Be an Ancient Cretan Cook

Food & Drink  | Jerolyn

Experience a “living museum” that allows you to engage your senses to explore the mysterious and beautiful Cretan past.

We meet at the Fort located in the Old Town of Ierapetra for a walking tour and to shop for items to prepare for your meal.

Ierapetra is one of the oldest towns built on the coast of the Libyan Sea. It was a powerful port town during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and most likely in early period too! Rumors say that Napoleon stayed here before leaving Europe for his military campaign in Africa

After enjoying a slice of modern life, you will experience a truly distinct culinary adventure that explores how the Minoans might have cooked some 3000-5000 years ago. Around a cooking hearth you will cook in ceramic pots while learning about the Minoans and the ancient landscape of Crete. The knowledge shared with you is based on archaeological and environmental data, art history, ethnographic accounts, and local stories.

Who can join this experience?

Visitors over 5 years old


Comfortable clothes, light jacket (outdoors activity), sunscreen, bug spray

From 100€
per adult

From 60€
per kid


4 hours


Local cheese & olives, selection of 3 slow cooked dishes in ceramic pots with a wine pairing, dessert, water, and Cretan tea


No special equipment is required


English, Greek




2 reviews for Be an Ancient Cretan Cook

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristen St

    The greatest way to learn about ancient Crete. Food is delicious as well. We had a great day, definitely recommended.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great way to spend your day. Learn about ancient Crete while choosing fresh products in Ierapetra. Learn to cook and taste ! Amazing ! Thank you ! It was magnificient !

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