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Cook to meet the Minoans

Learn about the Minoan diet and how to cook Minoan food!

Replicate the way ancient Cretans cooked their meals in clay cookware, in an open fire pit in a cooking class the Minoan way! Learn everything about the Minoan meals and drinks and learn how to prepare them!

The menu is based on archaeological evidence and includes meals and drinks, while the cooking class the Minoan way is conducted by an archaeologist in an archaeological pit especially designed for kids. The pit is based on real-life archaeological excavations from the Minoan time period. 

This is your chance for an original cooking class in Crete. You can add an excavation simulation and mosaic workshop at the same place to enrich your day. The pit is located close to Chania.

How to book

This family activity is ideal for families from 5 years old and for a skip-gen vacation! It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Crete and the Greek Islands.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.