This is a historical walking tour of Chania. It combines tasty food tasting, food history, politics, and culture. Since Arabs, Jews, Venetians, Ottomans, Greeks from Asia Minor, and immigrants have passed through Chania, adding their flavors to the local cuisine, it will follow their trails.
- Historic foods
- FREE tickets for all kids under 7
- You will see a number of additional historic sites throughout the food tour
Food tastings, historic foods, a short lesson in ancient Greek cooking, a light meal
|Categories||Culinary Tours, Themed Tours, Culinary Tours in Chania, Culinary Tours in Crete Region|
|Region||Chania, Crete Region|
|Additional information||chania food walking tour.pdf|
Kydonias 29, Chania, Greece
Offered byGreek Culinary History and Cooking Adventures
Our walking food tour combines tasty food tasting, food history, politics, and culture. It begins with a light breakfast and unforgettable Cretan beverage.
Since Arabs, Jews, Venetians, Ottomans, Greeks from Asia Minor, and immigrants have passed through Chania, adding their flavors to the local cuisine, we will follow their trails. We will experience a multi-sensory food event and delectable delicacies from one-of-a-kind specialty food shops while enjoying the opportunity to better understand the culinary history of the city and how the locals eat.
Our walk ends with a dive into the distant past. We will visit an archaeological site or the archaeological museum of Chania to view selected cooking vessels and to experience them more in depth as one would taste exquisite old wine.
We will then visit a ceramic workshop or a local taverna, where we will have a chance to enjoy a short lesson in ancient cooking and we will be treated to home-baked bread, made according to ancient baking method- and other fine delicacies of historic Cretan gastronomy.
Meeting point: In front of Chania's Town Hall (29, Kydonias str., 73135 Chania)
The tour is also offered upon request, if time permits.
On the menu
Kalitsounia (small Cretan pies)
Bougatsa (a kind of cheesy/milky pastry pie)
Bread made according to ancient Greek information
Byzantine style home-made cheese. Savory biscotti (16th century)
Smoked pork or beef
Loukoumades (deep fried dough soaked in honey syrup)
Malotira (herbal tea)