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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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What a wonderful surprise!

When I booked the Byzantine cooking class for myself , my husband and my 16th year old son I really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wild greens and greek doughs

Mariana is an extremely knowledgeable food historian. Her classes are fascinating, this is the... read more

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Reviewed 2 October 2017
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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| 5 km from the Chania City, Daratsos, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a nice time. We were the only 2 because it was not a scheduled course. We had a great time talking and eating in a beautifull garden with olive trees. It was a journey into history of greek vegeterian cooking. I especially liked...More

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Management response:Responded 24 August 2016

Dear Jan and Marjan, I as well had a great time & I thank you very much for your kind words! Really hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We found Mariana somewhat accidentally and we thank our good luck for it. If you want to know more about the Greek food (food history, politics, ancient recipes etc) you must contact her. My husband and I took the historical- food walking tour and the...More

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Management response:Responded 23 August 2016

Dear Anna thank you so much for your kind words! It pleases me immensely that you enjoyed your Food Odyssey- walking tour and the cheese and bread cooking lesson. I hope you will come back for another visit to Chania asap.

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