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Food Odyssey of Chania
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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
Included

Food tastings, historic foods, a short lesson in ancient Greek cooking, a light meal

Participants2-8 participants
CategoriesCulinary Tours, Themed Tours, Culinary Tours in Chania, Culinary Tours in Crete Region
LanguagesEnglish, Greek
Opening hours
RegionChania, Crete Region
Additional informationchania food walking tour.pdf

Venue

In front of Chania's Town Hall
Kydonias 29, Chania, Greece

Offered by

Greek Culinary History and Cooking Adventures
731 35 - Chania

Further information

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.

Time: 9:00-13:00

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

Local cheese

Light meal

Loukoumades (deep fried dough soaked in honey syrup)

Malotira (herbal tea)

Greek coffee

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