Duration 🌞 Half Day

Cooking Lessons in Lassithi Plateau! From Heraklion


Every Saturday from June till October


Every Saturday from Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gouves, Gournes, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis.


Total duration 8 hours / Stay in Kera Monastery 30 minutes approximately / Stay in Tzermiado 3 hours


Join us for an unforgettable day tour that takes you on a journey through the rich culinary traditions of the Lasithi Plateau. Perfect for food enthusiasts and cultural explorers, this tour offers a hands-on experience in the art of Cretan cooking, set against the backdrop of Crete’s stunning landscapes.

Begin your day with a serene visit to the historic Kera Monastery. Take in the peaceful surroundings and explore the beautiful frescoes and architecture. Next, we head to the small village of Kaminaki, where you’ll source fresh ingredients directly from local gardens. Experience the farm-to-table concept firsthand as you pick the finest produce for your cooking class. Here, you will also have the unique opportunity to milk goats, connecting with the pastoral traditions of Crete.

Next, we stop at the picturesque village of Tzermiado, at a local taverna, where our cooking lessons will take place outdoors. Under the guidance of local chefs, learn to prepare authentic Cretan dishes like Dakos (a refreshing local dish with tomatoes and cheese), Dolmadakia (delicate vine leaves stuffed with a flavorful mixture of rice and herbs), Tzatziki (the classic Greek yogurt dip with cucumber, garlic, and herbs), and Mizithropitakia (delicious little pies filled with mizithra, a local cheese). Savor locally produced raki or Greek coffee as you cook.

After the cooking lesson, enjoy free time to explore Tzermiado. You can also extend your culinary experience by enjoying a meal at the local taverna, where every ingredient is sourced from the surrounding area, ensuring a fresh and authentic dining experience.

Experience with us the heart of Mediterranean cuisine, celebrated for its health benefits and exquisite flavors. The Cretan diet, a cornerstone of the Mediterranean culinary tradition and renowned for promoting longevity and well-being, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients and time-honored recipes passed down through generations. This tour not only teaches you to cook authentic dishes but also connects you with the culture and traditions that make Cretan cuisine so special!


Indicative Time-Table:

10:00Arrival in Monastery of Kera
10:30Departure from Monastery
11:00Arrival in Tzermiado – Cooking lesson
14:00Departure from Tzermiado
15:30Arrival in Heraklion

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.



Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gouves, Gournes, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick-up point)

Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

Professional Guide


Not Included:

Entrance fee to the monastery (2€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

Personal Expenses



Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children 4 – 12 years old 50% discount


Cancellation policy:

For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees

Non-show 100% cancellation fees



  1. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  4. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.


Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)


For clarifications please send us a mail at online@travelid.gr or contact us at +30 2810 335 227

We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm