to experience them more in depth as one would taste exquisite old wine. We will then visit a ceramic workshop or a local taverna where we will have a chance to enjoy a short lesson in ancient cooking and we will be treated to home-baked bread, made according to ancient baking method- and other fine delicacies of historic Cretan gastronomy.
It is offered every Saturday or any dayn on request

ON THE MENU

Kalitsounia (small Cretan pies)

Bougatsa (a kind of cheesy/milky pastry pie) etc,

Slices of smoked pork or cured beef

Bread made according to ancient Greek information.

Byzantine style home-made cheese.

Savory biscotti (16th century).

...and some more delicacies

HOSTING STYLE

Eat With Guests

Amenities

Accessible Via Public Transit
Family Kid Friendly

About the host, Mariana Message Host

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Gina
Mariana has been hosting unforgettable cooking classes and food tours in Chania for years. Her knowledge and passion for food and teaching is a joy to be experience. Here are some of the other reviews she's had from guests all over the world: Niknik Achanzar| FROM CHICAGO We had a wonderful time touring with Mariana. It was amazing to be able to learn about Chania from an experimental archeologist and food historian. We loved being able to try the home-made breads that Mariana baked using ancient methods. After the tour, Mariana gave us fantastic recommendations for things to do during the rest of our stay. Overall, this was a great experience. John | FROM ROME I took the 'Eating in ancient Greece' cooking class. It was a cooking lesson, a history lesson and a meal all in one! I enjoyed it very much. I was by myself but Mariana had me group with four other lovely people and we learned so many interesting things and cooked and laughed. A very interesting class by an experimental archaeologist who is an Gourmand award - winning author as well. Food was great. Anna Delhaugh| FROM NEW YORK I’m thoroughly fascinated with Mariana's cooking courses. I took two of them and I enjoyed the entire process, from mixing historically-appropriate ingredients and cooking over an open fire to using replicas of historic equipment and tools. Mariana is extremely generous with her knowledge and responded to every question in such a warm and nuturing way!

$106 per guest

$106 per guest

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Chania, Crete Region (Address released upon joining)


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