Heraklion Tour for Foodies

Discover the Cretan gastronomy and taste its earthy flavors with this Heraklion food tour, exploring the city while enjoying its culinary traditions!

Wine tasting, Food tasting, Culinary experience, Walking & Sightseeing

When to book - availability

All year long. Everyday


  • Discover Cretan culture through traditional dishes and local eateries 
  • Taste at least 15 tastings of traditional Cretan food
  • Enjoy local drinks such as Cretan wine and raki
  • Explore Heraklion and the best places where to eat
Languages: English
Duration: 4 hours
Group size: min 1 - max 12
Starting / Meeting point: Lion Square, in front of the fountain or hotel pick-up

This experience will give you the opportunity to discover the city of Heraklion through its culinary tradition, tasting the best Cretan food! You will get the chance to eat unique dishes and taste Cretan flavors in the places that locals prefer, far from tourist traps!

Walk through the city and taste the best cream pie in town, the famous “bugatsa”. Visit the Old Market of the city and taste delicious local cheese. In this experience you will enjoy different kinds of Cretan cheese and find out more about the cheese tradition in Crete from your expert food guide! Next, you will visit a small honey shop where you will be introduced to the art of beekeeping and taste two different kinds of local honey!

While in the Old Market you will learn more unique traditional bakeries and taste delicious Cretan pastries such as “kalitsounia”, and biscuits, such as "ladokouloura" - everything made according to old grandma recipes!

Visit a local herb shop and enjoy a reviving tea of herbs from Cretan mountains. Explore the city for a while and end up this experience in a cozy restaurant by the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion - from where you can see the blue sea. Taste local dishes, such as "ntakos" or "dolmadakia", and first class seafood Finish this unique culinary experience with a traditional desert and raki!

What's included

  • A 4-hour private food tour in Heraklion
  • Services of a foodie expert guide
  • All food tastings

What's not included

  • Anything else you would like to order or purchase
  • Gratuities


  • Cancellation more than 5 days prior to scheduled Experience:Full refund, excluding 10% for administrative and credit card fees
  • Cancellation 2-4 days prior to scheduled Experience: 50% refund
  • Cancellation 24 hours prior to scheduled Experience or No show: No refund
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