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Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures

| 5 km from the Chania City, Daratsos, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 690 755 2349
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Bites of Chania

We enjoyed the tour with Mariana a lot. We started the tour with a breakfest where we had a... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lovelygreece
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Munich, Germany
A meal that made history come alive!

Our knowledgeable and gracious hostess, Mariana, walked us through food preparation reaching back... read more

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Reviewed 25 April 2018
Henie29
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Toronto, Canada
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Historical cooking lessons. Historical themed- dinners.Culinary and cultural walking tour of Chania. GCH&CA explores the evolution of Greek cuisine throughout the centuries encouraging people to rethink ancient and Byzantine dining. Cooking lessons: Eating in ancient Greece In search of Byzantine Cooking Cretan Wild greens & Dough Historical Cheese making & Bread baking class From Pythagorean diet to Vegetarian Cretan cuisine At the Creto-Roman table Pies!!! Walking tours: Food Odyssey: A historical food walking tour of Chania (4 hours) Sensing Crete through Taste, Smell and Touch: A sensory experience for foodies and history lovers (4 hours) Get your Nose Ready ( 2 hours) Bites of Chania (2 hours) For more information and details please visit our website.
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| 5 km from the Chania City, Daratsos, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the tour with Mariana a lot. We started the tour with a breakfest where we had a mountain tea for the first time and tasted Cretan food specialties which Mariana brought with herself. Then we moved through the city and stopped at interesting...More

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Mariana K, Owner at Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice review and joining the Bites of Chania Tour. I am very glad that you liked it! Warm regards.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Our knowledgeable and gracious hostess, Mariana, walked us through food preparation reaching back from Neolithic to modern interpretations. The menu was slightly modified to meet our needs, and with instructions and demonstrations by Mariana, we began the adventure. Most dishes were cooked over hot stones...More

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Mariana K, Owner at Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Henie Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad your husbands and you enjoyed the experience of a history- themed cooking class and meal. It was a pleasure to having you and I hope one day we will meet again....More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

When I booked the Byzantine cooking class for myself , my husband and my 16th year old son I really was not sure what to expect. Well, what a wonderful surprise we got! It was an amazing journey through the history of Byzantine food, food...More

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Mariana K, Owner at Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you so much for lovely review! I am very happy that you enjoyed you cooking lesson! Mariana

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Mariana is an extremely knowledgeable food historian. Her classes are fascinating, this is the second class I've taken of hers and I would recommend travelling to Crete purely to meet her if you're interested in the history of Greek cuisine. We got to sit under...More

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Mariana K, Ιδιοκτήτης at Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Ella, It is always a pleasure meeting you! I hope to see you again one day not necessarily for a cooking class but as friends.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Early in August my wife and I had the opportunity to join Mariana and explore Chania through senses while delving into the city's rich history and food culture. It was an unforgettable culinary adventure! Not onlyn we learned a lot about Cretan food history we...More

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Mariana K, Owner at Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review of the Greek Culinary & Cooking Adventures. I am delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much! Thanks again.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour throughout Chania. A nice mix of history and culture with many great tastes.

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Mariana K, Owner at Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Dear Nancy, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour !! Mariana

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Mariana offers an insightful view of Greek civilization through food using replicas of ancient cooking pots and ovens and recreating ancient cooking methods. The food was delicious!!!! And what a beautiful place for a cooking class - a very old olive grove! The historical cheese...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Mariana is a wonderful teacher and guide. We are 5 friends and we took the ancient Greek cooking lesson and the the historical culinary tour of Chania. We made and ate hellenistic food cooked over a log fire in the beautiful garden with the olive...More

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Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your kindness! And thank you for sharing your time, your enthusiasm, and your love of cooking, eating and history with me.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

It was really interesting and The food was delicious however I wished it was more hands on. She was lovely and knowledgable.More

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Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Dear Geeta, Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. I am so glad you found the lesson interesting and you enjoyed Byzantine food! I am sorry that the teaching method didn't meet your expectations. GCH&CA cooking lessons may be conducted...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Mariana was a wonderful teacher and guide. I learned a lot about about Greek and Cretan culinary history while we strolled around historic Chania talking and tasting flavorful delights. I highly recommend this tour for any foodie who wants to learn more about the history...More

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Management response:Responded 31 August 2016

Dear Terry, Thank you for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to spend those few hours with you!

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